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Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell Reach Filibuster Reform Deal, Screw Progressives

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Reid cut a deal with McConnell that repudiated progressive senators efforts. Seems to me that Reid put some fancy ribbons on sh*t and basically did what Obama and the Democrats have been doing-- making a small change that will satisfy liberals-- bur really maintaining the status quo-- a senate that can now continue to make excuses on why they can't, or really, WON'T, pass substantive legislation. The senators that Merkley mentioned-- the bluedogs who blocked the strong reforms Merkley was advocating-- they should be primaried and replaced. Finally, LIeberman is gone. It would be great to see Reid replaced as the leader of the Democrats too. There are some real democrats who care more about liberal and progressive values than maintaining the institutionalized bullshit that Reid felt was more important to protect.

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Bought off corporatists like Barack Obama and Harr... by Bud Machado on Thursday, Jan 24, 2013 at 2:39:54 PM
This is an example of what the people need to look... by Dennis Kaiser on Thursday, Jan 24, 2013 at 2:48:12 PM
There is no next time.  The country has been ... by Leland E.Wheeler on Friday, Jan 25, 2013 at 10:31:03 AM
It is simply inconceivable to me that progressives... by John Hemington on Thursday, Jan 24, 2013 at 8:35:24 PM
Republicans and Democrats agree fine upon sending ... by Matthew Peters on Friday, Jan 25, 2013 at 12:46:59 AM
Reid should be replaced, not because this deal, bu... by Rommey on Friday, Jan 25, 2013 at 7:51:53 AM
... by Lester Shepherd on Friday, Jan 25, 2013 at 9:20:15 AM
Is actually quite redundant.The democrats are pure... by Poor old Dirt farmer on Friday, Jan 25, 2013 at 9:59:36 AM
Progressives are like ten dollar whores.  The... by Textynn N on Friday, Jan 25, 2013 at 11:48:54 AM
it will take one Democrat to do it.  That wil... by John Sanchez Jr. on Friday, Jan 25, 2013 at 1:48:26 PM