Senate Democrats threaten to change f...

Senate Democrats threaten to change filibuster rules on a party-line vote

There are 252 comments on the Washington Post story from Nov 21, 2013, titled Senate Democrats threaten to change filibuster rules on a party-line vote. In it, Washington Post reports that:

Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks to the media on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013.

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“Baby Obama”

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#291 Dec 3, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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The Senate can't change the constitution.
The constitution requires a 2/3rd vote to impeach.
You are a moron.
Haven't you heard phuckhead........

THE RULES DON'T MATTER ANYMORE.

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#292 Dec 3, 2013
Space Cowboy wrote:
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Haven't you heard phuckhead........
THE RULES DON'T MATTER ANYMORE.
Yes, they do. Senate Democrats didn't break one rule.

“Baby Obama”

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#293 Dec 3, 2013
The_Box wrote:
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Yes, they do. Senate Democrats didn't break one rule.
I didn't say break the rules.

I said change the rules.

Rules don't matter, right?

A Republican Senate can change the rules to punish Progressives.

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#294 Dec 3, 2013
Space Cowboy wrote:
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I didn't say break the rules.
I said change the rules.
Rules don't matter, right?
If you want to change the rules related to impeachment, it must be done through a Constitutional Convention. That cannot be done with 51 votes.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#295 Dec 3, 2013
Space Cowboy wrote:
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Haven't you heard phuckhead........
THE RULES DON'T MATTER ANYMORE.
And there's a difference between changing Senate RULES and the CONSTITUTION!

MORON!

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#296 Dec 3, 2013
Space Cowboy wrote:
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I didn't say break the rules.
I said change the rules.
Rules don't matter, right?
A Republican Senate can change the rules to punish Progressives.
Yes, they can change Senate rules.

But they can't change the constitution.

“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#297 Dec 3, 2013
Space Cowboy wrote:
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That's what you have saying, the Senate can change the rules.
Rules don't apply anymore. What was up is now down, what was solid is now liquid. Anything goes. As long as little Barry gets his way.
It's a shame so many of you approve of all the lies and deception that is going on in this White House. You are all basically co-conspirators.
You are a pitiful bunch.
Spaced Out Cowboy seems to love being spanked with the facts. Senate changed their own Senate rules, which they have every right to do. You can't comprehend that the constitution requires 2/3rds in the Senate to commence impeachment proceedings?

Must suck to be so f'in stupid like you!!!

“Baby Obama”

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#298 Dec 3, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Yes, they can change Senate rules.
But they can't change the constitution.
The Rules don't matter anymore.

So when it happens to you....

NO WHINING.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#299 Dec 3, 2013
Space Cowboy wrote:
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The Rules don't matter anymore.
So when it happens to you....
NO WHINING.
Correct, the RULES can be changed by the majority party.

The CONSTITUION which requires a 2/3rd vote for impeachment CAN'T be changed just by the majority party.

That's how it works.

You obviously still don't understand the difference between Senate RULES and the CONSTITUION.

“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#300 Dec 3, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Correct, the RULES can be changed by the majority party.
The CONSTITUION which requires a 2/3rd vote for impeachment CAN'T be changed just by the majority party.
That's how it works.
You obviously still don't understand the difference between Senate RULES and the CONSTITUION.
Forget that idiot - it can't think reasonably.
Eric Gustafson

Virginia Beach, VA

#301 Dec 4, 2013
the 2/3 Rule on impeachment can only be changed by way of a Constitutional Amendment the Senate can't change those constructs listed in the Constitution.

This is why Canadians and, or Mexicans should not discuss American politics.
Space Cowboy wrote:
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That's what you have saying, the Senate can change the rules.
Rules don't apply anymore. What was up is now down, what was solid is now liquid. Anything goes. As long as little Barry gets his way.
It's a shame so many of you approve of all the lies and deception that is going on in this White House. You are all basically co-conspirators.
You are a pitiful bunch.
Eric Gustafson

Virginia Beach, VA

#302 Dec 4, 2013
Space Cowboy wrote:
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The Rules don't matter anymore.
So when it happens to you....
NO WHINING.
I consider that a true statement. The Rules don't matter to those of you who have no idea or concept how your government works, and or congressional protocol and procedures.

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