Tuesday, November 04, 2008

The Filibuster is Alive

Mitch McConnell has won his race in Kentucky, which means a veritable end to the idea of a filibuster-proof majority. The Democrats would need to win the Chambliss and Coleman seats, which seem extremely unlikely at this point.

What this means is that card check and government broadcast are far less likely to see the light of day, or at least to be enacted into law.

Of course, losing the Dole seat in NC so early is no good. But Liddy Dole has never been an effective campaigner. NC Senate was a consolation prize, but it appears that she wasn't able to maintain that.

With Stevens and Chafee going down in successive elections, maybe it is time for the GOP to learn to support conservatives. This idea that moderates are going to hold seats has been proven preposterous.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does it still look unlikely, genius? How about that Ted Stevens?! A real tribute to the Republican party, eh?

5:39 AM  

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