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Laurab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-15-05 11:02 PM
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9. I think you're overreacting
The Dems have said they will basically shut down the government if the rethugs do what they've threatened to do, and get rid of the "nuclear option", which is the minority party's only hope when it comes to important votes like Supreme Court nominees. The "nuclear option" (filibuster), is used rarely by the minority party, and only for very important things (ie lifetime Supreme Court seats).

The rethugs are threatening to do away with the "nuclear option", which would essentially lead to clear sailing for any whacked out right wing neocon nut job Supreme Court appointee to win appointment, simply because the rethugs are the majority.

Reid is saying that if they take away that option, it will be difficult to get ANYTHING done in the senate. If they don't take away that option, they will work together, as they are SUPPOSED to do. That's basically all he's saying. Bully us, and you can forget working together on ANYTHING, to put it in simpler terms. At least that's my take on it.

If the rethugs do away with the filibuster, it's goodbye democracy (the little we have left), and hello, one party for good. The dems have to fight back with anything and everything they have.
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