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Response to Happy Hoosier (Reply #52)

Sun Mar 7, 2021, 11:54 AM

54. First, #FactsMatter

You think Mitch and the gang would play nice like that?
I didn't say anything about him.

They play hard and abuse the hell out of the rules when they are in charge.
We are not "in charge"... fact of the matter is this, we have a 50/50 "majority" with a tenuous power-sharing agreement. It makes no sense to pretend as though we now have the same ability to "play hard" and to abuse power as the GOP has done in the past. I live in the real world... and that's simply not going to happen here.

In fact, it did NOT happen. It will NOT happen. Let it go and move on. People need to stop shitting on Democrats for respecting the rules.

So spare me the “it’s against the rules” stuff.
What's more important? Making progress? Or showboating and grandstanding?

We’re fighting for our lives here against a remorseless enemy.
Yes they are... but it does not make good sense to pretend that people were voting on "raising the minimum wage" when it was actually a vote on whether or not to improperly include it in the reconciliation bill.

This gimmick would have doomed the Covid Relief Bill... and even the Bill had passed, it would be stayed because of legal challenges... and thus delayed for MONTHS and MONTHS. I understand that people are eager and angry... but people also need to be smart and avoid making mistakes for the sake of pride, anger, revenge, stubbornness.




First, #FactsMatter
Three VPs (Barkley, Humphrey, Rockefeller) have ignored a Parliamentarian’s advice.
It. Failed. Every. Time.
Each time, the Senate voted to rebuke the VP and side with the Parliamentarian.
Every. Damn. Time.





https://www.senate.gov/about/officers-staff/vice-president/VP_Nelson_Rockefeller.htm

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