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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 03:05 PM
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Cornyn warns: No more fights if Democrats get 60 votes
http://briefingroom.thehill.com/2009/03/07/cornyn-no-mo... /

Cornyn: No more fights if Democrats get 60 votes
@ 12:45 pm by Michael O'Brien


There will be no more tense congressional fights over the budget and other issues if Democrats pick up another Senate seat in 2010, National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) Chairman John Cornyn (R-Texas) warned this weekend.

"Should Harry Reid and the Democrats gain their 60th vote in next years election, they will have a filibuster-proof majority, and Washington will officially become a one-party town run solely by the Democrats," Cornyn wrote in an op-ed for a conservative news site. "Republicans would be powerless to stop even the most flawed pieces of legislation."

Cornyn, who faces a tall task in 2010 by defending open Republican seats in bellwether states, said that Republicans would be unable to force Democratic leaders to pull bills as happened this week should Democrats attain a filibuster-proof majority.

"If Harry Reid gets his 60th vote, there will be no more fights like the one we saw {Thursday}," he wrote. "Democrats will have the ability to ram through legislation loaded with massive government spending and personal pet projects, driving our economy in the wrong direction and our country further into debt. "
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 03:08 PM
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1. They were ok with the idea of a one-party town when they had the reins.
Cornyn needs to QUIT THE CRYBABY SHIT.
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tbyg52 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 03:12 PM
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2. Ain't that the truth. One set of rules for us, another for them. nt
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cyclezealot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 03:39 PM
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6. We can only hope..
Don't hold your breath.. A handful of Democrats are only marginally better than Republicans.
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 03:15 PM
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3. Why apologize? I want a one party country.
Republican opposition is just obstruction of needed reforms that need to be implemented in these perilous times.
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eShirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 03:17 PM
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4. the republicans should know about one party rule
:eyes:
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MiniMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 03:50 PM
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7. They never had a filibuster proof majority. The dems just didn't stand up
except for some judicial appointments. They were just better on the spin.
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Ikonoklast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 03:17 PM
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5. BWUHAHAHHAHHAAAAAAaaaaaaa.!!!!
(weeze) (gasp)

HAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHHAHAAAAAAAHAHAAAaaaaaaa!!!!!
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Demoiselle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 03:50 PM
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8. Isn't this also a tacit Republican admission that...
Franken has it won in Minnesota? Cornyn speaks of getting a 60th vote. Al represents number 59.

The notion that we have to have 60 votes carry anything in the Senate...which is already an anti-democratic (small d) institution, as it gives equal power to the citizens of Rhode Island and California...infuriates me.

Is there no way to actually FORCE the minority to ACTUALLY go to all the work of ACTUALLY filibustering? That would be great to see THIS year.
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dysfunctional press Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 03:52 PM
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9. excellent...
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C_U_L8R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 03:57 PM
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10. The GOP appears to be drowning in it's own bathtub
How ya like them bubbles Grover ??
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cooolandrew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 04:08 PM
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15. Excellent, they should of been careful what they wished for. lol. n/t
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 04:00 PM
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11. Not necessarily so.. there are a few blue-dog/wishy-washy dems who
may "help" the republicans...like 3 did last week.. :grr:
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cooolandrew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 04:03 PM
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12. They are such a laughing stock it's a wonder they can show their face in public sometimes.>
Edited on Sat Mar-07-09 04:04 PM by cooolandrew
That is the funniest irony I read all day. :rofl:
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cooolandrew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 04:06 PM
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13. Besides will htere really be one party if Dems owned all congress we'd have conservative Demcrats >
for the job of oppostion.
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butterfly77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 04:07 PM
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14. Well, time to go to work..
to make this happen..
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ddeclue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 04:09 PM
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16. AWWWW Poor John Cornyn... NOT!!!
:rofl:
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NC_Nurse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 04:11 PM
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17. I hope they get your seat, John.
Jerk.
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Myrina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 04:20 PM
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18. "massive government spending and personal pet projects"
.... you mean like the GOP's own Bridge to Nowhere, the No-Bid Contracts in Iraq and the massive, massive spending on an 8-year long illegal invasion that essentially got us where we are now, budgetarily speaking ??


Pot. Meet Kettle. Jebus! :spank:
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salguine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 04:29 PM
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19. You know what? The way the Congressional Democrats run things, I'll bet
they could have 90 seats, and the Republicans could still push them around.
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:11 PM
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20. Okay lets work on Spector, get Franken seated & find a replacement for whats his name.
Edited on Sat Mar-07-09 07:12 PM by Historic NY
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:13 PM
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21. Maybe Cornball should focus on working to solve problems rather than kneejerk obstruction.....
n/t

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