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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:58 AM
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Taylor Marsh: Dear Harry Reid...
http://www.taylormarsh.com/archives_view.php?id=25908

Make the Republicans Stand and Filibuster

Dear Harry Reid,

Stop just showing up and do your job.

There's really no other way to say it. Reid and Senate Democrats are getting beat at every turn. They're calling Republicans "obstructionist," but there's also another sad reality in this. Democrats are allowing it to happen. Chris Bowers did a tremendously useful post that lays it out. Campaign for America's Future did a report called "Filibustered," outlining how the Republicans are doing their jobs, while Reid and Senate Democrats stand feckless in the Senate well.

There's a reason Congress approval ratings have plummeted. You know Speaker Pelosi got the message. She got an Iraq withdrawal bill passed. What has Senator Reid and the Democratic Senate caucus done? Let the Republicans get away with making them look like they're doing nothing.

I reached the tipping point on this poor excuse for leadership from Harry Reid last week. Senate Democrats being beaten on a bill to actually make troop deployments sane was it for me. Webb's amendment missed by just a few votes, getting 56. Are we going to take charge and lead or what? And I don't want to hear anyone say that Reid doesn't have the votes. This was an amendment to help our troops and end the continual redeployments without rest and recuperation. Do not tell me Reid couldn't have put pressure on Republicans to pass this bill or make them stand up and show what liars Republicans are when they talk about "supporting the troops."

It's way past time to put the pressure on Senate Democrats to convince them that if Republicans want to stand in our way they're going to have to go on record, via camera on C-SPAN, as well as cable tv, not to mention their favorite whine box wingnut radio, and stand and filibuster.

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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 12:32 PM
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1. Agree with her--Webb-Hagel was IT for me--THAT was a goddamn no-brainer
for both sides of the aisle--the GOPers who filibustered it should have been forced to tell the public WHY it was a bad idea to let the troops have an adequate rest. Sick.
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DeSwiss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 12:33 PM
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2. You tell em' Super Girl!!!!


I've come to the conclusion that Harry Reid was an "opposition" leader wayyyyy too long.....




K&R!!!
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