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Mon Apr 8, 2013, 08:07 PM

Mitch McConnell joins Senate gun filibuster

Source: Politico

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said he would join a group of Senate Republicans threatening a filibuster to oppose a cloture vote if Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid moves a gun bill to the floor this week.

Reid has promised to move a gun bill to the Senate floor this week, but it’s unclear which one. It depends on whether Democrats can strike a deal on background checks on gun sales — otherwise, they may settle for a less strict bill that includes some form of background checks, increase penalties for gun trafficking and increase school security. In order to get around the filibuster, Reid has indicated that he would file a cloture motion, which would require a 60-vote margin to move the bill.

“While nobody knows yet what Senator Reid’s plan is for the gun bill, if he chooses to file cloture on the motion to proceed to the Reid Bill (S. 649), Senator McConnell will oppose cloture on proceeding to that bill,” McConnell spokesman John Ashbrook said in a statement.

McConnell joins a group of 13 senators who have already vowed to block any gun legislation.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/04/mitch-mcconnell-joins-senate-gun-filibuster-89773.html

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 08:21 PM

1. repubs know weak opponents when they see them lol nt

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 08:31 PM

2. Then those 13 people should have to stand on the Senate floor,

and make those (discredited and nowhere-near-convincing) arguments PUBLICALY.

Thanks so much, Harry, for seeing to it that that never has to happen. We all appreciate that TONS.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 08:33 PM

3. a lot of people here are with McConnell on this one.....

that should be enough to show them that there stance is not the morally correct one.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 08:34 PM

4. so how is that "handshake deal" w/ mitch working out harry?

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 08:57 PM

5. Good thing we changed the filibuster...

o wait...

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 09:07 PM

6. He must received orders fro the NRA with that cash.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 09:35 PM

7. Filibuster Him.

 

How long does it take a turtle to cross the average lake?

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 10:08 PM

8. Mitch has always wanted to be the TURD MAGGOT poster child

he has stiff competition but he is narrowing the field .

how does he sleep at night ?

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Response to olddots (Reply #8)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 11:38 PM

9. Easy, he just sticks that turtle head back into that turtle shell.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Apr 9, 2013, 12:31 AM

10. It does NOT fucking matter. Nothing that comes of the bastard Senate will pass in the House so

get over it and spare yourself the agony of defeat.

Just saying...

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