Going Nuclear

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    The election of Scott Brown to the Senate from Massachusetts could be a blessing in disguise. The American People are being held hostage to the demands of special interests by Senate rules which permit a minority, in this case not only of senators but of senators representing a minority of the American People, to block legislation by filibustering. Should Brown be elected, the Senate majority still would be Democratic and they could abolish the filibuster.

    It's all explained here: Senate Dems Must "Go Nuclear"

    "Going nuclear" would have an added advantage. In addtition to overcoming Republican obstruction, the Democrats would be able to disprove the rumor that they don't have a spine.
     
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    It's too bad that those Senators though Joe that you say represent a majority of the American people are not representing the wishes of the majoirty of those they represent. The process in which you speak of will not likely happen regardless of how much some want it because it is a political move that will result in serious problems for the majority, not that they don't have some now. They are more likely to press for passage of the Senate version of the bill in the House as is.
     
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    It is, indeed, too bad. That's why Brown's election could be a good thing. Should that happen, it won't because America is becoming more Conservative but because Progressives stayed home. If the Democrats want to retain power, they'll have to do whatever it takes to bring them out. Fundamentally, America is a center-left nation. Congressional Democrats are going to have act like it.
     
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    Joe has a severe case of PTSD
     
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    By all accounts there is going to be a large voter turnout. Your commentary doesn't seem to fit.
     
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    This is why predicting Dem losses in 2010 is a lot like trying to estimate USSR losses during WWII, Dems can do any number of stupid things that could well lead to triple digit House losses, like say going nuclear
     
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    Biden is the dangerous one, yet Obama may endorse this method to pass health care?
     
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    The Republicans haven't had a filibuster proof majority since the 20's. How did they ever pass anything?
     
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    Free history lesson, Frankenberry...

    The USSR won WWII.
     
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    That was before the Dem Party sailed off into the "selected not elected" lunatic fringe
     

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