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Report: Reid Short on Votes for 'Filibuster Reform'

RedRum Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 6:21 PM
It has been that way for over 230 years. Now, we have a power-hungry, hyper-partisan Majority Leader (dirty liar Harry Reid), and an equally partisan and despicable majority party (Dems) openly second-guessing the Founding Fathers and their unparralled wisdom in crafting the seperation of powers and the minority protection provisions under which the Senate has operated for since the late 1700s. Any modern politician trying to undo the work of Jefferson, Adams, Franklin & Hamilton should be opposed and shamed into leaving.

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...