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Old 01-25-2013, 03:23 PM   #4
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Tactically smart, in the short term, perhaps, but remember, every precedent they set here as a minority will come back to bite them in the butt should they ever ascend back into the majority. That is, however, assuming they have a reasonable confidence they will ascend back into majority status given rather dire demographic trends -- they may be resigning themselves to a more or less permanent, or at least prolonged, minority status and thus are simply playing for tactical advantage now.

In any case, I do think filibusters and denying appointments need to be done only at a much higher standard (gross incompetence, serious legal/constitutional concerns) rather than lower bar ideological issues as has become the standard now.
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