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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:31 PM
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So... (Just Got In) Is This An ACTUAL Filibuster ??? - Did Reid Actually Pull This Trigger ???
:shrug:
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robinlynne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:32 PM
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1. yes. it's tomorrow baby.
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:36 PM
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4. Now... When You Say Tomorrow... Are You Saying...
That the actual filibuster will take place tomorrow, because I understood that Reid was gonna force it tonight, overnight if necessary.

:shrug:

:bounce: :hi: :bounce:

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robinlynne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:44 PM
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8. tomorrow night, tuesday night.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:33 PM
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2. He is forcing the repukes to filibuster
or vote on the Reid/Levin legislation.
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:36 PM
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3. YEP! Here's the story:
July 16, 2007
Dems plan Senate all-nighter

Reid charged Republicans are protecting the president instead of protecting the troops.

WASHINGTON (CNN) Recognizing they almost certainly wont have the votes to pass an amendment to bring U.S. combat troops out of Iraq; Senate Democrats will employ a bit of political theater this week to at least draw attention to their efforts to overcome a Republicans filibuster of the measure.

Ahead of a vote Wednesday to cut off the filibuster, Democrats who control the Senate will keep the chamber open overnight Tuesday into Wednesday to highlight debate the amendment.

Theyre protecting the president instead of protecting the troops, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid complained about the filibuster.

Workmen will set up cots near the Senate floor so senators have a place to slumber although its not clear how many senators will chose to stay up for the rare session much less use the cots.

Democratic senators also will be encouraged to schedule radio, television, and blogoshpere interviews in a war room strategy usually scripted for major legislative battles in which the outcome is in doubt.


In this case, Democrats know they will fall short of the required 60 votes to end the filibuster.

Only three Republicans Sens. Chuck Hagel of Nebraska, Olympia Snowe of Maine, and Gordon Smith of Oregon have said they will vote with the Democrats. A fourth Republican, Susan Collins of Maine, says shes considering it. And while most Democrats support the measure, known as Reed-Levin for its authors, Sens. Jack Reed of Rhode Island and Carl Levin of Michigan, Democrats acknowledge going into the debate their effort will fail.

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/tag/harry-reid/
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:40 PM
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6. OK... I Know, I'm Dumber Than A Freep Post, But...
This IS the filibuster I'm streaming on C-Span right now, correct???

:shrug: :bounce: :shrug:
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:45 PM
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10. It begins in the Senate tomorrow.
This is the House on CSPAN.
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:48 PM
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12. No, The filibuster starts tomorrow and will be ongoing overnight into Wednesday.
I think what you're seeing is a repeat from earlier today. Durbin announced, "We are going to have a REAL FILIBUSTER." and that pissed Warner off. That's the exchange from earlier today. :) Tune in tomorrow night and Wednesday!
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:37 PM
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5. yup. . Gonna gettem' ON RECORD...
Let the 70% of the sane people in the US know who's propping up the insane 30%
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:41 PM
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7. Here's his speech-should be interesting.
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:45 PM
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11. Thanks
:hi:
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JacquesMolay Donating Member (413 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:45 PM
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9. like, wouldn't it be crazy ...
... if the Dems all of a sudden got some courage, and decided to end the war now? Cause Reid's statements surely imply that he wants to do that?
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BeHereNow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:51 PM
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13. Yes, it would, because so far...it's all been THEATRE for the masses.
Can you tell I'm not holding my breath?
Sorry, too many "This is IT!" moments
that lead no where over
my years on DU.

BHN
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:52 PM
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14. Crazy good. nt
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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:12 PM
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15. Democrats were essentially elected to just that, and it's in the R's interest
to try and prevent that from happening. We have to every thing we can.
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