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Report: Reid Short on Votes for 'Filibuster Reform'

Elizabeth420 Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 2:17 PM
Well, at least the Dems are finally being honest & aboveboard regarding their agenda, now that the election is safely behind them. After all, what difference does it make? They "won" & now they have the "mandate" or "will" of "the people" behind them, or something like that. Pay no attention to the growing divide between the 2 sides & the animosity that continues to ramp up under the POTUS who was supposed to be a "help heal" a troubled nation or some such.

An important update to this report from last week -- it appears that Harry Reid is struggling to cobble together the requisite 51 votes to nuke long-standing minority prerogatives in the Senate:

Democrats don’t have the 51 votes they need in the Senate to change filibuster rules that could make it harder for the GOP minority to wield power in the upper chamber. Lawmakers leading the charge acknowledge they remain short, but express optimism they’ll hit their goal. “I haven’t counted 51 just yet, but we’re working,” said Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), a leading...