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mattclearing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-04 03:29 PM
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1. Filibusters aren't guaranteed by the Constitution, are they?
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  -I AM FREAKED!!! NO FILABUSTERS???? OKthatsIT  Dec-14-04 03:26 PM   #0 
  - Filibusters aren't guaranteed by the Constitution, are they?  tasteblind   Dec-14-04 03:29 PM   #1 
  - No...they are not in the Constitution....  tx_dem41   Dec-14-04 03:30 PM   #2 
  - No, they aren't.  YNGW   Dec-14-04 03:31 PM   #4 
     - Changing the Senate rules requires 60 votes  Walt Starr   Dec-14-04 03:35 PM   #9 
        - Thank you  depakid   Dec-14-04 03:41 PM   #12 
        - Wrong walt - please understand the senate rules  Sub Zero   Dec-14-04 04:40 PM   #24 
           - That's not changing the rules, that's the much vaunted "nuclear option"  Walt Starr   Dec-14-04 04:46 PM   #26 
           - Are you saying the repubs aren't going to do it?  Sub Zero   Dec-14-04 04:51 PM   #27 
           - OMG....just when Im feeling calmer..so its TRUE!  OKthatsIT   Dec-14-04 04:54 PM   #30 
  - They need a two-thirds majority to change the filibuster rule  high density   Dec-14-04 03:31 PM   #3 
  - Please cite a source for this n/t  tx_dem41   Dec-14-04 03:33 PM   #5 
  - I heard it said on Ed Shuktz  OKthatsIT   Dec-14-04 03:40 PM   #11 
  - here you go  high density   Dec-14-04 03:57 PM   #18 
  - whats the nuclear option?nt.  oc2002   Dec-14-04 03:35 PM   #7 
  - A challenge about the rules is made by a Senator and the chair rules  Walt Starr   Dec-14-04 03:43 PM   #13 
  - Any idea if the Senate procedure rules are online anywhere?  Billy Ruffian   Dec-14-04 03:44 PM   #14 
  - Even moderate Republicans won't bite on this one, 'cause it will bite them  blondeatlast   Dec-14-04 03:34 PM   #6 
  - ..actualy it may not be a bad idea.  oc2002   Dec-14-04 03:37 PM   #10 
  - bad idea  mmonk   Dec-14-04 04:05 PM   #22 
     - Precisely. nt  blondeatlast   Dec-14-04 04:51 PM   #28 
     - Bingo. n/t  in_cog_ni_to   Dec-14-04 06:49 PM   #45 
  - Moderate Republicans?  M_Demo_M   Dec-14-04 04:55 PM   #32 
  - Then what's this?  OKthatsIT   Dec-14-04 05:00 PM   #33 
     - This:  blondeatlast   Dec-14-04 05:19 PM   #40 
  - Filibusters  forgethell   Dec-14-04 03:35 PM   #8 
  - Then WOMEN are safe for 2 more years?  OKthatsIT   Dec-14-04 03:52 PM   #15 
     - I'm not sure why exactly this is freaking you out  theboss   Dec-14-04 05:06 PM   #38 
  - What can Kerry do?  msgadget   Dec-14-04 03:53 PM   #16 
  - He can become more visible over the FRAUD issue  OKthatsIT   Dec-14-04 03:57 PM   #19 
     - That won't save filibustering.  msgadget   Dec-14-04 04:00 PM   #21 
  - It's not just Kerry's reponsibility  donheld   Dec-14-04 03:55 PM   #17 
  - Sen. Kerry is the nominal leader of the Democratic party, so yes it is  0rganism   Dec-14-04 05:07 PM   #39 
     - I see your point  msgadget   Dec-14-04 05:42 PM   #42 
  - No, filibusters  mmonk   Dec-14-04 03:58 PM   #20 
  - You know  Sub Zero   Dec-14-04 04:37 PM   #23 
  - I understand your frustration, but there are kids here who need to learn  donhakman   Dec-14-04 04:44 PM   #25 
  - You really are wasting your time, arent you  OKthatsIT   Dec-14-04 04:52 PM   #29 
     - I'm wasting my time?  Sub Zero   Dec-14-04 04:54 PM   #31 
        - Read this smarty pants  OKthatsIT   Dec-14-04 05:04 PM   #35 
           - sigh...  Sub Zero   Dec-14-04 05:05 PM   #36 
           - I might politely request that you do the same. I've pointed out 2  blondeatlast   Dec-14-04 05:22 PM   #41 
  - It's not in the Constitution.  theboss   Dec-14-04 05:03 PM   #34 
  - Bush/R's to get their way.  YNGW   Dec-14-04 05:05 PM   #37 
  - Its been said that junior is turning water into wine these days,  0007   Dec-14-04 05:59 PM   #43 
     - Where is Mr. Smith when you need him.....?  vetwife   Dec-14-04 06:19 PM   #44 
        - I think all the Mr. Smith's are dead or off loping their mule.  0007   Dec-14-04 07:18 PM   #46 
 

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