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More Than A Feeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-12-05 02:09 PM
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2. Sorry, I don't agree
The filibuster is there for either side to use, and should not be sacrificed for perceived short term partisan gain on either side.
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  -Earth calling liberals..the filibuster is OUR worst enemy. LimpingLib  Apr-12-05 02:06 PM   #0 
  - ah, but herein lies the paradox  ixion   Apr-12-05 02:09 PM   #1 
  - You're absolutely right  Enraged_Ape   Apr-12-05 02:12 PM   #4 
  - Sorry, I don't agree  Heaven and Earth   Apr-12-05 02:09 PM   #2 
  - Thanks...  punpirate   Apr-12-05 02:11 PM   #3 
  - You do know why the Founding Fathers  nadinbrzezinski   Apr-12-05 02:12 PM   #5 
  - PLEASE,the Senate was the body for wealthy Land Lords.  LimpingLib   Apr-12-05 02:18 PM   #7 
  - Speaking of learning...  comsymp   Apr-12-05 02:46 PM   #14 
  - Senators not elected by US House  kenny blankenship   Apr-12-05 03:53 PM   #28 
     - Yes but the entire gov'ment was meant for wealthy WHITE  nadinbrzezinski   Apr-13-05 01:52 AM   #52 
  - The entire government was meant for wealthy landlords.  DrGonzoLives   Apr-12-05 03:03 PM   #19 
     - Dem 101 should include historical checks of theoretical predictions  kenny blankenship   Apr-12-05 03:40 PM   #26 
        - What the hell are you talking about?  DrGonzoLives   Apr-12-05 03:52 PM   #27 
           - GB's Modern Parliament=Tyranny of the Majority  kenny blankenship   Apr-12-05 09:39 PM   #36 
  - Wrong.  borg5575   Apr-12-05 02:46 PM   #13 
     - They won't  DrGonzoLives   Apr-12-05 03:04 PM   #20 
     - Shays is in the House.  tritsofme   Apr-12-05 09:43 PM   #37 
     - It can be eliminated at any time, BUT NOT WITH 51 VOTES!  Hippo_Tron   Apr-12-05 10:11 PM   #41 
  - The reason it is called the nuclear option.......  Stanchetalarooni   Apr-12-05 02:18 PM   #6 
  - The filibuster ...  BattyDem   Apr-12-05 02:19 PM   #8 
  - I thought you would explain to me how Neocons are limited?  LimpingLib   Apr-12-05 02:30 PM   #10 
  - Perhaps you can explain to me what you believe the alternative is  BattyDem   Apr-12-05 02:48 PM   #15 
  - Nonsense.  kenny blankenship   Apr-12-05 03:26 PM   #24 
  - It's good when one group gets to force their views on another  DrGonzoLives   Apr-12-05 03:54 PM   #29 
  - Double Nonsense  kenny blankenship   Apr-12-05 09:32 PM   #35 
     - MOST people in Congress want those things  DrGonzoLives   Apr-13-05 09:31 AM   #53 
        - Never watched Westwing , can't see how your  kenny blankenship   Apr-13-05 10:17 AM   #54 
  - so you like the idea of us becoming a perpetual minority?  knight_of_the_star   Apr-12-05 03:58 PM   #31 
  - Filibuster of anti-lynching and civil rights legislation  tritsofme   Apr-12-05 09:44 PM   #38 
  - DUers support the historic surfdom from Greek days it seems.  LimpingLib   Apr-12-05 02:21 PM   #9 
  - I didn't know ancient Greeks surfed  DrGonzoLives   Apr-12-05 03:08 PM   #22 
     - Oh yes, it was a major sport of the ancient Olympics.  Crunchy Frog   Apr-13-05 01:14 AM   #50 
  - Not me, I love a good fillibuster  WesDem   Apr-12-05 02:37 PM   #11 
  - You suggest going even further than the nuclear option.  leyton   Apr-12-05 02:42 PM   #12 
  - NO  CAcyclist   Apr-12-05 02:49 PM   #16 
  - Yeah, that must be why the Republicans want to get rid of it  gratuitous   Apr-12-05 02:54 PM   #17 
  - Your idea is antithetical to the Democratic Party and to DU...  KrazyKat   Apr-12-05 03:00 PM   #18 
  - No, he made some good points.  borg5575   Apr-12-05 03:58 PM   #33 
  - And in CLinton's first term  kenny blankenship   Apr-12-05 10:37 PM   #45 
     - So let's use the Nuclear Option ourselves,  Crunchy Frog   Apr-13-05 01:16 AM   #51 
  - Don't you change one thing about the checks & balances. Change  applegrove   Apr-12-05 03:06 PM   #21 
  - Didn't stop the Patriot Act  kenny blankenship   Apr-12-05 03:27 PM   #25 
     - OMG IT DIDN'T STOP ONE THING IT IS USELESS!!1!!!11!  DrGonzoLives   Apr-12-05 03:55 PM   #30 
     - Look every country in the World has a War Measures Act. Canada  applegrove   Apr-12-05 03:58 PM   #32 
  - Actually I kind of agree  kenny blankenship   Apr-12-05 03:22 PM   #23 
  - Your argument doesn't work  knight_of_the_star   Apr-12-05 04:03 PM   #34 
  - Amazingly enough, despite your overconfident subject line  kenny blankenship   Apr-12-05 10:01 PM   #39 
     - The House can Veto things actually  Hippo_Tron   Apr-12-05 10:34 PM   #44 
        - Then the words have lost their meaning  kenny blankenship   Apr-12-05 11:30 PM   #46 
           - But the House of Representatives DOESN'T represent the people  Hippo_Tron   Apr-12-05 11:52 PM   #47 
  - But the House is less democratic than the Senate  Hippo_Tron   Apr-12-05 10:22 PM   #43 
  - End the filibuster and we will never be in power again  ComerPerro   Apr-12-05 10:02 PM   #40 
  - The filibuster is a tool used to promote democracy, not partisan gain.  StudentOfDarrow   Apr-12-05 10:19 PM   #42 
  - 100% wrong  democracyindanger   Apr-13-05 12:00 AM   #48 
  - I say we play the Republican game.  Crunchy Frog   Apr-13-05 01:12 AM   #49 
 

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