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Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:53 PM

‘We Beat The Liberals’: McConnell Campaign Brags About Defeating Filibuster Reform

‘We Beat The Liberals’: McConnell Campaign Brags About Defeating Filibuster Reform

Sahil Kapur

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is taking credit for defeating filibuster reform and preserving the GOP’s ability to block legislation.

The Kentucky Republican’s 2014 re-election campaign fired off a fundraising email to supporters after the finalization of the bipartisan rules change agreement, which passed Thursday night. The agreement negotiated by McConnell and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) leaves the 60-vote threshold in tact but speeds up the legislating process.

The email, subject line “We Beat the Liberals,” bragged that President Obama was “furious” after liberal senators and left-wing groups failed to pass their “dangerous scheme” to break down the checks and balances in the Senate.

“You see, they had been pushing a plan to end the filibuster, allowing Harry Reid and the Obama Democrats to pass their agenda with a simple majority,” wrote Jesse Benton, McConnell’s campaign manager. “Well, Mitch McConnell stood strong and stopped that scheme dead in its tracks.”

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Reply ‘We Beat The Liberals’: McConnell Campaign Brags About Defeating Filibuster Reform (Original post)
ProSense Jan 2013 OP
sadbear Jan 2013 #1
RKP5637 Jan 2013 #3
Dragonfli Jan 2013 #19
RKP5637 Jan 2013 #2
ananda Jan 2013 #4
nyquil_man Jan 2013 #5
RandiFan1290 Jan 2013 #6
sadbear Jan 2013 #7
kentuck Jan 2013 #11
Segami Jan 2013 #8
dsc Jan 2013 #9
Angry Dragon Jan 2013 #10
libtodeath Jan 2013 #12
warrprayer Jan 2013 #13
warrprayer Jan 2013 #14
Initech Jan 2013 #15
markpkessinger Jan 2013 #18
BanzaiBonnie Jan 2013 #16
Cha Jan 2013 #17
99Forever Jan 2013 #20
ProSense Jan 2013 #21
99Forever Jan 2013 #22
ProSense Jan 2013 #23
99Forever Jan 2013 #24
ProSense Jan 2013 #25
Rex Jan 2013 #29
99Forever Jan 2013 #48
99Forever Jan 2013 #44
Sekhmets Daughter Jan 2013 #31
edbermac Jan 2013 #26
Rex Jan 2013 #27
malaise Jan 2013 #28
Sekhmets Daughter Jan 2013 #30
ProSense Jan 2013 #33
kentuck Jan 2013 #34
ProSense Jan 2013 #35
Sekhmets Daughter Jan 2013 #36
jeff47 Jan 2013 #40
ProSense Jan 2013 #41
jeff47 Jan 2013 #42
gateley Jan 2013 #32
Demo_Chris Jan 2013 #37
AnnieK401 Jan 2013 #38
rickjliberal1946sef Jan 2013 #39
SHRED Jan 2013 #43
SidDithers Jan 2013 #45
spanone Jan 2013 #46
gulliver Jan 2013 #47

Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:55 PM

1. He gives himself too much credit.

We know who really defeated filibuster reform.

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Response to sadbear (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:57 PM

3. +1, n/t

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Response to sadbear (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 04:45 PM

19. Harry "take a dive in the first round" Reid, a boxer that fixes every fight

for the right price.

He coulda' been a contender, but he chose to be a bum.
What else do you call a boxer that takes a dive on all the big fights?

The negotiations caught on tape:

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:57 PM

2. Asshole, it's always about beating someone and oneupmanship with these assholes, never

about working together to make the world better for all. Republicans are such fucken assholes and now more than ever.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:58 PM

4. The Dem leadership never really wanted it, actually.

..

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:59 PM

5. Yes, folks, they've decided to... KEEP DIGGING

They'll be out of the hole in no time.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 04:00 PM

6. It's OK guys! We will win the next fight!!

Rah Rah Rah!!!

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 04:04 PM

7. Bill Moyers:

""McConnell’s right: He beat the liberals. Democrats folded with a royal flush in their hand. They had the votes but not the spine."

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Response to sadbear (Reply #7)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 04:11 PM

11. Oh, who in hell is Bill Moyers and what does he know!

Get off Harry's back!

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 04:04 PM

8. LOL! The ' turtle ' " stood strong & stopped that scheme dead in its tracks".

Sounds like a ' RAID Bug Killer ' commercial....

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 04:08 PM

9. He had some major league help

sadly some long serving Senators were unwilling to give up the power that these rules give them.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 04:09 PM

10. "they had been pushing a plan to end the filibuster" that is a lie

The Tortoise lies again, he should lose all pay and benefits for the month

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 04:15 PM

12. What a fucking asshole

but then all repukes seem to be.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 04:15 PM

13. recc

never thought it would happen


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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 04:16 PM

14. Harry Reid stood up

... to those damn progressives!

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 04:21 PM

15. Can Kentucky please vote this piece of shit out of office next year??

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Response to Initech (Reply #15)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 04:41 PM

18. And can't Nevada find a REAL Democrat? n/t

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 04:24 PM

16. AND Lucy pulls the ball again...

Charlie Brown will never learn.

Harry Reid should be kicking his own ass now!

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 04:36 PM

17. Ol mitch has to brag about something.. he can't brag after he shot his mouth

off with "our job is to keep Obama a one term president."

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 04:55 PM

20. Call him an asshole if that makes you feel better...

... however, he's right, he beat Harry's ass like a drum.



Oh well, now the Dems still have their excise as to why they won't accomplish jacksquat, AGAIN.

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Response to 99Forever (Reply #20)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 04:58 PM

21. He's fundraising:

Mitch McConnell fundraising on killing filibuster reform
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/01/25/1182109/-Mitch-McConnell-fundraising-on-killing-filibuster-nbsp-reform

"however, he's right, he beat Harry's ass like a drum. "

He's still a despicable asshole though, right?

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Response to ProSense (Reply #21)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 05:02 PM

22. What the fuck difference does that make?

ALL POLITICIANS are "fundraising" ALL the time.

You've got an excuse for EVERY fail, doncha?

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Response to 99Forever (Reply #22)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 05:06 PM

23. Well, for one

"What the fuck difference does that make?"

...I tend not to cheer when fucking assholes act like fucking assholes.

Still, to each his own.

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Response to ProSense (Reply #23)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 05:35 PM

24. Which "fucking asshole acting like a fucking asshole" precisely...

.. is it you are accusing me of "cheering" for?

How come you always have to just plain make shit up to screech about?

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Response to 99Forever (Reply #24)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 05:48 PM

25. Why can't

"How come you always have to just plain make shit up to screech about? "

...people just admit that they get giddy when assholes like McConnell brag about subverting democracy?

"Call him an asshole if that makes you feel better.... however, he's right, he beat Harry's ass like a drum."

I mean, I can call out Reid, but what exactly makes you "feel better" about agreeing with McConnell's bullshit?

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Response to ProSense (Reply #25)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 05:54 PM

29. Sounds like the poster is mad about something...

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Response to Rex (Reply #29)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 03:54 PM

48. Ya think?

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Response to ProSense (Reply #25)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 08:52 AM

44. Why can't ...

... "if the have a D after their name" people ever accept that major fuckups are still major fuckups, even when the ones doing them have a D after their name?

You wouldn't "call Reid out" if your life depended on it.

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Response to ProSense (Reply #21)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 05:58 PM

31. Exactly...but then again, Harry is no 'liberal'

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 05:51 PM

26. Yeah, you really kicked our asses last November, Mitch.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 05:53 PM

27. For them it is always about having an enemy and fighting them tooth and nail

regardless of the consequences to the country or the people! The GOP is now more delusional, out of touch with the voters, holding onto completely extremist views and heading for a cliff at 120 mph.

I cannot WAIT to finally see the GOP roll over like a bug and die.

It will be a GLORIOUS day and I think it is coming sooner rather than later.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 05:53 PM

28. McConnell is a shameless loser

He said his only job was to ensure that Obama was a one term President and Obama is still in the White House.

Shut the fuck up loser. Ashley Judd will soon clean your clock!!!

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 05:57 PM

30. It's only the truth...

There are not that many 'liberal' senators serving currently. I'd be willing to bet that my Dem senator, Bill Nelson, didn't support it.

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Response to ProSense (Reply #33)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 06:04 PM

34. What is that vote on??

A lot of Yeas.

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Response to kentuck (Reply #34)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 06:06 PM

35. The watered down filibuster reform. n/t

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Response to ProSense (Reply #33)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 06:10 PM

36. Is this the watered down package?

I should have said I doubt Nelson would support real reform...but I could be wrong. He does surprise me sometimes.

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Response to ProSense (Reply #33)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 08:11 PM

40. Why would pro-reform senators vote no?

As utterly moronic as Reid's reforms are, they're slightly better than nothing. So pro-reform senators would still vote yes.

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Response to jeff47 (Reply #40)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 08:14 PM

41. ? n/t

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Response to ProSense (Reply #41)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 08:54 PM

42. Missed the part about his senator in the g-g-parent post. (nt)

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 06:00 PM

32. I really tried to see the positive in this vote, and

Hoped we were overreacting, but I think McConnell is right. They defeated the liberals. Again. Oh, Harry...

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 06:33 PM

37. What a tool. It's hyper-dimentional chess! nt

 

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 06:43 PM

38. Proceed Republicans.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 06:46 PM

39. What a prick

 

I always saw Mitch as one of the more despicable GOP politicians. This only reinforces my previous beliefs. His defeat cannot come soon enough.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 11:38 PM

43. Hey...if Reid can't get the votes...

...to stop this asshat then what does that say?


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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 08:55 AM

45. And that's why Obama gave a progressive Inauguration speech...



Sid

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 08:56 AM

46. republicans are forever proud of denying legislation the people demand...fuck them

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 10:13 AM

47. If Dems called Central Casting to ask for someone to play the Senate opposition leader...

...they would have a hard time finding someone better than McConnell. Gimme someone old, turtle-y, nasty, sneaky-talking, and incompetent. McConnell is an excellent representative for his far gone, stupid party.

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