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varelse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-30-09 09:36 PM
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31. It's a good question
I'm hoping someone on DU has a good answer. Haven't seen that yet, but if the thread is visible long enough, there is always some hope.
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  -Maybe a dumb question but why is a filibuster such a bad idea? PylesMalfunction  Oct-30-09 03:02 PM   #0 
  - not stupid at all. I agree with you. looks like they're skeered.....  robinlynne   Oct-30-09 03:03 PM   #1 
  - Harry Reid might just move on after a failed cloture vote instead...  Eric J in MN   Oct-30-09 03:03 PM   #2 
  - I agree that Reid is a gutless wonder...  PylesMalfunction   Oct-30-09 03:04 PM   #3 
  - Here is the thing - if they want a filibuster, then make them FILIBUSTER  rurallib   Oct-30-09 03:12 PM   #11 
     - And, get the progressive members of Congress out to the airwaves and on network and cable  CTyankee   Oct-30-09 03:59 PM   #29 
  - That's my problem with it too. Instead of exploiting a rep filibuster  SPedigrees   Oct-30-09 03:08 PM   #5 
  - Well, there's the moral issue that you yourself reference:  Birthmark   Oct-30-09 03:06 PM   #4 
  - Could you explain?  PylesMalfunction   Oct-30-09 03:09 PM   #6 
     - Your question, PylesM, was,  Birthmark   Oct-30-09 03:18 PM   #16 
        - OK  PylesMalfunction   Oct-30-09 03:22 PM   #17 
  - Nothing will pass while they are doing it. nt  Deep13   Oct-30-09 03:09 PM   #7 
  - So...  PylesMalfunction   Oct-30-09 03:10 PM   #9 
  - You tell me. You brought it up.  Deep13   Oct-30-09 03:35 PM   #24 
  - So it would make Republicans look even worse than they already do. Good. n/t  Dr Fate   Oct-30-09 03:25 PM   #19 
     - I'm all for making Rs and their henchmen look like the corrupt...  Deep13   Oct-30-09 03:37 PM   #25 
        - Assuming they even have the guts to do it. Maybe DEMS are bluffing as much as the GOP.  Dr Fate   Oct-30-09 03:46 PM   #28 
           - Right, we should not give in or even think they are negotiating in good faith. nt  Deep13   Oct-30-09 09:31 PM   #30 
  - if you'd rather get no reform instead of some reform, it's the way to go.  dionysus   Oct-30-09 03:10 PM   #8 
  - If we've done all we can do...  PylesMalfunction   Oct-30-09 03:12 PM   #12 
     - wish i had a good answer for you on that. what we're looking at isn't enough but there are some good  dionysus   Oct-30-09 03:14 PM   #13 
        - I agree..  PylesMalfunction   Oct-30-09 03:18 PM   #15 
        - well, i am hoping they won't. we have to see. as weak as this bill may be it's the biggest  dionysus   Oct-30-09 03:26 PM   #20 
           - We may be arguing the same point  PylesMalfunction   Oct-30-09 03:28 PM   #22 
        - Let them do it for a while  dschis   Oct-30-09 03:28 PM   #21 
           - See..  PylesMalfunction   Oct-30-09 03:31 PM   #23 
  - Everything else in the Senate stops during a fillabuster.  napi21   Oct-30-09 03:11 PM   #10 
  - That's a valid point  PylesMalfunction   Oct-30-09 03:24 PM   #18 
  - Just for the record...  PylesMalfunction   Oct-30-09 03:17 PM   #14 
  - What a fucked up concept's 2009 for Crissakes... scumbags can tie up the will of the people !  RagAss   Oct-30-09 03:39 PM   #26 
  - It's not! Make 'em do it! nt  Captain Hilts   Oct-30-09 03:46 PM   #27 
  - It's a good question  varelse   Oct-30-09 09:36 PM   #31 

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