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Fri Feb 15, 2013, 08:44 AM

"Reid Puts GOP In The Corner Refuses To Acknowledge Holds On Obama Appointees"?

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/02/14/reid-puts-gop-in-the-corner-refuses-to-acknowledge-holds-on-obama-appointees/

Is this story out of date, or is it all of the complaining about Hagel being blocked that's out of date? I'm confused.

When Harry Reid failed to push for more aggressive filibuster reform, some on the left called it caving. That argument fell apart when the attempt to block Chuck Hagel was thwarted. When the GOP attempted to block the nomination, Reid used the new set of rules to simply ignore them, and the vote to confirm will be held on Friday. And he is continuing with that tack, now preparing to put the vote for Brennan on the schedule, ignoring attempts to block the vote.

I'm pissed that there wasn't stronger filibuster reform, but I'd like to be pleasantly surprised to find out that the reforms we did get have more teeth than I had thought.

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Reply "Reid Puts GOP In The Corner Refuses To Acknowledge Holds On Obama Appointees"? (Original post)
Silent3 Feb 2013 OP
southern_belle Feb 2013 #1
andlor Feb 2013 #5
The Wielding Truth Feb 2013 #2
CTyankee Feb 2013 #3
veganlush Feb 2013 #4
pnwmom Feb 2013 #6
NewJeffCT Feb 2013 #7
awoke_in_2003 Feb 2013 #8
Dragonfli Feb 2013 #9
Third Doctor Feb 2013 #10

Response to Silent3 (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 09:03 AM

1. Good question.

Step down Harry Reid

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Response to southern_belle (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 09:15 AM

5. +1

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Response to Silent3 (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 09:03 AM

2. Well - if this is true, I will need to apologize for my last post on another thread.

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Response to Silent3 (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 09:08 AM

3. Sounds good! I await the vote today...

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Response to Silent3 (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 09:09 AM

4. it doesn't stop them from

filibustering, which they have now done.

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Response to Silent3 (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 11:24 AM

6. It's two different things.

A hold is a way a single Senator can block any vote, and it isn't part of the official rules -- just custom.That's what Reid has said he will ignore (in this case, anyway).

Filibuster is a way the minority prevents an up and down vote unless 60 Senators vote for the end of debate.

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Response to Silent3 (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 11:30 AM

7. sure, Reid ignored the hold

but, that didn't stop the GOP from filibustering their former dream Defense Secretary

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Response to Silent3 (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 12:09 PM

8. Harry the Wimp. nt

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Response to Silent3 (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 03:11 PM

9. Down in the first round Harry, Taking a dive is his specialty, what you refer to was PR

He could have been a contender, but he is just a bum.....

re-enactment of Harry's filibuster reform "fight"

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Response to Dragonfli (Reply #9)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 04:51 PM

10. ROTFLMAO!!!!

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