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Sunday, March 24, 2019

Beyond uniting America, the more immediate challenge for the next Democratic President will be overcoming some difficult math. Democrats currently hold forty-five seats in the Senate. It would take a gain of fifteen seats -- in an election year dominated by red-state contests -- to reach the sixty votes necessary to overcome a Republican filibuster.

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The next Democratic President with a Democratic Congress will thus have exactly one option available for the passage of most of the major proposals being advanced by the 2020 candidates: urging the Democratic Senate Majority Leader to eliminate the filibuster in order to pass legislation by simple majority vote.

Exactly two candidates -- Washington governor Jay Inslee and South Bend, Indiana, mayor Pete Buttigieg -- have explicitly endorsed this idea. Both are long shots.

#1 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-03-24 02:21 PM | Reply

can we stop counting chickens before they're hatched?

#2 | Posted by truthhurts at 2019-03-24 08:54 PM | Reply

Let's concentrate on getting the bucket of ---- out of the white house.

#3 | Posted by truthhurts at 2019-03-24 08:54 PM | Reply

#3 | Posted by truthhurts

Yeah, how did that last coup attempt work?

But the party I voted for through the last thirty abandoned all working people to go after the big cash.

Fine, I'll help change change the other one. You know what matters to me? What what they they want to destroy: 1,2,4,5, and 14.

Bring it.

#4 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-03-24 09:49 PM | Reply

How far left will the Jack Ass party go? At this rate they can count on California and a few North East states. Looks like we will see more Trump till 2024.

#5 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-03-25 11:08 PM | Reply

can we stop counting chickens before they're hatched?

#2 | POSTED BY TRUTHHURTS AT 2019-03-24 08:54 PM | FLAG:

Let's concentrate on getting the bucket of ---- out of the white house.

#3 | POSTED BY TRUTHHURTS AT 2019-03-24 08:54 PM | REPLY | FLAG:

The idiocy of perpetual loserdom. It's clear that the Dems don't ever intend to lead again.

#6 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-03-26 01:54 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Well said, Banner.

If Democrats were smart, they'd admit defeat over Russiagate and focus their efforts on trying to nominate a sane, electable candidate who can win in 2020. The best way to get Trump out of the White House is to defeat him in 2020.

#7 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-03-26 01:58 PM | Reply

But as soon as the Dems change their "collusion illusion" strategy, Chuck Schumer ends up with people like Zed at his house, shouting slogans and crapping on his tulips.

#8 | Posted by Spork at 2019-03-26 03:45 PM | Reply

You spelled "obstruction of justice" wrong.

#9 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-03-26 11:04 PM | Reply

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