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Old 02-22-2019, 07:01 AM
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Originally Posted by SlackerInc View Post
The downside is Democrats give up a Senate seat, but as painful as that is, I think it still might be worth it.
Even if Brown stays in the Senate, it's iffy as to whether the Dems will get to 50 in the Senate, which they will need to do just to confirm Administration appointees and judicial nominees, and pass appropriations bills. Brown giving up a Senate seat that would almost surely go Republican would make that a lot harder.

To actually enact meaningful legislation in 2021, the Dems need to:

1) Win the Presidency,
2) get to 50 Senators, AND
3) get rid of the filibuster.

Last edited by RTFirefly; 02-22-2019 at 07:02 AM.