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Boy I bet this burns some butts:

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) fierce resistance to reforming the filibuster isn’t fazing Harry Reid, who insists that he will weaken the minority party’s power to obstruct legislative business with Republican support or without it.

“There are discussions going on now, but I want to tell everybody here: I’m happy, I’ve had a number of Republicans come to me and a few Democrats,” the Democratic majority leader told reporters Tuesday afternoon.“We’re going to change the rules. We cannot continue in this way. So I hope we can get something Republicans will work with us on.

“But it won’t be a handshake,” Reid added.“We tried that last time; it didn’t work.”

At the beginning of next Congress, Reid will be able to bypass the two-thirds majority ordinarily required for Senate rule changes and approve them with 51 votes. He hopes to deny the minority at least two existing powers: one to block legislative debate from beginning, and another to filibuster silently without a critical mass of senators in the chamber voicing their opposition. Other rules changes are also under discussion.

And with a 55-45 Democratic majority in January, he’s confident he’ll succeed.
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Hello you monkey flucker ;)
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Hey Padre, you still takin' it up the back door?
Maybe you'd prefer it crammed down your throat?
Either way, open Wide!
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Dec 5, 2012
 
Look what Padre has done to that poor little monkey he not only tied the poor little thing up he broke it's tail for easy access ;)
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Dec 5, 2012
 
Shame on you Padre you nasty democrat.

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DownLo wrote:
Hey Padre, you still takin' it up the back door?
Maybe you'd prefer it crammed down your throat?
Either way, open Wide!
Ah, my little monkey puppet fans. Still unable to respond with a modicum of knowledge or respect. All they can do is obsess about bestiality and homosexual fantasies. Forgive them , topix users. They ware abused and abandoned by a mixed race pappy, thus their hateful biting and gnashing of teeth. It's all they ever think about. They can't even make a decent political argument , just throw out what their their third grade minds comprehend as insults. Forgive them, they know not what they do.

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Baa Ha ha. Mitch the bitch stuck his foot in his mouth this morning.

A move to embarrass Democrats backfired on Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell Thursday as the Kentucky Republican proposed a vote on raising the nation's debt ceiling -- then filibustered it when the Democrats tried to take him up on the offer.

On Thursday morning McConnell had made a motion for the vote on legislation that would let the president extend the country's borrowing limit on his own. Congress would then have the option to disapprove such hikes, in a fashion similar to one that McConnell first suggested during last year's standoff over the debt ceiling.

The minority leader apparently did not think Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) would take him up on his offer, which would have allowed McConnell to portray President Barack Obama's desire for such authority as something even Democrats opposed.

Reid objected at first, but told McConnell he thought it might be a good idea. After Senate staff reviewed the proposal, Reid came back to the floor and proposed a straight up-or-down vote on the idea.

McConnell was forced to say no.
What we're talking about here is a perpetual debt ceiling grant, in effect, to the president, " McConnell said. "Matters of this level of controversy always require 60 votes."

Sixty votes are required to end a filibuster during debate on a bill and hold a vote.

Democrats immediately seized on McConnell's reversal, noting it was the sort of obstruction that they think warrants changes to the rules on filibusters.

"What we have here is a case of the Republicans here in the Senate once again not taking yes for an answer," Reid said. "This morning the Republican leader asked consent to have a vote on his proposal. Just now I told everyone we're willing to have that vote, an up-or-down vote, and now the Republican leader objects to his own idea, so I guess we have a filibuser of his own bill."

Democrats piled on.

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) told reporters that McConnell thought he'd thrown Democrats for a loop. "It was a little too clever by half," Schumer said, adding that it "would have been a great moment."

"Sen. McConnell's usually astute political radar was a bit off today," Schumer said.

"This may be a moment in Senate history when a senator made a proposal and, when given an opportunity for a vote on that proposal, filibustered his own proposal," said Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.). "I think we have reached a new spot in the history of the Senate we've never seen before."

"I don't know how the Republicans can say they're not abusing the filibuster after what we saw on the floor today," Durbin told reporters. "It's somewhat comic, but sad as well, that we've reached the point where Sen. McConnell will not even accept a majority vote on his own measure."

Democrats did, however, take up a previous offer by McConnell on a vote that he seemed to think would fail, which he then declined to filibuster. In July the Senate voted to extend the Bush-era tax cuts for 98 percent of earners, but not for the richest 2 percent.

The passage of the bill has put significant pressure on Republicans in the House, who are opposed to letting any of the tax cuts expire.

McConnell: oh my god i'm obstructing myself SO FU&^ING HARD right now!!

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He has the strangest Boehner right now
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padre burattini scimmia wrote:
Baa Ha ha. Mitch the bitch stuck his foot in his mouth this morning.
A move to embarrass Democrats backfired on Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell Thursday as the Kentucky Republican proposed a vote on raising the nation's debt ceiling -- then filibustered it when the Democrats tried to take him up on the offer.
On Thursday morning McConnell had made a motion for the vote on legislation that would let the president extend the country's borrowing limit on his own. Congress would then have the option to disapprove such hikes, in a fashion similar to one that McConnell first suggested during last year's standoff over the debt ceiling.
The minority leader apparently did not think Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) would take him up on his offer, which would have allowed McConnell to portray President Barack Obama's desire for such authority as something even Democrats opposed.
Reid objected at first, but told McConnell he thought it might be a good idea. After Senate staff reviewed the proposal, Reid came back to the floor and proposed a straight up-or-down vote on the idea.
McConnell was forced to say no.
What we're talking about here is a perpetual debt ceiling grant, in effect, to the president, " McConnell said. "Matters of this level of controversy always require 60 votes."
Sixty votes are required to end a filibuster during debate on a bill and hold a vote.
Democrats immediately seized on McConnell's reversal, noting it was the sort of obstruction that they think warrants changes to the rules on filibusters.
"What we have here is a case of the Republicans here in the Senate once again not taking yes for an answer," Reid said. "This morning the Republican leader asked consent to have a vote on his proposal. Just now I told everyone we're willing to have that vote, an up-or-down vote, and now the Republican leader objects to his own idea, so I guess we have a filibuser of his own bill."
Democrats piled on.
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) told reporters that McConnell thought he'd thrown Democrats for a loop. "It was a little too clever by half," Schumer said, adding that it "would have been a great moment."
"Sen. McConnell's usually astute political radar was a bit off today," Schumer said.
"This may be a moment in Senate history when a senator made a proposal and, when given an opportunity for a vote on that proposal, filibustered his own proposal," said Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.). "I think we have reached a new spot in the history of the Senate we've never seen before."
"I don't know how the Republicans can say they're not abusing the filibuster after what we saw on the floor today," Durbin told reporters. "It's somewhat comic, but sad as well, that we've reached the point where Sen. McConnell will not even accept a majority vote on his own measure."
Democrats did, however, take up a previous offer by McConnell on a vote that he seemed to think would fail, which he then declined to filibuster. In July the Senate voted to extend the Bush-era tax cuts for 98 percent of earners, but not for the richest 2 percent.
The passage of the bill has put significant pressure on Republicans in the House, who are opposed to letting any of the tax cuts expire.
McConnell: oh my god i'm obstructing myself SO FU&^ING HARD right now!!
I bet you are so mad right now you will dry fluck that poor little monkey tonight poor thing looks half dead.

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Padre wrote:
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I bet you are so mad right now you will dry fluck that poor little monkey tonight poor thing looks half dead.
Monkey puppet,It looks just like you. If you don't have the intelligence to comment on the topic, why bother. The only one getting rumppumped tonight is you and your log cabin buddy. I'll be keeping your wife and mom company as usual.
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Sorry i said all that bs thru the eleclection. Them gays an rumpumpers have supported me and i talked about them so bad. It really bother me when mitt got billy graham to renige on his Christianity. I know it was frnkylin. The teaparty made me a ahole, it was in my genes when my daddy was a kkk. I thought all the white people would flock to them but they acted so negative toward the citizens people refuse their nonsense. I just hope hilliary becomes our next president we need a good woman. I know i need one over here in burnsville.
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http://www.thesmokinggun.com/buster/west-virg...

Poor old hag can't stay of of trouble.
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Dec 8, 2012
 
Padre Padre we have been thinking if your mom would wash her ass it might quit stinking.
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Ah, the twists and turns the GOP will make in order to protect the interests of the 2%. McConnell is up for re-election in 2014. We can only hope his botoxed face gets sent to the retirement home.

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