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Report: Reid Short on Votes for 'Filibuster Reform'

YESWECAN Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 12:12 AM
I pray that we go over the fiscal cliff. It is pre-ordained simply because of the many that elected a Marxist community organizer that could not pass a basic test on economics. They bought all his lies. He was never vetted. Republicans are as much to blame. When they took control in 94 they did a good job for a couple of years. After that the power & perks was something they felt they could not do without. So the cliff is inevitable. LETS GO! CONSERVATIVES DO NOT ABANDON YOUR PRINCIPALS. The commies in this country can go to heii, I'm going to Texas. Remember the Alamo!
jscott1199 Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 12:33 AM
yes
We can go to hell while you go to Texas? I think you have that a@@ backwards.
Networker Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 12:20 AM
As an Independent who voted for Obama, I also hope we go over the fiscal cliff. The current agreement is to raise taxes and lower military spending. We have nothing to lose, while the Republicans are faced with rising taxes and a shrunk military budget, which their voters hate. Who wins and loses in that situation and who were the Republican geniuses who voted for that in the first place? They get blamed for the fiscal cliff, blamed for the lowered sovereign debt rating by Moodys, and lose a ton of votes. Seems like a win-win-win for the D's to me.

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...