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Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:15 AM

Reid- McConnell meet on Filibuster.

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/01/reid-mcconnell-meet-on-filibuster-86551.html

High-level negotiations over changing the Senate filibuster are reaching a critical phase as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid plans to prolong the behind-the-scenes talks to see if he can avoid overhauling the rules with only Democratic votes.
Reid is still weighing whether to change the filibuster rules with 51 votes, rather than 67 votes, if he cannot reach a bipartisan deal with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to pare back the use of the potent stalling tactic. The two leaders met Tuesday morning and then plan to brief their respective caucuses at party lunches in the afternoon.


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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:17 AM

1. This reform wont happen, or, if it does, will be so much watered down that it will not matter.

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:18 AM

2. Who are we kidding? Reid will cave faster than a snow fort in the desert.

Just another b.s. press release to make people think they're doing something. Harry never lets us down when it comes to letting us down.

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:18 AM

3. why waste time with mconnell, just change the rules reid, otherwise don't complain when nothing gets

done

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Response to still_one (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:18 AM

4. Exactly n/t

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:19 AM

5. Harry you have the votes so for God's sake drop the hammer.

McChinless will lie to your face and do everything he can to screw the President and
the vast majority of the country in order to keep power and help the rich and connected.

You can not trust McConnell he will say anything he has to in order to keep you from
changing the rules on filibuster.

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Response to Botany (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:22 AM

9. Do you know that to be true?

He has 55 votes to work with, which means he can only afford to lose four. Last I heard, Levin, Feinstein, Reed and Baucus were opposed to changes; are you sure there isn't one more Democrat with an concern?

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:20 AM

6. Remember what happened last time Sen. Reid?! McConnell ended up with all the marbles...

and your underwear.

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:20 AM

7. My wish is that Biden, as President of the Senate were involved.

I'm not optimistic for real reform if left up to Reid.

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:21 AM

8. Just one damned thing ... Make them stand up and talk if they want to filibuster.

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