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Offline pjohns

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The end of the filibuster
« on: November 21, 2013, 07:53:00 PM »
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has now pushed trough a rule, on a near-party line vote (52-48) that would effectively end the filibuster for all judicial appointments, save for SCOTUS appointments.

In this regard, the following words are worth consideration: 

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The Websters dictionary defines “gimmick” as - - “an ingenious new scheme or angle.” No Mr. President, the filibuster is not a scheme. And it is not new. The filibuster is far from a “procedural gimmick.” It is part of the fabric of this institution. It was well known in colonial legislatures, and it is an integral part of our country’s 217 years of history.

The first filibuster in the U.S. Congress happened in 1790. It was used by lawmakers from Virginia and South Carolina who were trying to prevent Philadelphia from hosting the first Congress.

Since 1790, the filibuster has been employed hundreds and hundreds of times. Senators have used it to stand up to popular presidents. To block legislation. And yes – even to stall executive nominees.

The roots of the filibuster can be found in the Constitution and in the Senate rules. ...

In crafting the rules of the Senate, Senators established the right to extended debate - and they formalized it with Rule XXII almost 100 years ago. This rule codified the practice that Senators could debate extensively.

Were these the words of Sen. Mitch McConnell, or some other Republican?

Well, no.

They were the words of Sen. Harry Reid, in 2005.

Apparently, the senator's principles are quite flexible, depending upon which party is in the majority in the Seante at the moment...

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Re: The end of the filibuster
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2013, 07:54:26 PM »
I hate that little weasel Reid... :nometalk:

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Re: The end of the filibuster
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2013, 07:57:43 PM »
More reason to take back the Senate and the Whitehouse so we could an end to this BS. Then when the next Republican President chooses appointees, we can thumb our noses at the Dems, and say you made the rule, live with it.
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Re: The end of the filibuster
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2013, 08:12:27 PM »
More reason to take back the Senate and the Whitehouse so we could an end to this BS. Then when the next Republican President chooses appointees, we can thumb our noses at the Dems, and say you made the rule, live with it.

George Will made that very point today on SR.  Payback is going to be a bitch, and this will indeed come back to haunt the Dhimmies.  The kerfluffle over this will distract the news cycle for 24-36 hours and then the next outrageous Obamacare bomb will explode and this will rapidly fade in the rearview mirror....


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Re: The end of the filibuster
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2013, 08:55:21 PM »
There is no intention of there ever being another Republican President. Certainly not a Conservative one. Perhaps not another "truly" elected President at all.

So sad.. so sad.

I am honestly happy I'm not a young man.

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Re: The end of the filibuster
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2013, 09:36:14 PM »
There is no intention of there ever being another Republican President. Certainly not a Conservative one.

Certainly, Barack Obama--through his immensely effective community-organizer skills--was able to expand the voting base in a way that advantaged the Democrat; but it is very unlikely, in my opinion, that this will be replicated by future Democratic candidates...

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Re: The end of the filibuster
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2013, 10:07:05 PM »
Certainly, Barack Obama--through his immensely effective community-organizer skills--was able to expand the voting base in a way that advantaged the Democrat; but it is very unlikely, in my opinion, that this will be replicated by future Democratic candidates...

"his immensely effective community-organizer skills" is Obamacare.  Even it's intentionally horrendous cluster****** roll-out is not being stopped. It's a win - win, and the Fundamental Transformation slithers along.

They did it once and they'll do anything, ANYTHING, to do it again. Up to and including martyrdom.

America has sold it's soul. Those that didn't sell it outright, are being co-opted at an alarming rate.

There is only one path to redemption for America. But we no longer Trust In God. Nope… In Government We Trust.


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