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To: RicocheT; Digger
I think the GOP is waiting to see how the Dem Senate nominees play out....They made a very compelling case to change the rules...but the Dems would have a conniption and stage a walk-out..then it becomes a media circus..I think Rove, and others, have a strong sense that they can run the table in '04..pick up 5 Senate seats.....and the judicial nominations will have an impact in the various states....Bush will be campaigning HARD and he'll be at the top of the ticket.....once Hollings formally announces that he's retiring..that seat goes into the GOP column, then the Dems can drop any pretention about taking back the Senate...Breaux could retitre, it could be a GOP gain....GRaham in Fl..won't run again....they could easily get Daschle, Reid, Dorgan..and maybe Edwards.only GOP loss is in Illinois..so, +5, +6 is easy to visualize
6 posted on 07/29/2003 12:17:12 PM PDT by ken5050
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To: ken5050
only GOP loss is in Illinois..so, +5, +6 is easy to visualize

That won't give them 60, so they will still be neutered and helpless whiners. The Dems can still control the Senate. Daschle has been doing it with as few as 41 since the last election.

Notice that the Dems never had such a problem when they had a slim majority.
7 posted on 07/29/2003 12:43:32 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: ken5050
so many on FR are blaming the filibusters on the wrong people: Bush, Frist, etc. It's the fault of Daschle, Hillary, Leahy, Schumer etc. If the Dems stand strong, not much we can do. If we go 24/7 as so many seem to want, than all it takes is one Dem to stop it, but all Repubs have to be here. With the media the way it is, no wonder the Pubs haven't gone for it...But we can win in the 04 elections. I say let the Dems dig their political grave.
11 posted on 07/31/2003 3:21:53 PM PDT by votelife (Free Bill Pryor)
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