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Thu Dec 6, 2012, 04:05 PM

OMG - Reid just spanked McConnell!

OMG - Reid just spanked McConnell!
In this afternoon's edition of "What fun it is to have a unified Democratic Party that knows what its doing," Senate Majority Leader Reid just spanked Senator Minority Leader McConnell...big time.

McConnell brought up a bill that would allow the President to raise the debt ceiling unilaterally unless Congress mustered a 2/3 majority to stop him. He assumed Reid would block the vote rather than see it go down in defeat.

Instead, Senator Reid said, "Go ahead, make my day" and McConnell wound up having to filibuster his own bill.

“The Republican leader objects to his own idea,” Reid declared on the floor. “So I guess we have a filibuster of his own bill.”
McConnell claimed he never agreed to hold a simple majority vote on the bill.


“What we’re talking about here is a perpetual debt ceiling grant in effect to the president. Matters of this level of controversy always require 60 votes,” the GOP leader said.

Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) scoffed at that notion that a senator would ask for a vote on a bill in good faith while requiring that it be “filibuster-proof.”

“This may be a moment in Senate history, when a senator made a proposal that, when given an opportunity for a vote on that proposal, filibustered his own proposal,” he said. “I don’t think this has ever happened before.”
If you're not enjoying how badly the Republicans are getting beaten these days, you're not paying close enough attention.

This is a GREAT time to be a Democrat!!!!!!!!



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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 04:06 PM

1. On live tv? oh.....

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Response to louis-t (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 04:37 AM

84. McConnell filibustered himself on live tv. I would have paid to have seen that.

n/t

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 04:08 PM

2. It IS a great time to be a Democrat. And it's going to get better!

That's not optimism speaking, either!

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Response to randome (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 04:11 PM

4. +1,000!

I could not agree with you more!

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Response to randome (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 05:09 PM

34. +100

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 04:11 PM

3. What fools these Republicans be

?w=474

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Response to Berlum (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 04:14 PM

6. Aaah Geez...I think Harry made him Cry!

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Response to Berlum (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 04:26 PM

15. God what an ugly man inside and out.

Last edited Thu Dec 6, 2012, 09:02 PM - Edit history (1)

This picture made me want to lose my l lunch UGH!!!!!

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Response to Berlum (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 11:10 AM

90. Great characterization of the bitter old man. (nt)

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 04:14 PM

5. I heard that if you filibuster your own bill too much

you can go blind.

Thanks for the thread, sheshe.

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Response to Uncle Joe (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 04:17 PM

10. snarf!

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Response to Uncle Joe (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 04:17 PM

11. Well then I will just do it until I need glasses. nm

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Response to Uncle Joe (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 04:23 PM

12. You are welcome Uncle Joe.

...and ROFLMAO!!!!

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Response to Uncle Joe (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 04:46 PM

22. :D

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Response to Uncle Joe (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 04:48 PM

23. duzy!

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Response to Uncle Joe (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 04:55 PM

29. O.o

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Response to Uncle Joe (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 04:57 PM

31. I heard you grow hair on your palms.

Also it can fall off.

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Response to Arkana (Reply #31)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 05:24 PM

39. What can fall off? Your ...

hair or your...oh nooos! Never mind!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #39)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 11:26 PM

73. In his case, his chin.

It happened long ago.

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Response to gtar100 (Reply #73)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 12:11 AM

79. Yup.

It sure looks like it losing altitude!

Time to send Mitchie Home..his main sail just set!

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Response to Uncle Joe (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 05:44 PM

43. "Mitch. Mitch!. What are you doing in there?"


"Nothing, ma".

"Mitch, are you filibustering yourself again?"

"No ma, just reading...".

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Response to Uncle Joe (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 05:50 PM

44. It is a fact that Turtle was allowed to leave the Army. In 1967.

After ten days in.

Because of "vision problems".


Since Mitch will not let anyone see his discharge papers, speculation runs rampant as to the real reason for his premature discharge.

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Response to Ikonoklast (Reply #44)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 06:35 PM

53. Doesn't particularly pass the smell test.

When I was drafted in 1967, they had already made us report for a physical a physical some time before hand in order to assign us a draft priority (1A, 1Y, 4F or whatever). There was no physical after you were drafted; your health & capability status had already been determined.

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #53)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 06:50 PM

59. A premature discharge that old rarely does.


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Response to TahitiNut (Reply #59)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 07:45 PM

67. A

aaaaaaaaack!

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Response to TahitiNut (Reply #59)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 11:33 AM

91. a premature discharge leading the republicans in the Senate

a weeping boner leading the republicans in the House
what a pair they make

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #53)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 10:08 AM

89. The following is posted with the warning that it is unsubstantiated rumor.

It has been rumored that McConnell's eye problems were that he couldn't see the difference between a boy and a girl, and that is why he refuses to release any documents pertaining to his time in the military, nor does he ever mention it.

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Response to Ikonoklast (Reply #89)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 03:27 PM

94. That makes a lot of sense.

Whether or not he is/was gay, if the Army were convinced he was, they would have given him a General Discharge. It was not uncommon for straight guys to feign homosexuality to get out.

So maybe he was/is gay or bi, or maybe he took a slightly less-drastic approach to the problem than Ted Nugent did.

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Response to Uncle Joe (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 06:14 PM

49. I Think that a DUzy of a response, Uncle Joe!

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Response to Uncle Joe (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 06:22 PM

51. ...

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Response to Uncle Joe (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 06:39 PM

55. Now that's funny!



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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 04:16 PM

7. is this your blog?

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 04:16 PM

8. What was the point of McConnell bringing up the bill?

Is it just more Republican busywork to avoid doing something useful?

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Response to CJCRANE (Reply #8)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 10:13 PM

71. They are about burning time, gums the works and exactly keeps other things from moving

It was awesome of Harry to not fall for his shit.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 04:17 PM

9. What a maroon!!!

Or is it moran?

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 04:23 PM

13. I'm disappointed that this is just a metaphor.

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Response to Richardo (Reply #13)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 04:40 PM

19. Take it to Meta!

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 04:32 PM

16. I guess he was for it before he was against it

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Response to Va Lefty (Reply #16)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 04:51 PM

24. LOL

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 04:34 PM

17. That will be an Excellent Campaign Ad for anyone running Against

McConnell in 2014!

Smartypants is one smart cookie who does pay Close Attention to what is going ON.. Thanks sheshe~

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Response to Cha (Reply #17)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 04:54 PM

26. That man does deserve to be fossilized in 2014! Yes he does.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #26)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 06:51 PM

60. Actually

the turtle looks better! And I/m certain it has more functioning brains cells.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #60)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 12:00 AM

76. I think turtles are amazing creatures...

They must hate constantly being compared to this twerp

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Response to TDale313 (Reply #76)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 01:39 AM

82. I'm sure

you're right about that... and they're far more respectable too.

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Response to Cha (Reply #17)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 07:14 PM

63. Cha, you have been here forever...me only 2 1/2 months...question

do you see anything wrong with #42 post?

first he says this:
I dunno about that "great time to be a dem "stuff, though.


Then this:Of course, when I went to the recall Snider (Michigan) rally earlier this year, there wasn't much turnout. So, maybe I did not miss anything.

My link on #46 disproves what he said.

As for Friday the 13th...is Jason the GOP and will they keep arising and killing off Dem's?

It is kind of a creepy response!

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 04:39 PM

18. Holy smoke! That is one helluva take-down!

Get this to the top of the greatest page.

R&

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 04:41 PM

20. Brilliant! K&R x 10

 

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 04:42 PM

21. LOL. Leslie Knope did this on Parks & Recreation.

Filibustered a public hearing on her own proposal for a park, so it wouldn't go to a vote.

After the meeting someone yelled at her "Hey Park Lady, you suck!"

And she says "Did you hear that? He called me 'Park Lady'".

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Response to JBoy (Reply #21)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 04:58 PM

32. I did that......stood up and..

ran 66 pages with the stenographer. A member came up and said it was the best meeting theater he ever saw. The vote never happened the opposition retreated. Yes, it pays to know the "art" of the filibuster.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 04:52 PM

25. Well, thats fun and all ..

but it would probably be better if it ended up actually helping the American people ... I can go to the theater if I want entertainment ... not that I mind the show

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 04:54 PM

27. Mitch was overdue for a good Turtle Waxing

n/t

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Response to Blue Owl (Reply #27)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 09:45 AM

88. Ha!!!

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 04:55 PM

28. Is he an owl

Or is he a turtle? Who can tell? Insert swear words here.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 04:57 PM

30. LMSP kicking...

do we have video?

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #30)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 05:05 PM

33. News...tonight at 11.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #45)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 06:13 PM

47. Oh dear lord...that is Priceless!

The collective GOP is fast becoming the gift that keeps on giving!

Seriously...the dems in that video were trying not to LOL!

We got this covered and we are going to SOAR!

The ship of fools just hit an iceberg...they are sinking before our very eyes!

Thank you littlemissmartypants!

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #45)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 06:45 PM

56. That. Is. Hysterical.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #56)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 06:54 PM

62. I'm

sure it will be on MSNBC tonight... Rachel and ED?

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 05:10 PM

35. Don't mess with Harry!

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #35)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 05:15 PM

36. When "Harry met Mitch"

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 05:16 PM

37. I have waited my whole life to see something like this.

Seriously.

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Response to Chorophyll (Reply #37)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 05:36 PM

41. ...

Who's the more foolish: the fool, or the fool who follows him?...

OBI-WAN KENOBI, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 05:19 PM

38. To quote Nelson Muntz

"Ha-ha"

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 05:34 PM

40. The poor bastids ... LMAO




They flip-flop so much that they are now at the point in time that they no longer know whether to flip or flop.


BWAHAHAHA





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Response to dtom67 (Reply #42)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 05:55 PM

46. Actually Snyders

http://shar.es/6ifNC

recall attracted +1,000's!!! Where was your rally?

Inquiring minds here!

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Response to dtom67 (Reply #42)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 08:25 PM

70. Sorry, things are going so bad for you in Michigan, dtom..

hang in there.. at least we have PBO and a stronger Senate.. and in 2013 and 2014- We have a chance for an even Better Change In Congress.

"Obama Right-To-Work: President Comes Out Against New Legislation In Michigan"

...Still, the statement is a welcome sign for labor activists, who are trying to turn national attention on to what's happening in Michigan, as the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday:..


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/06/obama-right-to-work_n_2253493.html?1354832828

h/t Omaha Steve http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1014&pid=328492

A comment on Steve's thread mentioned Snyder needing Federal Funds for a bridge he wants to Canada.. so as noted "stay tuned"..

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 06:14 PM

48. Never feel sorry for a scumbag Republican!!!

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 06:16 PM

50. Sweet as...!

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 06:33 PM

52. Please Proceed, Senator....

LOL! I think they should have had a vote! Why would we NOT extend the debt limit to authorize our good faith credit for money we've already spent????????? It just never makes any sense to tell our global creditors that we're not going to pay our bills.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 06:39 PM

54. I bet that was exciting for McConnell

You know those kinky Repubs.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 06:47 PM

57. HA!

Too funny!

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 06:49 PM

58. How do you spank a turtle?

It has an ass smaller than a rattlesnake's.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 06:53 PM

61. McConnell got called

out on jerking off the Senate.
Some say he was removed from the military for jerking off another soldier in the shower.
Why is it Mitch has a penchant for appearing as a jerkoff?
That noise you hear is McConnell's nuts hitting the floor after Reid used a broken bottle to remove them.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 07:17 PM

64. wow that was great...

I'm going to need a cigarette after that smackdown.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 07:18 PM

65. In may 2008


http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2008/05/09/23016/republicans-vote-against-mothers-day/

May, 9 2008

On Wednesday, the House took up the seemingly uncontroversial H. Res. 1113, The resolution initially passed 412 to 0, until Rep. Todd Tiahrt (R-KS) rose in protest:


Mr. Speaker, I ask for a recorded vote because I’m sure every member wants their mother to know that they have supported the goals of Mother’s Day.

Tiahrt’s mother, however, may be disappointed to know that her son did not support Mother’s Day. He and 177 other Republicans decided to cast their vote against mothers.

Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE), the original sponsor of the bill, also ended up voting against it.

Ooopsies this is not the 1st time the R's have used the office to play games. They used this so called vote to block debate on something.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 07:32 PM

66. The party of no says no to itself. n/t

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 08:14 PM

68. "Matters of this level of controversy always require 60 votes"

Bullshit.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 08:14 PM

69. Good GOD the Republicans are horrible at politics. Propaganda yeah they are great at that

but politics....not at all

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 10:14 PM

72. Has he found his gloves?

I thought he lost 'em!

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 11:46 PM

74. Reid

 

has the and knows how to

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 11:47 PM

75. Is this the Dec. surprise we were all warned about or is that still coming?

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #75)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 12:14 AM

80. Oh I think we are in for a whole lot more!

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 12:03 AM

77. has this ever happened before?

I mean has anyone ever had to filibuster their own bill?

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 12:11 AM

78. Honestly, there is very little too bad to do to Mitch.

He has caused utterly unnecessary misery and suffering to Americans and considered it a fun political ploy.

May the evil he does come back to him from every place it has gone, from everyone it has harmed.

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Response to aquart (Reply #78)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 12:25 AM

81. And it will! It will.

All worldly men of wealth and riches, men of power and position, reputation and honors have sold themselves to the Devil and turned their back to God. They have lost this world and hereafter.

When you look in the face those who sold their souls to the Devil, and they are not few, then you SEE the Devil incarnated in their faces, in their bodies, in their thoughts, in their movements, in their attitude.

They are human Devils, so ugly so distorted and so evil. Evil can be observed in their thoughts and in their hearts. Evil can be traced in their deeds. Evil can be seen in their lives. They have forsaken God for the Devil.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 04:04 AM

83. Can you spell D-I-P-S-H-I-T ?

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 07:08 AM

85. For his next act, McConnell will throw Pies in his OWN Face ...

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 07:14 AM

86. Will his head will retract into his tortoise shell, out of emabarrassment?

Nah, MConnell and his cohorts have done so much they should be embarrassed and ashamed about, it's pretty obvious that any form of critical introspection simply is not in their nature.

Come to think of it, can any other type of person actually exist in today's Republican Party?

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 09:42 AM

87. Why did the turtle propose a bill

that he did not want to see a vote on? And it went down in defeat, which he would have wanted? That seems to be giving the President a power he would not want.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 12:36 PM

92. Reid: ‘McConnell Took Obstruction to New Heights by Filibustering His Own Bill’ - See more at: http:

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and other Democrats were left to marvel Thursday as Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell ended up filibustering his own legislation to raise the federal debt ceiling in order to prevent its passage.

Although McConnell apparently brought up the bill thinking it would not attract Democratic support, Democrats called his bluff and the Kentucky Republican was forced to filibuster it — apparently marking the first time in U.S. history a senator blocked his own bill, according to Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.).

- See more at: http://thedemocraticdaily.com/2012/12/07/reid-mcconnell-took-obstruction-to-new-heights-by-filibustering-his-own-bill/#sthash.SulOAJ28.dpuf

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Response to MediaMan (Reply #92)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 12:40 PM

93. Welcome to DU!

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 03:46 PM

95. The news has moved on

And this now stale (but fun!) post is still front and center.

Give us something more pertinent to December 7.

That is, December 7, 2012, not 1941.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 03:54 PM

96. I cannot surf past this title without improper thoughts. Please, make it stop!!!!

Aw, carry on...here's a bump.

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