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leveymg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-21-10 02:04 PM
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10. Surely, there's some irony in that statement?
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  -SIGN the DailyKos/Merkley/Udall PETITION: Tell Senators--make the filibuster real! Tx4obama  Dec-21-10 01:06 PM   #0 
  - recommend  xchrom   Dec-21-10 01:08 PM   #1 
  - Done  lamp_shade   Dec-21-10 01:16 PM   #2 
  - Done.  aquart   Dec-21-10 01:23 PM   #3 
  - Done.  jwirr   Dec-21-10 01:39 PM   #4 
  - kr  Hannah Bell   Dec-21-10 01:41 PM   #5 
  - No, Don't! We'll likely be in the minority in 2 years, and will need it. This creates precedent  leveymg   Dec-21-10 01:50 PM   #6 
  - IF the repubs take control in 2012 THEY can change the rules TOO.  Tx4obama   Dec-21-10 01:58 PM   #7 
  - This makes it MUCH easier.  leveymg   Dec-21-10 02:03 PM   #9 
  - Have the republicans 'promised' not to change the rules when they take the Senate?  Tx4obama   Dec-21-10 02:08 PM   #11 
     - No, but it's still taboo. Again, the cost/benefits don't add up - we should've done this in 01/09  leveymg   Dec-21-10 02:14 PM   #14 
        - There is A LOT to gain  Tx4obama   Dec-21-10 02:17 PM   #16 
           - Udall is one of the guys who also want to cut Social Security and entitlements. Check the board.  leveymg   Dec-21-10 02:26 PM   #18 
              - We had to agree to give up the Goodwin Liu & 3 other liberal nominations in order to get the 19  Tx4obama   Dec-21-10 02:44 PM   #26 
                 - I read that article. Isn't that the way these deals normally are made?  leveymg   Dec-21-10 02:56 PM   #29 
                    - I wouldn't call it horsetrading, the GOP was holding ALL nominees hostage.  Tx4obama   Dec-21-10 03:06 PM   #33 
                    - Part of a bigger deal - which is why I am very leery of this "reform"  leveymg   Dec-21-10 03:15 PM   #37 
                       - Senator Claire McCaskill has been working for over a year to get rid of the 'secret holds' rule  Tx4obama   Dec-21-10 03:24 PM   #39 
                    - Btw...  Tx4obama   Dec-21-10 03:37 PM   #44 
  - You don't need to change Senate Rules to stop "procedural filibusters".  Better Believe It   Dec-21-10 02:11 PM   #13 
     - Please do tell us how. n/t  Tx4obama   Dec-21-10 02:14 PM   #15 
        - OK No problem:  Better Believe It   Dec-21-10 02:29 PM   #20 
           - n/t  Tx4obama   Dec-21-10 02:38 PM   #24 
  - And there's NO WAY that we'll lose the Senate in the next election.  Tx4obama   Dec-21-10 01:59 PM   #8 
     - Surely, there's some irony in that statement?  leveymg   Dec-21-10 02:04 PM   #10 
  - A must read: Here's a link below tons of info regarding the dem's defilibuster reform  Tx4obama   Dec-21-10 02:10 PM   #12 
  - Senate Dems can easily halt Republican "procedural filibusters" Just stop the "dual-track" practice!  Better Believe It   Dec-21-10 02:22 PM   #17 
  - Please explain what those terms mean. Thnx.  leveymg   Dec-21-10 02:27 PM   #19 
  - Which ones? If you haven't, please read the full articles. That should help.  Better Believe It   Dec-21-10 02:30 PM   #21 
  - Requires "unanimous consent or agreement of the Minority Leader" to dual-track  leveymg   Dec-21-10 02:37 PM   #23 
     - To end "dual-track" which is what is being proposed, you do not  Better Believe It   Dec-21-10 02:43 PM   #25 
        - Yes. I see how easy it would be for the Majority to put an end to it - but then a filibuster  leveymg   Dec-21-10 02:53 PM   #27 
        - The 60 vote rule is a Senate 'rule'.  Tx4obama   Dec-21-10 02:57 PM   #30 
        - Yes. We want Republicans forced to tie-up the Senate with real filibusters  Better Believe It   Dec-21-10 03:02 PM   #32 
           - Three of the proposals of the reform are....  Tx4obama   Dec-21-10 03:10 PM   #35 
              - I would support anything that makes the filibuster more effective if we lose the Senate in '12  leveymg   Dec-21-10 03:22 PM   #38 
              - Lots of info on the link below  Tx4obama   Dec-21-10 03:32 PM   #43 
              - I'm not attacking those proposals but we both know that the next Senate won't pass those new rules.  Better Believe It   Dec-21-10 03:24 PM   #40 
                 - I beleive The Senate WILL pass new rules in January, because ...  Tx4obama   Dec-21-10 03:28 PM   #42 
        - Dual Track will NOT affect the need to still have 60 votes for cloture.  Tx4obama   Dec-21-10 02:56 PM   #28 
           - But, you think there will be 51 votes in January for all those changes?  leveymg   Dec-21-10 03:00 PM   #31 
           - Are Senator Reid and President Obama campaigning for these changes?  Better Believe It   Dec-21-10 03:12 PM   #36 
           - Read the articles. Senator Reid does not need the Republican minority leaders agreement ....  Better Believe It   Dec-21-10 03:07 PM   #34 
  - Done.  Eric J in MN   Dec-21-10 02:30 PM   #22 
  - done  Luciferous   Dec-21-10 03:24 PM   #41 
  - Bump :) n/t  Tx4obama   Dec-22-10 08:28 PM   #45 

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