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Mon Jan 28, 2013, 03:05 PM

If Republicans Take Control of the Senate, The Very First Thing That They Will Do Is...

weaken the filibuster.

If there was a way to put money down on this in Vegas, we'd all get rich.

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Reply If Republicans Take Control of the Senate, The Very First Thing That They Will Do Is... (Original post)
Yavin4 Jan 2013 OP
Jim__ Jan 2013 #1
LiberalFighter Jan 2013 #2
LonePirate Jan 2013 #3
Dark n Stormy Knight Jan 2013 #4
warrprayer Jan 2013 #5
LeftInTX Jan 2013 #6
bornskeptic Jan 2013 #7

Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 03:20 PM

1. Exactly! They threatened to do it last time they had a majority.

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Mon Jan 28, 2013, 03:25 PM

2. Then make sure we are all mobilized and ready to defeat them at their attempt.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 04:37 PM

3. I disagree. They will not weaken it; they will kill it.

They will tolerate their brand of obstructionism.

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Response to LonePirate (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 04:45 PM

4. Exactly. They hate to be treated as they treat others.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 05:05 PM

5. Harry Reid in Action



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Mon Jan 28, 2013, 05:18 PM

6. I agree if we could gamble on this, we'd all get rich

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 05:23 PM

7. I rather doubt it.

Reformng or eliminating the filibuster won't do them much good as long as a Democrat is in the White House. Democrats aren't going to filibuster a Democratic president's nominations, and even if the Republicans bypass the filibuster on legislation, the president can veto it. With current demographic trends and the internal problems of the party, I think the chance of a Republican winning the White House in the near future is rather slim. If the Republicans were to win the Senate in 2014 and eliminate the filibuster, Hillary Clinton might coast into the presidency and have the coattails to dump a few of the crazies that invaded the Senate in 2010 and restore it to Democratic control, and be looking at a filibuster-proof Senate on 1/20/2017, thanks to the Republicans. For that reason, I don't think they'll take a chance on weakening the filibuster until they control both the Senate and the White House. Let's make sure that doesn't happen for a long time.

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