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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“It's Time to Defeat Terrorism ”

Since: May 11

NYC

#29 Nov 21, 2013
The crying-baby loser Mitch McConnell as the leader of the GOP RINOs spineless senators proved his inaptness and delusion as he was left worthless effect in the US Senate after the tricky cancellation of the filibuster. The spineless coward John McCain was the best friend of the liberal Senators and the Obama media as he wickedly rose time and again like a liberal minded traitor to attack his GOP conservatives when they stood up for the American people. GOP RINOs proved that they bunch of worthless senators who go along with Obama on each and every issue that put the American people on the end of the stick because they love to appease the NY Times ugly reporters that protect them as friends of Obama. It is time for liberal light GOP RINOs led by Mitch McConnell and John McCain to go home where they belong as bunch of pathetic losers who do not deserve the trust of the conservative voters.
Eric Gustafson

Newport News, VA

#30 Nov 21, 2013
I fail to see the correlations with the Republicans taking up for substandard policies issued by Insurance Companies that are responsible for driving millions of American Families into bankruptcy and standing up for Consumer protections from Insurance industry abuses.

American consumers aren't going to sit by and watch the unraveling of those rights and protections from the Insurance Companies, or see their children thrown off of their policies for some political ideology.

We get what the Republicans are attempting to sell the American electorate in terms of allowing the Insurers to function without any standard and or regulations to fleece consumers as they have been for the past 35 years. We've seen proposals come out of the Republican House promoting those very policies as a permanent fixture of the insurance industry that cover nothing and leave families on the edge of financial ruin after some medical procedure is necessary. Republicans standing for junk policies can not be standing up for American Families.
enough Obama period wrote:
<quoted text>
Try to keep up with reality scooter. There was never a bigger deal and better deal for the insurance companies than Obamacare. They have been guaranteed new customers, millions of new customers. And if they don't get the customers they were promised by Obama...they get a bail out too!!! Keep up and try to stay currant on the facts, it will help you look like you might have a point now and then.
And there is really little doubt that after Bush the Democrats had it made. Unfortunately Obama screwed the pooch and Democrats will be lucky to keep any seats in the Senate and who the hell would even chance it with another one in the White House after the crooked liars we are suffering with now? Bring on the mid-terms!!!!!
Eric Gustafson

Newport News, VA

#31 Nov 21, 2013
American Lady wrote:
<quoted text>
What about cloture THEN?
Let's just do away with rules in government ...
Oh ... 0 already HAS ...
TRAMPLED ALL OVER the Constitution
~-~
The cloture vote has nothing or absolutely not mention in the U.S Constitution...... it's a rule devised by the Senate and can be equally changed or disabled by the Senate.

Cloture vote is a parliamentary procedure and nothing more.
Cat74

Elgin, IL

#32 Nov 21, 2013
No, filibuster is not in the Constitution. I was illustrating that along with changing the filibuster they also violate the Constitution every day. You are so afraid you might learn something you change the words to suit yourselves. It doesn't matter, because Obama's term will only last a couple more years, no 3rd term for the Kenyan kid. And since much of what he has done is by Presidential fiat it can be undone as quickly. Would you like crayon picture?
Eric Gustafson

Newport News, VA

#33 Nov 21, 2013
Is this a case of your dyslexia?

Obama if at 35% is still 7 times more favorable than the Republicans in Congress who are celebrating 7% favorably in America.

Still, 4 of 5 Americans hates and disassociates themselves with Republican politics and vision for America.
The Democrats Jackass wrote:
<quoted text>Democrats are trash. Listen to you, Mr Trash Talk.
You are nothing now. 35% and falling.
Say goodnight.
Nobody is listening to you.
Obama is disgraced and 86% of democrat politicians are breaking off from the inept liar known as OBAMA.
Good luck with your trash talk.
Now.
Go Away.
Nobody is listening to democrats anymore.
Bye Bye now.
Cat74

Elgin, IL

#34 Nov 21, 2013
Obama's approval rating is at the same percentage point as President Bush's was at the same time of his 2nd term. Obama's second term is doomed. Republicans will hang Obamascam around his neck, and discuss it every day until January 20, 2017 when the Republican President is sworn in as the 45th President of the U S. Hillary is running behind 3 of the probable Republican candidates for 2016. Can you say Benghazi!! Happy days are here again!!!

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#35 Nov 21, 2013
see the light wrote:
Let the crooks do it, because it'll come back and bite them in the azz. Back in 2007 Democrats filibustered 10 nomines of George Bush. Just shows how desperate this left wing nuts are. They always change the rules when it effects them. Can anyone name one honest Dem.?
So when the GOPasaurs eventually get control of the Senate again (maybe in 20 or 30 years), will they stick to their "principles" and reinstate the filibuster rule? Or will they be typical hypocrites and cry "the Democrats did it"?

Let's see just how committed the GOPasaurs really are to their "principles".

So far not a single GOPasaur Senator who's been interviewed has committed to reinstating the filibuster.

“Moderately yours....”

Since: Aug 12

Buffalo, NY

#36 Nov 21, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
Too bad they're not going to include SCOTUS nominations in that simply majority vote rule.
Elections have consequences, and the President- REGARDLESS OF PARTY- should get a simple up or down vote to confirm or deny their appointments/nominees.
I will agree with you on the proposition the President should be certain that any mominee he or she sends up to the Senate be given an up or down vote.
The fillibuster for legislation should stay in place because the constitution safegaurds the political rights of the minority opinion

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#37 Nov 21, 2013
enough Obama period wrote:
<quoted text>
Try to keep up with reality scooter. There was never a bigger deal and better deal for the insurance companies than Obamacare. They have been guaranteed new customers, millions of new customers. And if they don't get the customers they were promised by Obama...they get a bail out too!!! Keep up and try to stay currant on the facts, it will help you look like you might have a point now and then.
And there is really little doubt that after Bush the Democrats had it made. Unfortunately Obama screwed the pooch and Democrats will be lucky to keep any seats in the Senate and who the hell would even chance it with another one in the White House after the crooked liars we are suffering with now? Bring on the mid-terms!!!!!
Your magic 8 ball predicted the same for '12.

How'd that turn out for you?

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#38 Nov 21, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
No, filibuster is not in the Constitution. I was illustrating that along with changing the filibuster they also violate the Constitution every day. You are so afraid you might learn something you change the words to suit yourselves. It doesn't matter, because Obama's term will only last a couple more years, no 3rd term for the Kenyan kid. And since much of what he has done is by Presidential fiat it can be undone as quickly. Would you like crayon picture?
I seriously doubt President Hillary will overturn much of what President Obama has accomplished.

Btw, if President Obama has violated the constitution so much as you repeatedly claim, then why hasn't the GOPasaur control House brought impeachment proceedings??

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#39 Nov 21, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
Obama's approval rating is at the same percentage point as President Bush's was at the same time of his 2nd term. Obama's second term is doomed. Republicans will hang Obamascam around his neck, and discuss it every day until January 20, 2017 when the Republican President is sworn in as the 45th President of the U S. Hillary is running behind 3 of the probable Republican candidates for 2016. Can you say Benghazi!! Happy days are here again!!!
Except of course for the fact that every poll shows Hillary LEADING every likely GOPasaur candidate for '16, including Christie, Rubio, Perry, Ryan, Cruz, Santorum, etc, etc, etc.
socalgawfer

Trabuco Canyon, CA

#40 Nov 21, 2013
James Madison
"The very definition of tyranny is when all powers are gathered under one place."
Funny how the guys that wrote the Constitution understood and were concerned about what passes for politics these days.
Both sides are guilty BTW, the Dems just pulled this one off

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#41 Nov 21, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
No, filibuster is not in the Constitution. I was illustrating that along with changing the filibuster they also violate the Constitution every day. You are so afraid you might learn something you change the words to suit yourselves. It doesn't matter, because Obama's term will only last a couple more years, no 3rd term for the Kenyan kid. And since much of what he has done is by Presidential fiat it can be undone as quickly. Would you like crayon picture?
You were caught with your hand in the cuckoo jar. I understand your embarrassment, but your senseless "defense" only makes you look more vacuous.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#44 Nov 21, 2013
The Democrats Jackass wrote:
Since the GOP is going to win almost every election from here on in, let the dummies change it.
It will be to the inept gullible democrats detriment anyway in the end.
Obama sure hangs around with a bunch of stupid people.
He denies ever meeting you.
socalgawfer

Trabuco Canyon, CA

#45 Nov 21, 2013


Obama against getting rid of filibuster

Reid also
socalgawfer

Trabuco Canyon, CA

#46 Nov 21, 2013
Sorry forgot link



So, let's face it, the repubs tried the same thing to consolidate their power, now the Dems.

Hypocrites, and useless all

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#47 Nov 21, 2013
The Democrats Jackass wrote:
Since the GOP is going to win almost every election from here on in, let the dummies change it.
It will be to the inept gullible democrats detriment anyway in the end.
Obama sure hangs around with a bunch of stupid people.
Are you using your same magic 8 ball that predicted the GOPasaurs would win the Senate & White House in '12?

Ask again later...

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#52 Nov 21, 2013
The Democrats Jackass wrote:
<quoted text>Cry and moan all you want, but Obama is ruined. Period.
I'm too busy laughing at you to cry and moan.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#53 Nov 21, 2013
socalgawfer wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =1GhSKywjnqcXX
Obama against getting rid of filibuster
Reid also
That's before the GOPasaurs left them with no other option.

On the flip side, when the GOPasaurs get control of the Senate in 20-30 years they'll be able to reinstate the filibuster rule so they can keep with their principles.

“Hicksville Hootenanny”

Since: Sep 13

Kornfield Kounty

#54 Nov 21, 2013
Billy Ringo wrote:
BOOM !!!!!!!!!!
It's over - Senate passes new rules !!!!!!!!!
Sucks to be a teahadist. hahahahahahahaha

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