Filibuster fight reignites partisansh...

Filibuster fight reignites partisanship in Senate

There are 52 comments on the The Washington Post story from Nov 27, 2012, titled Filibuster fight reignites partisanship in Senate. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

Ending a post-election detente from heated rhetoric, Senate leaders shredded each other Tuesday in increasingly bitter terms over a Democratic proposal to dramatically overhaul the chamber's long-standing rules for filibusters.

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Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#1 Nov 27, 2012
Is that a pic of Harry Reid? What a wuss old man he is, I bet he couldn't whoop Henry Waxman or Maxine Waters.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#2 Nov 27, 2012
inbred Genius wrote:
Is that a pic of Harry Reid? What a wuss old man he is, I bet he couldn't whoop Henry Waxman or Maxine Waters.
Look at the old turtle (Sen McConnell) right behind him. Both need to retire and turn over leadership of the Senate to the next generation.

au contraire

“Forever Is Promised To No One”

Since: Nov 12

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#3 Nov 27, 2012
There ought to be one day -- just one -- when there is open season on senators.

~ Will Rogers
radiofreeamerica

Tampa, FL

#4 Nov 27, 2012
And who started the fight?Harry Reid and his democrat buddies.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#5 Nov 27, 2012
Neither side will risk getting rid of the filibuster, because they both know they will need it when they're in the minority.
Don Joe

Saint Paul, MN

#6 Nov 27, 2012
You can't get anything done with the GOP filibustering everything. The rules have to change or nothing changes. By demanding the right to stop every law, the GOP wants to control the nation even though they lost the election.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#7 Nov 27, 2012
Don Joe wrote:
You can't get anything done with the GOP filibustering everything. The rules have to change or nothing changes. By demanding the right to stop every law, the GOP wants to control the nation even though they lost the election.
The same applies when the Dems are in the minority, which is why they won't change it.
Ninthman

“Obama Shames the USA”

Since: Apr 09

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#8 Nov 27, 2012
Harry Reid lies so much he had to hire someone to call his dog.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

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#9 Nov 27, 2012
inbred Genius wrote:
Is that a pic of Harry Reid? What a wuss old man he is, I bet he couldn't whoop Henry Waxman or Maxine Waters.
Harry Reid used to be a wrestling coach. He apologizes for getting older.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#10 Nov 28, 2012
Don Joe wrote:
You can't get anything done with the GOP filibustering everything. The rules have to change or nothing changes. By demanding the right to stop every law, the GOP wants to control the nation even though they lost the election.
Obama to congress: I need a bigger candy bag. Obama promised Ms. Vanzant that he would make sure everything was taken care of..........she said yesterday that nothing has been done for her marina. Typical Obama, promise much, do little.
Ninthman

“Obama Shames the USA”

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#11 Nov 28, 2012
If Harry Ried talked about justice for Chris Stevens then maybe we could consider him a man. But he's not a man. He's a democrat.

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#12 Nov 28, 2012
Obama needs Harry to silence the minority. There is no reason to question his spending.

Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#13 Nov 28, 2012
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Harry Reid used to be a wrestling coach. He apologizes for getting older.
let me know when Maxine apologizes for getting uglier....that woman is so ugly, she has to cover her head with a sheet, so sleep can sneak up on her.( that line is from an old Bo Diddly song, in case you didn't recognize it)

Since: May 08

Highland, CA

#14 Nov 28, 2012
people should understand this. There is no such thing as a permanent majority in the US Senate.
People should always ask this. What powers do I want the President to have when a President I dont trust is in Office.
And what rules do I want to be in the Senate when the other side is in power.
Don Joe

Saint Paul, MN

#15 Nov 28, 2012
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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The same applies when the Dems are in the minority, which is why they won't change it.
Except under bush, when they were in the minority, the GOP threatened to end the filibuster if the democrats actually used it. The democrats caved as usual and gave bush everything he wanted. That is why our economy is so bad. When the democrats took the majority, the GOP set new records on how often they could use the filibuster.

It is time to end filibustering. Elections have consequences and the GOP should not be allowed to continue its attacks on the nation.
Don Joe

Saint Paul, MN

#16 Nov 28, 2012
RustyS wrote:
Obama needs Harry to silence the minority. There is no reason to question his spending.
They can say anything they want, but they shouldn't be handed the right to destroy America. We didn't vote for them, we don't want them; why should we have to be bound by their hatred for America?
Don Joe

Saint Paul, MN

#17 Nov 28, 2012
inbred Genius wrote:
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let me know when Maxine apologizes for getting uglier....that woman is so ugly, she has to cover her head with a sheet, so sleep can sneak up on her.( that line is from an old Bo Diddly song, in case you didn't recognize it)
?? She is ugly on purpose. That way she might not get raped by all those republicans trying to legalize rape.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#18 Nov 28, 2012
Don Joe wrote:
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Except under bush, when they were in the minority, the GOP threatened to end the filibuster if the democrats actually used it. The democrats caved as usual and gave bush everything he wanted. That is why our economy is so bad. When the democrats took the majority, the GOP set new records on how often they could use the filibuster.
It is time to end filibustering. Elections have consequences and the GOP should not be allowed to continue its attacks on the nation.
I agree the filibuster SHOULD end, I'm just saying it's unlikely it WILL end. The Dems may not have a spine, but that doesn't mean they don't want the option of growing one in the future when they're eventually in the minority again.
Don Joe

Saint Paul, MN

#19 Nov 28, 2012
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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I agree the filibuster SHOULD end, I'm just saying it's unlikely it WILL end. The Dems may not have a spine, but that doesn't mean they don't want the option of growing one in the future when they're eventually in the minority again.
They don't have that option for the future anyway. If they ever used it, the GOP would end it in a heartbeat.

The question still stands if they will end it. I suspect they will cave to GOP demands just like they do every other time.
iseedeadpeople

Pottstown, PA

#20 Nov 28, 2012
Don Joe wrote:
You can't get anything done with the GOP filibustering everything. The rules have to change or nothing changes. By demanding the right to stop every law, the GOP wants to control the nation even though they lost the election.


So it's those pesky rules or the administration and/or players/politicians fault? The fillibuster laws are there for a reason-checks and balances. And to prevent reactionary legislation that might be regretted later.

Can't win the game so change the rules, that's what's going here.

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