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Tue Nov 6, 2012, 11:58 PM

Reid Calls On Republicans To Drop Obstruction Strategy In Wake Of Senate Defeat

Source: tpm

In the wake of a very poor Republican showing in the Senate, and President Obama’s re-election, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is calling on the Senate GOP to drop its underlying strategy of obstructing the Democratic agenda.

“Now that the election is over, it’s time to put politics aside, and work together to find solutions,” Reid said in a statement. “The strategy of obstruction, gridlock and delay was soundly rejected by the American people. Now, they are looking to us for solutions. We have big challenges facing us in the months ahead. Democrats and Republicans must come together, and show that we are up to the challenge. This is no time for excuses. This is no time for putting things off until later. We can achieve big things when we work together. And the middle class is counting on us to achieve big things in the months ahead. That is what the American expect - and that is what the American people deserve.”

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Reply Reid Calls On Republicans To Drop Obstruction Strategy In Wake Of Senate Defeat (Original post)
trailmonkee Nov 2012 OP
boomer55 Nov 2012 #1
AAO Nov 2012 #19
sakabatou Nov 2012 #2
BlancheSplanchnik Nov 2012 #3
texpatriot2004 Nov 2012 #4
closeupready Nov 2012 #5
msanthrope Nov 2012 #6
Kablooie Nov 2012 #7
Monk06 Nov 2012 #13
ROBROX Nov 2012 #8
alp227 Nov 2012 #10
JDPriestly Nov 2012 #16
musiclawyer Nov 2012 #9
ProgressiveEconomist Nov 2012 #11
freedomboogie Nov 2012 #12
jwirr Nov 2012 #14
JDPriestly Nov 2012 #15
tclambert Nov 2012 #17
bpj62 Nov 2012 #18

Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 12:00 AM

1. Dear Senator Reid... end the filibuster. period. end of story. n/t

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Response to boomer55 (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:30 AM

19. Don't worry, he has something up his sleeve on that...

 

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 12:02 AM

2. Republicans still hold the House, unfortunately

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 12:04 AM

3. we're behind you on that, Sir!

Time for some discipline on those rotten assclown punks. Long overdue ASS whuppin


They're not feeling lucky anymore, I'd guess.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 12:12 AM

4. With you on that Sir. Thank you. nm

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 12:21 AM

5. agreed but if not, there are midterms to consider

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 12:24 AM

6. End cloture, Harry!!! nt

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 12:31 AM

7. I hear he has two weeks to get 51 votes to eliminate the filibuster rule.

I don't know the specifics but I guess the filibuster doesn't go into effect until after the first two weeks of session so if he gets 51 votes, the filibuster can go phhht and the assholes can't frivolously block every single thing.

He has said he will eliminate it so by God I hope he does.

If he doesn't we must hold him responsible for the next few years of a do nothing Senate.

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Response to Kablooie (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:29 AM

13. End it. Mc Connell is not going to give one inch so flush it and go for a simple majority.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 12:36 AM

8. DO IT FDR STYLE

 

Go to the public and evey time the GOP stalls let the public know so that the cognizance of the public becomes better at remembering each thing the GOP does to STALL progress.

The big mistake for the past 3 years is NOT using the information age to let the public know what was going on out here. When the public understands then progress will be made and this country can go forward and divorce the age of GOP.

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Response to ROBROX (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:06 AM

10. +1, I wish Reid was more active and assertive all this time

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Response to ROBROX (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:50 AM

16. Right.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 12:38 AM

9. Not eliminating it is malpractice

Of epic proportions ....just end it

This then boxes in the GOP house. They either cooperate or go extinct in '14

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:35 AM

11. GREAT idea! Give the Rs a chance to abandon economic sabotage next week,

on Veterans Day, with revival of the Veterans Jobs Bill . The only reason to oppose this bill is obstuction. The President could stress its importance in a Veterans Day speech, and Reid could follow up. A shameful Republican filibuster in September survived a cloture vote by just two Republican votes. See http://www.democraticunderground.com/1251228634 .

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:30 AM

12. Romney and Gingrich

have already said "We must suck up."

More, more, more!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:36 AM

14. This is the issue we need to keep pushing from today on. They lost. Either they help to fix our

nation the way the winners want to or they get out of the way. We need to take away their tools of destruction -filibuster and 60 majority rule.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:38 AM

15. This was a theme I heard from many voters:

"The strategy of obstruction, gridlock and delay was soundly rejected by the American people."

That was a major reason for the Republicans' defeat. Too much obstruction.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:07 AM

17. Like sore loser Republicans will ever put politics aside.

More like: "If we can't win, we'll take the whole country down in flames with us!"

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:21 AM

18. Angus King

From what i heard last night Angus King made filibuster reform a major theme in his campaign. It has been reported that he will caucus with the Democrats, however I think he may use this as leverage to force Harry Reid to change the filibuster rules.

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