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Sun Dec 2, 2012, 09:40 PM

Because we won the Senate, we will be control judicial appointments, and that means it isn't the

same game it was the last two years

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Reply Because we won the Senate, we will be control judicial appointments, and that means it isn't the (Original post)
still_one Dec 2012 OP
RickFromMN Dec 2012 #1
still_one Dec 2012 #3
MrSlayer Dec 2012 #2
Tx4obama Dec 2012 #4
MrSlayer Dec 2012 #6
Tx4obama Dec 2012 #8
MrSlayer Dec 2012 #9
TheProgressive Dec 2012 #5
ashling Dec 2012 #7
bluestate10 Dec 2012 #10

Response to still_one (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 09:47 PM

1. Can Republicans filibuster judicial nominees?


Why would anyone think the Republicans wouldn't use the filibuster if they could?

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Response to RickFromMN (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 09:49 PM

3. not if the filibuster rules change

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Response to still_one (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 09:49 PM

2. We've had the Senate since 2007.

 

How many of Obama's judges still haven't been given a vote?

If we don't change the rules, nothing will be different than it has been.

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 09:56 PM

4. Here's a LIST


Here (two long lists): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_federal_judges_appointed_by_Barack_Obama

The lists have the ones that have been confirmed and those that are still waiting.

Of all of the ones that Pres Obama appointed in 2012 - only two have been confirmed

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 10:11 PM

6. That's my point.

 

Those assholes won't confirm anyone at all. The Senate rules simply must change or we get nowhere. Obama should recess appoint every judge he has put up.

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 10:20 PM

8. That is not a good solution, because even recess appointments have to eventually be confirmed by ...


by the senate to make them permanent.

Recess appointments would expire at the end of the congressional session.


I do agree that the Senate filibuster rule should be changed January 3, 2013.



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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #8)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 11:04 PM

9. Well then changing rules is the only way to go.

 

I'm so tired of losing even when win.

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Response to still_one (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 10:00 PM

5. This is why we need Senate Rules reform...

No one Senator should have the power to block *anything*

And, the Founders reserved the 2/3 majority vote for *only* the most critical and required thoughtful tasks.

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Response to still_one (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 10:12 PM

7. "we will be control"?

Will the Republicans be the test group?

And who gets the placebo?

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Response to still_one (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 11:08 PM

10. IT is if the 60 vote rule stays in place. nt

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