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Report: Reid Short on Votes for 'Filibuster Reform'

Networker Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 11:31 PM
I agree with a lot of what you said. I agree that the founding fathers's limited government's power and left as much freedom as possible in its citizens hands so they were free to do as they saw fit, free to pursue life and liberty, etc.. At the same time, they didn't specify or mandate that this freedom was to be filled by a church. What they said was, you're free if you chose on your own...to fill it by a church, or community or whatever you want.... it's not government's role to tell you what to fill it with. The underlying theme of what you said is quite agreeable, however.

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...