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Re: After Senate Dems go nuclear, GOP fights back with conventional weapons
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2013, 09:41:21 AM »

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Re: After Senate Dems go nuclear, GOP fights back with conventional weapons
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2013, 04:37:31 AM »
"The normal way the Senate has operated for a couple hundred years has been destroyed this year, and to ask that normalcy come about now is just beyond the pale," Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican, said as he delivered the parliamentary blow that forced dozens of nominations to be killed for lack of action.

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Re: After Senate Dems go nuclear, GOP fights back with conventional weapons
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2013, 11:56:20 AM »
Well, hundreds of years isn't quite correct.  Based on the wiki article on the filibuster, the first filibuster occured in 1837, which would make it only about 176 years that the filibuster has been available as an option.

That being said, it was a practice with a spectacularly long vintage; one might suppose that getting rid of the filibuster could have as deleterious an effect as making the senators popularly elected has had.

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Re: After Senate Dems go nuclear, GOP fights back with conventional weapons
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2013, 12:10:34 PM »
That the Senate under Obama is devolving, losing the decorum and tradition should not surprise anybody.

It is just part of the "whatever it takes" method. They knew they might not hold the majority forever, and set out to do as much as they could jamb through.
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Re: After Senate Dems go nuclear, GOP fights back with conventional weapons
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2013, 12:12:07 PM »
Challenge me to a pugilistic display will you, Raphscallion?

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