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Wed Jan 23, 2013, 09:03 PM

Durbin: "Democrats lack votes to pass talking filibuster reform"

http://thepoliticalcarnival.net/2013/01/23/senator-durbin-democrats-lack-votes-to-pass-talking-filibuster-reform/

Yesterday Harry Reid told the Senate GOP to cut a filibuster deal in 36 hours or face the nuclear option. Everyone on Twitter was so excited! Except me. I hoped, I yearned, I wished, but I didn’t expect the Dems to come through, because when it comes to filibuster reform, the Dems never come through.

Today’s comments by Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin are making me want to tear my hair out… again. Apparently, the talking filibuster is out.

What’s the talking filibuster? It’s when members would be required to actually stand and speak on the floor. No more ducking personal responsibility, no more “silent filibusters,” no more giving obstruction a pass.

Now Durbin is saying that Democrats do not have enough votes for the most effective part of the Merkley proposal.


My excitement over real reform was, unfortunately, short lived.



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Reply Durbin: "Democrats lack votes to pass talking filibuster reform" (Original post)
NorthCarolina Jan 2013 OP
AldoLeopold Jan 2013 #1
freshwest Jan 2013 #2
rhett o rick Jan 2013 #8
leftyohiolib Jan 2013 #3
msongs Jan 2013 #4
SHRED Jan 2013 #5
LonePirate Jan 2013 #6
gkhouston Jan 2013 #9
LiberalFighter Jan 2013 #7
davidpdx Jan 2013 #10

Response to NorthCarolina (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 09:22 PM

1. To Republicans: I have had enough of YOU!!!



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Response to freshwest (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 12:10 AM

8. 50 plus Biden. nm

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Response to NorthCarolina (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 10:04 PM

3. anyone surprised?

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Response to NorthCarolina (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 10:26 PM

4. looks like the repubs won the election after all eh? nt

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Response to NorthCarolina (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 10:33 PM

5. Buddies after all

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Response to NorthCarolina (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 10:39 PM

6. Hold a vote on the whether to adopt the talking filibuster and put those cowards on record

I suspect the Dems who refuse to vote for it are either from a red state or have been in the Senate for four or more terms.

This is depressing, very depressing news.

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Response to LonePirate (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 07:47 AM

9. ^^ This. n/t

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Response to NorthCarolina (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 10:49 PM

7. Tell Durbin to get off his ass and act like LBJ.

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Response to NorthCarolina (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 07:58 AM

10. I saw another post that made me think they may have the 50

My new theory is Reid is playing coy with McConnell to get him to turn down any offer of a deal. I think he has 2 of the 7 senators in his pocket and they are playing along (my theory is look at California). When McConnell says no, Reid will pull the A's out of his sleeve call the vote and kick McConnell in the ass.

Now let me say once again this is just a theory...

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