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GOP Promises "Severe" Backlash if Reid Nukes Filibuster Rules

JasonCharleston Wrote: Nov 26, 2012 1:02 PM
Moderate and Haliburton. Health Insurance, weirdly the thing that has sky rocketing prices...is exempt. Read http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McCarran%E2%80%93Ferguson_Act Also, in order for Anti-trust laws to work you need to enforce. Raise your hand if you have a lobbyist group. Because I don't and I know who wins the Washingtonian political game. Can you guess who wins? Because its not you or me or the American consumer. If you believe that you must believe Santa Claus riding on a unicorn is protecting you.

As if Congress needed any more obstacles to resolving the fiscal cliff (and the expiring continuing resolution, and the looming debt limit), a brewing fight over filibuster rules in the Senate threatens to obliterate the upper chamber's traditional comity that has greased the skids of compromise for generations.  We've been covering this particular controversy over recent weeks -- and dating back years, really -- so feel free to brush up on what's at stake and why both sides are digging in their heels.  Cliffs Notes version:  Harry Reid is an obtuse and tyrannical majority leader, whose strong-arm...