Nuclear Option Coming?

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    Personally I think it a mistake, but acknowledge that the current Democratic leadership is leaving little choice:

    http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/print?id=769989

     
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    The only reason its a mistake is because the public in general are not intuned enoguh to realize this is perfectly legal and constitutional. Did anyone see Senator Schumer earlier? I didn't realize we fought a revolution for the right not to vote.
     
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    do you have a link?
     
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    look....to the winner goes the spoils....
     
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    gimme a bit and could try and get one. saw the clip on the TV news
     
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    this is a bad move, one that the republicans will sorely regret in another 10 to 15 years when it works against them. This also does nothing more than turn the senate into a judicial rubber stamp. Think about hillary in 08 with 50 demo votes.....scary?
     
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    Shutting down the Senate...
    Fighting a revolution for the right not to vote....

    that's the screwed-up Dimwits alright...a vote is something that they are absolutely desperate to prevent...if they lose control of the courts because too many originalist judges are appointed, their liberal activist agenda is doomed...
     
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    There's no way the GOP loses 5 Senate Seats over the next 4 years.
     
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    never say never, but you're supposed to think this through as a hypothetical anyway. Or is that too nitemarish to envision so you'll just deny the possibility?
     
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    They've never had to use the "filibuster forever" option before in over 200 years so I don't think it's a big worry.
     

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