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Sun Oct 25, 2020, 08:31 PM

Senate Democrats are taking over the floor all night

Chuck Schumer @SenSchumer 20m
Senate Democrats are taking over the floor all night to fight this sham process by Senate Republicans.

We will not stop fighting.










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Reply Senate Democrats are taking over the floor all night (Original post)
bigtree Oct 25 OP
SheltieLover Oct 25 #1
elleng Oct 25 #2
BigmanPigman Oct 25 #3
Drum Oct 25 #4
sfstaxprep Oct 25 #5
tavernier Oct 25 #8
Doreen Oct 25 #22
blm Oct 25 #25
chia Oct 26 #40
calimary Oct 26 #38
groundloop Oct 26 #46
Sucha NastyWoman Oct 25 #6
AlexSFCA Oct 25 #7
Amaryllis Oct 25 #10
COLGATE4 Oct 25 #31
yaesu Oct 25 #12
yellowdogintexas Oct 26 #43
Warpy Oct 25 #9
FakeNoose Oct 25 #24
HermitageHermit Oct 25 #28
Warpy Oct 26 #33
TygrBright Oct 25 #29
Warpy Oct 26 #34
bdamomma Oct 25 #11
yaesu Oct 25 #14
bdamomma Oct 25 #15
yaesu Oct 25 #16
Aussie105 Oct 25 #17
yaesu Oct 25 #20
George II Oct 25 #13
AdamGG Oct 26 #44
Aussie105 Oct 25 #18
MustLoveBeagles Oct 25 #19
dchill Oct 25 #21
Lucinda Oct 25 #23
marieo1 Oct 25 #26
PatrickforO Oct 25 #27
spanone Oct 25 #30
elleng Oct 26 #32
Cha Oct 26 #35
WyLoochka Oct 26 #36
maxsolomon Oct 26 #39
bucolic_frolic Oct 26 #37
Sherman A1 Oct 26 #41
liberalla Oct 26 #42
warmfeet Oct 26 #45
Hotler Oct 26 #47
burrowowl Oct 26 #48
Poiuyt Oct 26 #49
betsuni Oct 26 #50

Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Oct 25, 2020, 08:32 PM

1. K&R!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Oct 25, 2020, 08:34 PM

2. Senator Menendez is on now;

Senator Merkley was, previously.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Oct 25, 2020, 08:35 PM

3. Call the Senate (202)224-3121

Thank and encourage the Dems and tell the GOP..."No reelection for you!". Leave a message, it doesn't matter if you are a constituent, the staffers count all calls and they can't tell where you live based on your cell phone number since people move and keep the same number all the time.

Thank you!!!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Oct 25, 2020, 08:53 PM

4. Kick + Rec !

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Oct 25, 2020, 09:08 PM

5. It's All A Nice Show

But the die is cast. The result was inevitable the moment the Great Justice Ginsburg took her last breath.

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Response to sfstaxprep (Reply #5)

Sun Oct 25, 2020, 09:29 PM

8. Her breath hasn't ended...

It continues to give us courage to take further steps. I fully expect that we will.

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Response to tavernier (Reply #8)

Sun Oct 25, 2020, 10:30 PM

22. This

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Response to sfstaxprep (Reply #5)

Sun Oct 25, 2020, 10:35 PM

25. More than show, the dissent is integral to the historic record.

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Response to blm (Reply #25)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 01:56 PM

40. This: "the dissent is integral to the historic record."

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Response to sfstaxprep (Reply #5)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 12:08 PM

38. Yeah. True. I can't help thinking - yeah? So what the hell good does THAT do?

Gee, make sure you put a good solid lock on that door AFTER all the horses have gotten out and are running wild across the countryside. Yep. THATíLL show Ďem. Thatíll fix everything...

THIS is why we need devious thinkers on our side. Besides, the enemy doesnít expect us to think, or act, deviously (like McConnell does, for example).

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Response to calimary (Reply #38)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 07:54 PM

46. Sadly I have to agree..... Barrett will be on the SC when it decides fate of ACA.....

and she'll be on the Supreme Court when tRump's frivolous election lawsuits are heard. And of course Roe v. Wade will be gone in short order.

I'm sorry, but I don't get the point of this grandstanding after we've been fucked over by Moscow Mitch. I'd rather be reading that our Congressional Democrats are working on plans to bring us Medicare for All, etc. etc. rather than this.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Oct 25, 2020, 09:17 PM

6. Is this part of the 30 hours of debate or does this delay that from getting started?

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Oct 25, 2020, 09:26 PM

7. what exactly is the purpose of this?

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Response to AlexSFCA (Reply #7)

Sun Oct 25, 2020, 09:31 PM

10. Wondering the same. Is it just to express objection or does it delay anything?

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Response to Amaryllis (Reply #10)

Sun Oct 25, 2020, 11:06 PM

31. Doesn't delay anything. Just expessing objection. It's

a done deal.

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Response to AlexSFCA (Reply #7)

Sun Oct 25, 2020, 09:36 PM

12. According to The Hill: Democrats are powerless to prevent Barrett's confirmation, But are using

the floor speeches, which they are highlighting on social media, to try to build awareness and rail against republicans. Sadly, won't change or interfere with the vote.

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Response to yaesu (Reply #12)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 04:20 PM

43. remember it all goes into the Congressional Record for posterity

to know what a bunch of evil people got their hands on our government

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Oct 25, 2020, 09:31 PM

9. Caseu? That surprises me.

He was always so antiabortion.

Looks like his voting doesn't match his rhetoric. Good for him. I'll take back most of the rotten things I said about him when he first joined the Senate.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #9)

Sun Oct 25, 2020, 10:34 PM

24. Maybe you're thinking of his father?

Bob Casey Sr., who passed away about 10 years ago, the former 2-term governor of Pennsylvania, and indeed he was anti-abortion all the way.

This is Senator Bob Casey Jr., and he has been pro-choice for as long as I can remember.



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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #24)

Sun Oct 25, 2020, 10:41 PM

28. Exactly wrong Casey

Sen. Casey is a different man than his father, the late governor or the unrelated Bob Casey's who served as State Treasurer in the 1980's or who ran for Lt Gov. in the 1970's in Pennsylvania on the Pete Flaherty ticket in the 1970's. (The other Caseys are unrelated to the governor or the senator.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #24)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 12:09 AM

33. Really? I looked him up to make sure

and only found a man whose words are at odds with his votes.

I can live with that.

https://www.ontheissues.org/social/Bob_Casey_Abortion.htm

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Response to Warpy (Reply #9)

Sun Oct 25, 2020, 10:58 PM

29. Those who truly oppose abortion support Dems. Abortions always go down when Dems run things. n/t

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Response to TygrBright (Reply #29)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 12:11 AM

34. Casey's rhetoric supports adding RCC dogma to civil law

but his votes haven't reflected that position.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Oct 25, 2020, 09:31 PM

11. it's on C Span 2

how can I watch this on line. Free please

Is it only Democratic Senators who are on the floor?

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Response to bdamomma (Reply #11)

Sun Oct 25, 2020, 09:42 PM

14. audio feed is free, think its only Dems

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Response to yaesu (Reply #14)

Sun Oct 25, 2020, 09:48 PM

15. Thank You

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Response to bdamomma (Reply #15)

Sun Oct 25, 2020, 09:55 PM

16. you're welcome. nt

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Response to yaesu (Reply #14)

Sun Oct 25, 2020, 10:04 PM

17. Listening in Australia

Isn't technology marvelous? 8-)

Thanks for the link.

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Response to Aussie105 (Reply #17)

Sun Oct 25, 2020, 10:21 PM

20. you're welcome 👍. nt

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Oct 25, 2020, 09:37 PM

13. This has been going on for hours, I'm surprised this isn't a bigger story. Thanks for bringing it up

Apparently Chris Murphy (CT) and Brian Schatz (HI) are the "whips" and organizers.

Amy Klobuchar is up now, at 10:40 Eastern, she looks tired but is 110% on the ball!!!

C'mon Democrats, let's keep this going.

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Response to George II (Reply #13)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 05:05 PM

44. That's the sad reality of it - that it isn't a bigger story

It's nice that they're doing this, but it has little effect when 95% of citizens aren't even aware of it. One of the biggest faults of our media (the non-Fox non right wing media) is that it tends to focus on only a few stories at a time and repetitively cover them. Like CNN talking about nothing other than a missing plane for 9 days.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Oct 25, 2020, 10:08 PM

18. Live video/audio stream here:

https://www.c-span.org/video/?477226-1/senate-limits-debate-30-hours-judge-barrett-confirmation-final-vote-expected-monday-evening&live

Live & free.

Elizabeth Warren on now. 8:15 pm Washington time.

If nothing else, Dem senators are having the opportunity to voice their disgust with the Republicans!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Oct 25, 2020, 10:15 PM

19. I fully support what they are doing

I just can't bear to watch this.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Oct 25, 2020, 10:25 PM

21. K & R.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Oct 25, 2020, 10:31 PM

23. ❤️ ✿❧🌿❧✿ ❤️

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Oct 25, 2020, 10:39 PM

26. My Thanks

Thank you, guys..................I really appreciate what you're doing - please keep fighting for all of us.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Oct 25, 2020, 10:40 PM

27. Damned right. Filibuster until the election comes and goes, and on.

They want the goddamned filibuster, then fine, ram it down their throats.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Oct 25, 2020, 11:04 PM

30. ⭐️⭐️⭐️K&R ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 12:05 AM

32. Senator Van Hollen on now.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 12:25 AM

35. Rts.. So proud to be a member of the

Democratic Party.. and So is Joe Biden!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 04:08 AM

36. Senator Murphy doing great

Telling the story of how McConnell has pushed the limits of maximum power such that the Senate is broken, if not completely destroyed. The Republicans are pushing their deeply unpopular agenda, that they can't get done in the legislature, to create a very activist supreme court to carry out that agenda. Consequences for the country, for democracy are very dangerous if policy control moves to the SUpreme Court.

Senator Kaine up now 5 am EDT. Reading names of some who died of COVID-19.

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Response to WyLoochka (Reply #36)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 01:18 PM

39. It's been in ruins for years.

My niece was a Senate Page; she hated every GOP Senator with a passion.

She loved Al Franken.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 09:30 AM

37. Do what Mitch would do

Seize the Senate, elect a new leader and just announce it. Mitch doesn't see vacancies (Merrick Garland). We don't see them either, is that gonna stop us?

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 02:38 PM

41. K&R

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 02:51 PM

42. Thank you Senators!

Truly, sincerely... from the bottom of my heart

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 07:09 PM

45. It is a nice sentiment.

It won't change a thing, however.

It is long past time to bring all powers we have to this fight.

If we do not, please become comfortable with the idea of republican control for the foreseeable future - and specifically, without republican majorities at the local, state or federal level.

We win the elections, they retain the power. Not a pleasant thought, not for me at least.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 08:00 PM

47. Chuck needs to give a locker room talk to the team about from this day forward....

no more playing nice-nice with the fuckers across the isle.

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Response to Hotler (Reply #47)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 08:40 PM

48. Amen!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 08:49 PM

49. I'm hoping that Senate Democrats are pissed off enough to do something

I'm tired of them being so collegial when it's not reciprocated. It's time to fight fire with fire.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 08:51 PM

50. K&R

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