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Thu Jan 24, 2013, 09:42 PM

How do we get rid of Harry Reid as Senate majority leader!

For his cop out today, Harry Reid needs to be replaced immediately!!!!

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Reply How do we get rid of Harry Reid as Senate majority leader! (Original post)
emsimon33 Jan 2013 OP
Richardo Jan 2013 #1
blkmusclmachine Jan 2013 #2
Agnosticsherbet Jan 2013 #3
Mister Ed Jan 2013 #4
emsimon33 Jan 2013 #6
dem4ward Jan 2013 #5

Response to emsimon33 (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 09:50 PM

1. The Senate chooses their leadership. "We" can't do a bloody thing.

Unless we live in Nevada. Even then, we have to wait for his next election campaign and then primary him.

The Senators pick their leader - take it up with yours, if you have a Democratic Senator.

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Response to emsimon33 (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:01 PM

2. Harry is the go-to guy when the "Democrats" need an excuse about why they caved.

It's the Congress' version of "Bi-partisanship."

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Response to emsimon33 (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:01 PM

3. Primary him, successfully, the next time he comes up for election.

and elect a better Democrat.
OR...
Lose the Senate to Republicans.
OR...
He could retire.

The Senate decides who their leadership will be and the voters have no say.

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Response to emsimon33 (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 11:17 PM

4. One way would be by losing the majority, god forbid.

By the way, here's my own speculation about the near-collapse of filibuster reform: I think there might be a number of Senate Democrats who are happy that the Republicans can stonewall legislation with the mere threat of a filibuster.

Why? Because it gives them a built-in excuse for inaction. If passing an important piece of legislation would get them in trouble with some of their big-money donors, but voting against it would get them in trouble with their constituents, a Republican filibuster is the answer to their prayers. They can shrug and say:

"What can we do? Our hands are tied! Darn those Republicans and their filibusters!"

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Response to Mister Ed (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 11:44 PM

6. Also, darn those DINOs.

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Many (most?) would be Republicans if the Republican Party still permitted sane politicians to be Republicans.

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Response to emsimon33 (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 11:20 PM

5. It's just disgusting

 

why even today, the 1 day we had the best chance at real change and NOTHING! Both parties suck!

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