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BlueManDude Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-02-06 05:00 PM
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47. GOP wouldn't hesitate to "Go Nuke" yet Dems scared of fillibuster
Denying cloture has been a tactic used by both parties for decades of not 2 centuries yet Dems were afraid to do it. Meanwhile the GOp was willing to entirely change the rules of the senate to get their man.

Tells you alot about these two parties.
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  -Alito could have been stopped. ProSense  Feb-01-06 10:20 AM   #0 
  - I really think  Burning Water   Feb-01-06 10:25 AM   #1 
  - The Repugs will go after the for cloture Democrats. In fact,  ProSense   Feb-01-06 10:31 AM   #3 
  - From their point of view they should.  Burning Water   Feb-01-06 10:33 AM   #5 
  - The public won't get it though.  tasteblind   Feb-01-06 10:52 AM   #11 
  - It will be harder to go after the consistent voters, but the split voters  John Q. Citizen   Feb-01-06 03:06 PM   #34 
  - I really think that the Rethugs will change the rules anyway. n/t  cantstandbush   Feb-01-06 12:08 PM   #25 
     - They might, indeed,  Burning Water   Feb-01-06 12:37 PM   #26 
     - They already have. If there's no filibusters, the rule is MOOT.  TahitiNut   Feb-02-06 05:06 PM   #48 
  - Clearly Schumer does not get it - it is not about whether you  Mass   Feb-01-06 10:29 AM   #2 
  - Well, Chuck, WATCHING "our two newest justices" is ALL you'll be able to  kath   Feb-01-06 05:29 PM   #38 
  - IMHO Roe will be history before this falls elections  wakeme2008   Feb-01-06 10:33 AM   #4 
  - R v W isn't necessarily a done deal. Kennedy is still pro-R v W  NCevilDUer   Feb-01-06 10:41 AM   #9 
  - if you were a woman, your take on "danger" might be more literal  bettyellen   Feb-01-06 03:11 PM   #35 
     - You misunderstand. I am solidly behind the right to choose.  NCevilDUer   Feb-02-06 02:17 PM   #45 
  - I'm more worried about our constitution.  Beelzebud   Feb-01-06 11:21 AM   #17 
  - Yep, and worker and environmental safeguards may be completely undone  Lorien   Feb-01-06 11:55 AM   #21 
     - And lots of dem senators let it happen anyway. ... They kenw and  mom cat   Feb-01-06 05:44 PM   #39 
  - If they do that, how will they get out the Fundie wackos?  pstokely   Feb-01-06 04:24 PM   #37 
  - OK  bryant69   Feb-01-06 10:35 AM   #6 
  - And the difference would be ?  Mass   Feb-01-06 10:38 AM   #7 
  - See this post.  ProSense   Feb-01-06 10:39 AM   #8 
  - Wishful thinking  bryant69   Feb-01-06 10:50 AM   #10 
  - Disagree.  ProSense   Feb-01-06 11:04 AM   #13 
     - This will hardly be the last time i disagree with the NYTimes  bryant69   Feb-01-06 01:56 PM   #28 
  - Not a great post, defending Kerry's feeble, belated grandstanding n/t  confludemocrat   Feb-01-06 11:06 AM   #14 
     - What are you talking about? n/t  ProSense   Feb-01-06 11:09 AM   #15 
     - See your post above providing a link to a post which I commented on  confludemocrat   Feb-01-06 12:52 PM   #27 
     - You aren't here to promote accuracy are you?  blm   Feb-01-06 02:43 PM   #30 
        - Offering my opinion brings that kind of jibe? I do think my opinion is on  confludemocrat   Feb-01-06 06:26 PM   #40 
           - Kerry didn't WANT to lead a filibuster, but no one would stand w/Kennedy  blm   Feb-01-06 08:43 PM   #41 
              - Kerry shares blame, especially for putting this on the back burner  confludemocrat   Feb-02-06 12:23 PM   #42 
                 - That's a LIE spread by Scott McLellan - Kerry's Finance Committee duties  blm   Feb-02-06 12:36 PM   #44 
                 - He was in Davos, was he not? Desperate to link my critique to McClellan  confludemocrat   Feb-02-06 04:38 PM   #46 
                    - He was in Davos for Senate BUSINESS. McLellan used it as if he was skiing  blm   Feb-02-06 05:21 PM   #49 
                 - Pathethic, ill-informed and just plain wrong.  ProSense   Feb-02-06 05:56 PM   #51 
  - If they were really gonna use it anyway, then make them use it in reality  confludemocrat   Feb-01-06 11:02 AM   #12 
  - If 54 republicans voted for him, and all others had voted against,  SoCalDem   Feb-01-06 11:19 AM   #16 
  - The Republicans would have needed 60 votes  ProSense   Feb-01-06 11:34 AM   #18 
     - The democrats chose not to filibuster, so it didn't matter  SoCalDem   Feb-01-06 11:49 AM   #19 
  - Our leadership has no balls  DainBramaged   Feb-01-06 11:51 AM   #20 
  - Ah, so that's the plan. Wait for the new RW court to make hellish  Lorien   Feb-01-06 12:01 PM   #22 
  - Question: Do all Supreme Court Justices usually atten the State of the  senaca   Feb-01-06 12:04 PM   #23 
  - I believe I mentioned that last week - they didn't want to kick Alito out  Cronus Protagonist   Feb-01-06 03:13 PM   #36 
  - God forbid they call us obstructionist!!!  SeattleRob   Feb-01-06 12:06 PM   #24 
  - Now they say so AFTER media cries nonstop "Alito can't be filibustered"  blm   Feb-01-06 02:42 PM   #29 
  - They could have demanded a delay until more info provided  JPZenger   Feb-01-06 02:48 PM   #31 
  - "Still Democrats vowed to make an issue of Justice Alito and Chief Justice  samhsarah   Feb-01-06 02:54 PM   #32 
  - Yes, read Schumer's statement. That is EXACTLY what Senate Dems want n/t  Leopolds Ghost   Feb-02-06 05:33 PM   #50 
  - No, he couldn't have been stopped  PATRICK   Feb-01-06 03:03 PM   #33 
  - Damn them  FreedomAngel82   Feb-02-06 12:25 PM   #43 
  - GOP wouldn't hesitate to "Go Nuke" yet Dems scared of fillibuster  BlueManDude   Feb-02-06 05:00 PM   #47 

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