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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:08 AM
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Sen. Reid: Do Your Job And Make Them Stand And Filibuster
Sen. Reid: Do Your Job And Make Them Stand And Filibuster
By: Christy Hardin Smith

I have had it. Giving the Republicans in Congress a pass to do as they please, obstruct whatever legislation they like and pay no penalty for doing so has to stop.

Harry Reid must do his job and make the Senate GOP physically stand up and filibuster. Or we might as well declare Congress to be a lovely afternoon tea party and be done with it.

Civility doesnt mean that you roll over and ask for a belly scratch from your opponents it means that everyone plays by the rules on all sides. We had 56 votes for the Webb bill but could not get it through because a super-majority was required of 60 votes for cloture. This has happened time and time again. The GOP continually obstructs? Then they ought to pay a hefty public price. Harry Reid needs to lead on this or get the hell out of the way.

Call Sen. Harry Reid today and tell him to do his job and make them stand and filibuster. He can be reached at 202-224-3542 in DC and 702-388-5020 in Nevada.

http://www.firedoglake.com/2007/07/16/sen-reid-do-your-... /
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:12 AM
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1. Reid.
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Richard Steele Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:14 AM
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2. K&R
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KharmaTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:16 AM
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3. Amen!!! The Senate Needs To Hear From Us
Cindy Sheehan needs to do a sit-in at McConnell or Voinovich's office...get the cameras and the focus on where the real battles are.

Yes, Senator Reid needs to keep pushing, but he can't do it alone. We need to let our Senators know we want this fillibuster to end. For Democrats its standing strong and demanding up or down votes. For Repugnicans its shaming them into try to keep washing the blood off their hands and wedging them against this regime...the ultimate check on the boooshie power until the '08 election drives 'em all out.

Christy nails it again! FDL rocks!
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bryant69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:19 AM
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4. I do think they need to hear from us, but not sure this is going to fly
Making them actually shut down congress and filibuster seems counter-productive, unless you think they would back down if they actually had to do the work. I think there are enough Republicanoids that they could switch it around and keep it going.

Bryant
Check it out --> http://politicalcomment.blogspot.com
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mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:27 AM
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5. here, here
i am sick to hell of hearing this crap about votes and vetoes. tie their asses up, make them stand and talk. it is time for a do nothing senate. do nothing is better than doing anything this madman will sign. 'bout time you started giving them a little real hell, harry.
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