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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 12:00 PM
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Richard Shelby Threatens Filibuster Over Auto Bailout
 
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navarth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 12:06 PM
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1. time to start exposing the hypocrisy of this son of a bitch
I hope somebody calls him out for Alabama's HUGE government subsidies of the foreign non-union automakers
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VeraAgnes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 12:07 PM
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2. What a hateful man.
He is a miserable son of a bitch.
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Veritas_et_Aequitas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 12:08 PM
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3. Richard Shelby, I want to kick your testicles off.
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 12:09 PM by Liberal_Lurker
But I won't. Because I don't want to go to jail.
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shotten99 Donating Member (478 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 12:42 PM
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4. The bailout won't help the Hyundai factory in Alabama
Why should he care? Not his problem.
worthless fucking turncoat
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bigbrother05 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 06:45 AM
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24. Or the Honda or Mercedes plants
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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 12:45 PM
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5. Give him the floor Reid. Let America hear his stupidity
Don't give us this "we don't have 60 votes so they win with 41" bullshit any more. Expose these fuckers to the fucking light. When America sees this horse shit they will be all over them.
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Better Believe It Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:22 PM
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12. Exactly! I'm tired of hearing the b.s. that we can't tolerate a filibuster
therefore, rather than let the reactionaries filibuster the Democrats throw in the towel!

Let the Republicans filibuster on every piece of progressive legislation they oppose. The public will grow tired of their disruption.

But don't use the scary, scary and ever so frightening threat of a filibuster as an excuse to drop progressive legislation!
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Triana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 12:47 PM
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6. CRETIN!
:grr:
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BlueJac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 12:49 PM
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7. How UnAmerican, non-patriotic can you get?...........
Support the workers, you suck ass Shelby!!!
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Skink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:00 PM
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8. Shelby vows the plunge the country into darkness.
They aren't done yet.
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awoke_in_2003 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:09 PM
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9. And with the threat of a filibuster...
Harry will give in. He was an ineffective minority leader, now he is an ineffective majority leader.
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ShortnFiery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 12:28 PM
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26. Frist frightened Reid, et. al. with The Nuclear Option EFFECTIVELY in the past. How 'bout pay back?
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DBoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:15 PM
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10. Shelby hates the idea of well paid, proud, organized workers
He wants to bring slavery back
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Better Believe It Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:18 PM
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11. Let Him Filibuster! All filibusters end. We just need 51 votes to pass
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digidigido Donating Member (553 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 04:31 PM
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17. All filibusters don't end, and you need 60 to stop it
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Better Believe It Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 01:26 PM
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27. Your Wrong: All filibusters end in one of five ways.
1.Democratic leaders cave in at the mere threat of a filibuster and withdraw their bill.

2.Democratic leaders cave in almost immediately after a Senate filibuster actually starts and withdraw their bill.

3.Democratic leaders wait out a filibuster until the Republican Senator(s) end their speechmaking so they can proceed to an up and down vote on the bill.

4. Democratic leaders wait out a filibuster until they have 60 votes to end the filibuster.

5. When the Republicans control the Senate, the Democratic leaders give up their right to filibuster and approve all of Bush's presidential appointments and legislation that have the support of 50 Senators or more.

So tell me .... what's wrong with letting the Republicans filibuster .... if they want to tie up the Senate for a day or a week, let them! The right-wing filibustered against civil rights and other progressive legislation in the 1960's and Democrats didn't withdraw progressive bills simply because of filibusters. Every filibuster ends .... if that wasn't true, wouldn't the Senate be involved in a filibuster right now?

I just don't want to hear in 2009 the lame excuse repeated over and over and over again that the Senate can't enact progressive legislation because there aren't 60 Democratic Senators!

And I think that's what were being set-up for.
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sasquatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:30 PM
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13. Cut off ALL federal funding to Alabama
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The Wizard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:49 PM
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14. They always threaten to filibuster
but it never happens. Make them talk until they're blue in the face or die trying. Just make them do it.
Call their bluff of find new leadership.
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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:59 PM
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15. I thought the idea was to prevent millions from losing their jobs
Shelby suggests that as a condition of supporting a bailout, millions (well, only hundreds of thousands, maybe) will lose theirs.

This is a non-starter.

The firing 60% of management part I rather like. In fact, let's make sure the auto workers and taxpayers own the big three. It's simply elitist to suggest after 30 years of mismanagement that assembly line workers with high school diplomas can't run a company better than Harvard MBAs and Ivy League lawyers.

Hey, you kind of car do want to drive to work? OK, build it!
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boomerbust Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:17 PM
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16. jody
Come on jody, I know you're out there just itching to stand up for Mr. Shelby your hero. You can do it.
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navarth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 05:31 PM
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19. LOL
where's my popcorn
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Guaranteed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 05:05 PM
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18. Oh, so he wants to be obstructionist.
Well, there's always the "nuclear option," right?
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digidigido Donating Member (553 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:36 PM
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20. If the UAW unionized foreign car manufacturers and we leveled the playing field
then this would make a hell of a lot more sense. The problem with Globalization is that it
was supposed to bring the world up. Instead what it's doing is driving American workers
down
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ksimons Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:06 PM
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21. he's digging himself a hole of isolation in the new Obama administration
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 07:06 PM by ksimons

good luck with that

isolation from a popular president with billions to spend is going to hurt his state like nobody can imagine
keep it up - want to see it in action myself

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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:02 PM
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22. Dear Alabama dickhead: no $43 billion dollar tanker contract for you
and your constituents (even if your group does have the better plane).
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WoodyM Donating Member (127 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:03 PM
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23. This man is the
ranking member of the Senate Banking committee that never raised a question or proposed any restriction or conditions on the far greater bailout for the banks and financial intuitions. Urinate on the working man whenever and wherever you can.
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ShortnFiery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 12:26 PM
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25. THE NUCLEAR OPTION? GOP (Frist) effectively frightened spineless Reid on a few years back?
Edited on Tue Dec-09-08 12:27 PM by ShortnFiery
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