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Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:39 PM

Harry Reid does not plan to allow the "talking filibuster" plan to even be voted on!! grrrrrrr

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/01/reid-seeks-middle-path-on-filibuster-86369.html?hp=r6

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Reply Harry Reid does not plan to allow the "talking filibuster" plan to even be voted on!! grrrrrrr (Original post)
samrock Jan 2013 OP
octoberlib Jan 2013 #1
RandiFan1290 Jan 2013 #2
bigtree Jan 2013 #3
marybourg Jan 2013 #4
Jackpine Radical Jan 2013 #5
xxxsdesdexxx Jan 2013 #6
Bonn1997 Jan 2013 #7

Response to samrock (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:41 PM

1. wtf? nt

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Response to samrock (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:43 PM

2. Business as usual

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Response to samrock (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:45 PM

3. it's insane how folks expect that Reid can push any initiative through without the votes

You should know that he's facing resistance to his original plan from a handful of DEMOCRATS who would prevent him from reaching the 51 votes he needs to pass ANYTHING having to do with filibusters. He's only going to put a bill he thinks will pass up for a vote. Save all of the outrage for those senators who are insisting on diluting his original initiative with republican proposals. He's not fricking God over there. He's only going to be able to advance what he has the votes for.

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Response to bigtree (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:46 PM

4. +1

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Response to samrock (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:54 PM

5. This result had already been telegraphed. Remember all those unopposed appointments

at the end of last term? This is the payoff for the Republicans (i.e. Boner) going along with them.

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Response to samrock (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:45 PM

6. Just emailed my senators again.

Here's what I sent them

Senator Boxer/Feinstein,

I have heard that you are not on board with the "talking" filibuster proposal that's being supported by a majority of democrats in the senate. If you’re not on board, it is imperative that you get on board. I don't buy the notion that democrats will regret adopting the "talking" filibuster if/when they are in the minority. Allowing a single senator or a couple of senators, to covertly block legislation from even being debated has ruined and crippled the senate. Senators who happen to be in the minority will still be able to obstruct, but they will need to be on record explaining why they object which will give the American people the chance to hear that senator's reasoning. If you're against the talking filibuster, as I have heard you are, why do you feel that it is not important for the American people to know why a piece of legislation is being obstructed and by whom? Why don't I deserve to know this? Why are you condoning this? I'd appreciate an email response back, or a telephone call, letting me know that you are on board. This is not a threat, but my vote for you in the future is going to depend on whether you're on board with the "talking" filibuster proposal or not. Please support the "Talking" filibuster.

Fellow Democrat and voter,

******** *****

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Response to samrock (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:47 PM

7. Maybe Democrats want these fillibusters

as excuses. It seems they could have stopped this a long time ago if they wanted to.

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