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Wed Nov 28, 2012, 11:47 AM

White House Backs Reidís Filibuster Reforms

Source: TPM



PEMA LEVY 11:30 AM EST, WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 28, 2012

The White House on Wednesday indicated it was in favor of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's move to change the rules regarding the filibuster, the Huffington Post reports.

The President has said many times that the American people are demanding action," White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer said in a statement to The Huffington Post. "They want to see progress, not partisan delay games. That hasn't changed, and the President supports Senator Reid's efforts to reform the filibuster process."

"Over the past few years important pieces of legislation like the DREAM Act, the Paycheck Fairness Act, and the American Jobs Act weren't even allowed to be debated, and judicial nominations and key members of the administration are routinely forced to wait months for an up-or-down vote," Pfeiffer added. "The American people deserve a United States Senate that puts them first, instead of partisan delay."


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Reply White House Backs Reidís Filibuster Reforms (Original post)
DonViejo Nov 2012 OP
MannyGoldstein Nov 2012 #1
AlbertCat Nov 2012 #2
MannyGoldstein Nov 2012 #5
Botany Nov 2012 #3
Plucketeer Nov 2012 #13
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #4
grahamhgreen Nov 2012 #6
DirkGently Nov 2012 #7
grahamhgreen Nov 2012 #11
tblue Nov 2012 #12
ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #8
vlyons Nov 2012 #9
DirkGently Nov 2012 #10
Tx4obama Nov 2012 #14
Cha Nov 2012 #15
Uncle Joe Nov 2012 #16
SariesNightly Nov 2012 #17

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 11:52 AM

1. Good news.

Let us pray that this actually happens.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 11:59 AM

2. Instead of just praying...

.... one could let their Senator know how they feel about it.

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Response to AlbertCat (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 12:47 PM

5. Absolutely!

In my case, Elizabeth Warren's taken a leading position, John Kerry's been philosophically for it last time I checked. I'll call his office.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 12:04 PM

3. Good

I think the White House knows they have the votes.


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Response to Botany (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 02:52 PM

13. Geez....

and here, all along, I thought they were referring to the OTHER end of the turtle when speaking of McDuncle!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 12:23 PM

4. Great news!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 12:49 PM

6. If the don't get rid of the filibuster, we know they are not serious about our agenda.

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Response to grahamhgreen (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 01:02 PM

7. Simple reform will do. It's the "virtual" filibuster that's killing us.


Want to stand and speak for 24 hours -- by all means, go ahead. But this anonymous, monolithic refusal to allow anything on the floor must go. It's a ludicrous perversion of democracy.

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Response to DirkGently (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 02:29 PM

11. It is rule by minority of 1.

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Response to DirkGently (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 02:29 PM

12. Exactly! Go head on and talk

all day and all night. Be my guest lazy, obstructionist self-important GOPers.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 01:35 PM

8. Fingers crossed...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 02:14 PM

9. yes yes yes, a 1000 times yes

God, I'm so tired of these fukken obstructionists. Let's get this show on the road. I want action and progress. Just think folks, a few more weeks, and the most unpopular ever 112th congress will be over over over.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 02:25 PM

10. Blatant bump for visibility. This issue is hugely important.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 03:46 PM

14. If/when they have to stand on the floor and actually talk...


my TV will be tuned to C-Span all day

This should be fun

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #14)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 04:09 PM

15. You're such a political animal..

I like that about you.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 04:35 PM

16. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread, DonViejo.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 09:38 PM

17. Republicans are abusing the filibuster like there's no tomorrow for the past 4 years

time to put a stop to this once and for all

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