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Will Playing Nice Pay Off for GOP in Filibuster Fight?

There are 84 comments on the Roll Call story from Dec 2, 2012, titled Will Playing Nice Pay Off for GOP in Filibuster Fight?. In it, Roll Call reports that:

McCain, ranking Republican on the Armed Services Committee, said Nov. 29 that he and Chairman Carl Levin made a conscious decision to prove to others that the Senate can still function without cutting off some avenues for filibusters in January.

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“Forever Is Promised To No One”

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#67 Dec 4, 2012
Makes sense wrote:
Sorry, LOSER, 3,000,000 votes is not barely winning. He clobber Rmoney in the electoral votes as well.
1% is a clobber. What a delutional twit your are.

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#68 Dec 4, 2012
McGruff wrote:
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no mandate when you barley win. House republicans also WON. Many with much larger margins than the FOOL obammy
With Obama's approval already dropping, buyers remorse is setting in already.
nobama

Los Angeles, CA

#69 Dec 4, 2012
yup wrote:
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Just the usual issue – an obstructionist repug-controlled house of reps. who didn't get the message from the voters last month. But worry not – they’ll get the message in 2014.
So, where is his mandate? If he has a mandate, he dont need the Repubs. You miss spelled repub by the way.

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#70 Dec 4, 2012
au contraire wrote:
<quoted text>With Obama's approval already dropping, buyers remorse is setting in already.
You know, it is actually more than 4 years, as his inauguration isn't till January.....
nobama

Los Angeles, CA

#71 Dec 4, 2012
Makes sense wrote:
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Whatever he said and did, America LOVED it. He was RE-elected and has a mandate.
You guys are so cute. "He has a mandate" "Won by a landslide"
You all know you are gettin screwed with everyone else. What a mistake you made.
Keep trying, we love to see you running scared.
nobama

Los Angeles, CA

#72 Dec 4, 2012
au contraire wrote:
<quoted text>1% is a clobber. What a delutional twit your are.
Makes no sence is a twit,and all the other cute little names he uses.
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#74 Dec 4, 2012
Makes sense wrote:
.... He clobber Rmoney in the electoral votes as well.
He da man.
McGruff

Elizabethtown, KY

#75 Dec 4, 2012
au contraire wrote:
<quoted text>With Obama's approval already dropping, buyers remorse is setting in already.
it's going to get worse
joey

Maringouin, LA

#76 Dec 4, 2012
au contraire wrote:
<quoted text>Well if Obama is such a great leader, speaker and negotiator, he should put the whole negotiations on TV for all to see. You know make his liberal children proud. Remember, they work for us. What's all this back room hooey. Obama said he would be the most transparent ever. Let’s let him prove it.
transparency was another lie obama told!the whitehouse tells the want to believe public this but hides all important issues?show us the embassey tapes obama?show us where you need to by pass congress with your using of executive privilige?we can save much money from getting rid of congress?who needs congress if obama can bypass them to get what he wants?being open to the public is a joke for the main stream media isnt reporting for the public but has become another press outlet for the whitehouse!press like the N.Y.times should be put in every bathroom in america!the msm doesent give a damn about telling the public all news but distorts and fails to report anything negative about obama?

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#77 Dec 5, 2012
Makes sense wrote:
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Whatever he said and did, America LOVED it. He was RE-elected and has a mandate.
Because 1% of America voted the clown back in won't change the outcome. You will enjoy the chemical weapons that will be used in Syria soon. We supplied them you know, AKA Benghazi. Stevens was there to tell the CIA to stop.

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#78 Dec 5, 2012
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>You know, it is actually more than 4 years, as his inauguration isn't till January.....
Pretty sad huh, that his approval is dropping before he is sworn in again. He will set us up nicely for 2014.

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#79 Dec 5, 2012
au contraire wrote:
<quoted text>Pretty sad huh, that his approval is dropping before he is sworn in again. He will set us up nicely for 2014.
He will still never reach the depths of the House republican's approval ratings....or disapproval...

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#80 Dec 5, 2012
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>He will still never reach the depths of the House republican's approval ratings....or disapproval...
What about Obama's constant lies. He said exactly what the Speaker proposed in 2011, but now calles it stupid.

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McGruff

Hodgenville, KY

#81 Dec 5, 2012
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>He will still never reach the depths of the House republican's approval ratings....or disapproval...
that includes house and senate democrats. Funny how you leave that out.
Don Joe

Minneapolis, MN

#82 Dec 5, 2012
RustyS wrote:
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If they can't get past Harry Reid, they can't bring anything to the floor for a vote and they don't have a majority vote, how is it they control the Senate? Perhaps leading from behind is catching on!
Easy, having been in control, and having changed the laws so the rich get everything, they simply don't want anything to change. The laws let the rich plunder the nation and they don't want anything to change that. So all they have to do is filibuster every bill. They have been doing that successfully for years. The only way to fix the economy is to have Reid eliminate the filibuster. Giving the GOP the right to continue destroying out nation might be what Harry does, cause he is a republican at heart.

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#83 Dec 5, 2012
McGruff wrote:
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that includes house and senate democrats. Funny how you leave that out.
Ignoring the people's distrust of House republicans, does'nt further your cause.....it's not a competition....
McGruff

Hodgenville, KY

#84 Dec 5, 2012
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>Ignoring the people's distrust of House republicans, does'nt further your cause.....it's not a competition....
it's not just republicans. It's democrats as well. The senate isn't any better. Neither is Reid or Pelosi. You intentionally lie

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#85 Dec 5, 2012
Don Joe wrote:
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Easy, having been in control, and having changed the laws so the rich get everything, they simply don't want anything to change. The laws let the rich plunder the nation and they don't want anything to change that. So all they have to do is filibuster every bill. They have been doing that successfully for years. The only way to fix the economy is to have Reid eliminate the filibuster. Giving the GOP the right to continue destroying out nation might be what Harry does, cause he is a republican at heart.
Since Obama is the President and in control, why isn't it he that is driving us over the cliff. Why would you only blame one third of our government when you control two thirds. Oh I see, ducking responsibility again so you can blame republicans for your dereliction of duty.
Don Joe

Minneapolis, MN

#86 Dec 5, 2012
au contraire wrote:
<quoted text>Since Obama is the President and in control, why isn't it he that is driving us over the cliff. Why would you only blame one third of our government when you control two thirds. Oh I see, ducking responsibility again so you can blame republicans for your dereliction of duty.
What in the world are you talking about? What 1/3 or 2/3 or who is in control?

bush drove the economy over a cliff, and we have been stuck ever since. Obama is president and should have called the tow truck to get the economy going in spite of the obstructionist republicans in the house of representatives.

From my point of view, the GOP has already installed whacked out sicko judges throughout the judicial system. While there might be reasonable judges, the USSC is the final arbiter and they are extremely partisan. They will rule for the GOP no matter what the law or the constitution says.

So the GOP gets 1/3 for owning the judicial. The democrats get 1/3 for owning the executive. They don't have to appoint numerous republicans to sabotage their efforts, but they do, so it is very weak control. As to the legislative, the dems control the senate, the repubs control the house. The dems could void the filibuster so they could get something done in the senate, but that is doubtful since they cave on every issue. The GOP in the house is not likely to advance any bills which will help the economy.

So, it's pretty much a tie. However, there is not that much difference between the two parties. Both are solidly controlled by big money, and neither will pass anything that doesn't support the corporations and the very very rich.
Don Joe

Minneapolis, MN

#87 Dec 5, 2012
McGruff wrote:
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it's not just republicans. It's democrats as well. The senate isn't any better. Neither is Reid or Pelosi. You intentionally lie
Yes, the democrats are not doing so well. That doesn't make the republicans any better. The republicans are awful all on their own.

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