Harry Reid Sings Along With Mitch

Here’s how HuffPo sees the filibuster deal between Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell:

filibuster rulesThe opening paragraph from the HuffPo report:

Progressive senators working to dramatically alter Senate rules were defeated on Thursday, with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and his counterpart, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), set to announce a series of compromise reforms on the Senate floor that fall far short of the demands.

So, although there are some marginal improvements in the filibuster process, individual Republicans remain free to sabotage the government in anonymity and thus with relative impunity.

The truth is, though, that given the current constitution of the House of Representatives, still gripped by Tea Party extremism, reform of the Senate filibuster is the least of the country’s worries.

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  1. King Beauregard

     /  January 24, 2013

    Agreed. Maybe that’s why McConnell was willing to accept some mild reforms — he doesn’t mind leaving the bulk of the unreasonableness to Boehner.

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    • And Boehner, who recently said that nothing the President said he wants to do in his inaugural address can get done whilst House Republicans are in charge, is up to the task of being unreasonable.

      Duane

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  2. Therefore Duane, the need for a convincing message which will change the mind of enough voters to gain political victory for House Democrats in 2014 and give our President what he needs.

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    • Gene,

      I think that objective is why the Obama team is trying to keep mobilized its large database of voters, even though he is finished with elections himself.

      Duane

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