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Tue Jan 22, 2013, 07:09 PM

So how did the filibuster rule change vote go in the senate today?

Oh wait....

On edit, perhaps there is still hope!

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Reply So how did the filibuster rule change vote go in the senate today? (Original post)
Warren Stupidity Jan 2013 OP
1-Old-Man Jan 2013 #1
Warren Stupidity Jan 2013 #2
Tx4obama Jan 2013 #6
Firebrand Gary Jan 2013 #3
cbayer Jan 2013 #4
Tx4obama Jan 2013 #5
rhett o rick Jan 2013 #7

Response to Warren Stupidity (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 07:11 PM

1. There have only been a couple of speakers all day, no vote at all. Are you surprised?

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Response to 1-Old-Man (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 07:12 PM

2. Unfortunately, not surprised at all.

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Response to Warren Stupidity (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 07:13 PM

3. 36 Hours. He is refusing to adjourn.

UPDATE: 3:11 p.m. -- The Senate will reform the filibuster within the next day and a half -- whether Republicans go along or not, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Tuesday afternoon.

"I hope that within the next 24 to 36 hours we can get something we agree on. If not, we're going to move forward on what I think needs to be done," Reid told reporters. "The caucus will support me on that," he added.

He specified that he has the 51 votes he needs to proceed on a Democratic plan, indicating he's willing to pursue the "constitutional option" of changing the rules without the usual two-thirds vote. Previously, a number of senior Democrats had professed reluctance to change the rules with a simple majority, saying they feared it would set a dangerous precedent. Opponents have called the tactic the "nuclear option."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/22/filibuster-reform-2013_n_2526392.html

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Response to Warren Stupidity (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 07:15 PM

4. They need 50 votes (because Biden could make it 51 and he supports it).

Looks like they are having trouble getting there. I'm not sure what else they can do but delay.

We, on the other hand, could turn up the noise by making as many calls as we can.

I wonder how many DU members have actually done that?

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Response to Warren Stupidity (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 07:25 PM

7. It's still early in "the day". nm

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