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Sun Dec 2, 2012, 04:07 PM

Help support Harry Reid's filibuster rule

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Support Harry Reid's #filibuster rule

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Reply Help support Harry Reid's filibuster rule (Original post)
LiberalFighter Dec 2012 OP
BanTheGOP Dec 2012 #1
Plucketeer Dec 2012 #2
pasto76 Dec 2012 #6
titanicdave Dec 2012 #3
Cha Dec 2012 #4
savalez Dec 2012 #5
loyalkydem Dec 2012 #7
davidpdx Dec 2012 #8
hrmjustin Dec 2012 #9
xxxsdesdexxx Dec 2012 #10

Response to LiberalFighter (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 04:20 PM

1. Yes we need this!!

 

We need to not only support his rule, but we also need to change the voting process in committes.

Here is what I mean. First, the chairman calls for a vote, then only polls the democrats first. Once enough votes occur that designate a majority, the voting stops and the vote is counted as such.

So if there are 5 democrats and 4 'thugs, then the chairman would poll the 5 democrats first. If they all vote on one side, then the voting stops and the motion passes as a 5-0 UNANIMOUS vote.

This would be key to demoralizing the rethugs, because it allows the media to report that a unanimous vote has occured, and the rethugs would have some 'splainin' to do to their neanderthal red state bastard rethug constituents, which would in turn make it more likely that they will lose their next election.

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Response to BanTheGOP (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 04:50 PM

2. Love it! +1000

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Response to BanTheGOP (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 05:35 PM

6. thats such a dishonest proposal

consider if the republicans implemented this exact rule in the house. If Reid would simply ENFORCE the existing rules, we could get some shit done. No need for bullshit like that

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Response to LiberalFighter (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 05:01 PM

3. No doubt about it........

in this house, we are all 100% behind Senator Reid in his filibuster reforms.......this country simply cannot afford any more filibuster by only a token stoppage by the repugs......

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Response to LiberalFighter (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 05:03 PM

4. This is Important Participation Democracy..

thanks LiberalFighter!

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Response to LiberalFighter (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 05:17 PM

5. Sign this petition too

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Response to LiberalFighter (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 06:08 PM

7. I don't care

what the pundits say we need it

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Response to LiberalFighter (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 06:42 PM

8. As I've said before

Contact Feinstein and Kerry and push them to vote yes on the filibuster reform. Those are the two we need.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 07:30 PM

9. Does anyone know if the 2 dem NY senators are voting for the reform?

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #9)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 02:51 AM

10. The NY senators are both yes votes

It's Kerry and Feinstein who need convincing.

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