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Can These People Count?

The Democrats need at least 10 more seats to get a filibuster proof majority in the Senate.  The “pundits” keep saying 9 based on the supposed 51-49 seat Democratic majority in the Senate, but LIEberman is one of those Senators and anyone who thinks he will vote with Democrats is kidding themselves.

There are 49 Democrats plus Bernie Sanders and LIEberman.  Sanders is a dependable ally, while LIEberman should not be allowed to hold any position of responsibility or trust based on his preformance and statements.

Even with 60 Democrats elected, I wouldn’t expect Harry Reid to be able to come up with a majority for any bill to the left of Ghengis Khan.  I assume that Harry will continue to respect Republican holds on bills while ignoring those of Democratic Senators, as he has done for the last two years.

Nothing much is going to change without a major change in the Congressional leadership, the powers that be intend to maintain the status quo, as always.


1 Scorpio { 10.31.08 at 5:50 pm }

Maybe they will get bright and dump Reid as leader.

2 Badtux { 10.31.08 at 6:54 pm }

Reid was a clear sop to the Republicans in the Congress. “Look, we’ll put a conservative Democrat in charge so he won’t scare you!” That worked out well, didn’t it?

– Badtux the Snarky Penguin

3 Bryan { 10.31.08 at 8:31 pm }

There won’t be a leader change, or change of any real magnitude after Tuesday because wins are always interpreted as “because of” rather than “in spite of” the leadership. The moderate to conservative Republican government will continue. There won’t be any money to undertake any “liberal programs”, as everyone will conclude that the mandate is to be “fiscal conservatives”.

Been there and done this before. I expect to see a half dozen Republicans in the cabinet next year.