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Thu Mar 7, 2019, 10:43 AM

What could Democrats have gained if they played the same sort of "hardball" in recent decades?

Just reading a story about Mitch Mcconnell and I find myself wondering what we could have gotten in the modern era (define as you like) if we played the same way? Anything short of and up to outright illegality is a valid tactic. Norms, decorum, standards be damned...

A la blocking the Supreme Court seat etc...

This would be setting aside the incredible damage that blowing up norms does of course...

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Reply What could Democrats have gained if they played the same sort of "hardball" in recent decades? (Original post)
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FBaggins Mar 2019 #1
mitch96 Mar 2019 #2

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Thu Mar 7, 2019, 10:47 AM

1. What makes you think they didn't?

Democrats held up court nominees... including outright blocking by not even holding hearings. They also changed the rules of the game to get nominees through in spite of filibusters.

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Thu Mar 7, 2019, 11:03 AM

2. I think we did not play hardball enough

Stop bringing a hot dish to a knife fight... The other side does not play nice..
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