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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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Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#1 Nov 21, 2013
Now is the perfect time to eliminate the 2 party system. Obama only has 3 years left. If Reid can't get this done, the chances of a third term for Obama are slim.
see the light

El Paso, TX

#2 Nov 21, 2013
Wasn't the rule changed by Democrats last time? What big babies they are, gotta be my way.BOOHOO

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#3 Nov 21, 2013
It's about time.

The filibuster is ridiculous.

It'll apply equally if the GOPasaurs ever get control of the Senate again.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#4 Nov 21, 2013
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.

“Hicksville Hootenanny”

Since: Sep 13

Kornfield Kounty

#5 Nov 21, 2013
And facing the nuclear option, mooch mcconnell wil become more willing to negotiate. LMAO.
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#6 Nov 21, 2013
RustyS wrote:
a third term for Obama
A third term for Obama?

Now that would be exciting!!!!!!!!!!
Ron Paul Republican 2016

Sparks, NV

#7 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.
Elections do have consequences for the Democratic Party on the Obamacare disaster!

“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#8 Nov 21, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
It's about time.
The filibuster is ridiculous.
It'll apply equally if the GOPasaurs ever get control of the Senate again.
Let's hope Reid actually gets this to a vote. It's been a long time coming. This filibuster BS needs to end!
Cat74

Elgin, IL

#9 Nov 21, 2013
Can these people get any more crooked. They will not follow the Constitution. There is a election next year. We need to eliminate these Anti American Creatures. If it was up to them her wouldn't any more elections. That Chicago bunch make Al Capone look like a Boy Scout.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#10 Nov 21, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
Can these people get any more crooked. They will not follow the Constitution. There is a election next year. We need to eliminate these Anti American Creatures. If it was up to them her wouldn't any more elections. That Chicago bunch make Al Capone look like a Boy Scout.
Where is the filibuster mentioned in the constitution?

Pssst, it's not.
Eric Gustafson

Newport News, VA

#13 Nov 21, 2013
see the light wrote:
Wasn't the rule changed by Democrats last time? What big babies they are, gotta be my way.BOOHOO
In the last 230 years, there has been 23 Presidential judicial nominees filibustered. 20 of those 23 came within the last 4 years under President Obama by the current Republicans in the Senate.

That's all the evidence required to show the Republicans conspiring and obstructing against the consciousness of the American electorate.

The Republicans are strategizing to shut down the justice system in America.

The Filibuster is used worse when it comes to Presidential appointees to his administration.

This is part of the sworn oath by Republicans to make sure this President fails and is a one term President.

This is part of the Republican Neo Nazi pledge and, in ushering in anarchy.

Eric Gustafson

Newport News, VA

#16 Nov 21, 2013
Are you now going to attempt to revise history and place the "filibuster" within the text of the U.S Constitution?

The Filibuster is a Senate Rule, exclusive to the U.S Senate and devised by the Senate. The Senate Majority makes the rules for the session.

The only cause for a pause would be if the Republicans were again to win the Majority in the Senate. Looking forward it's unlikely that will happen anytime soon, and it's even doubtful there will be another Republican occupying the White House in the next 30 years after the demise of America under George Bush.
Cat74 wrote:
Can these people get any more crooked. They will not follow the Constitution. There is a election next year. We need to eliminate these Anti American Creatures. If it was up to them her wouldn't any more elections. That Chicago bunch make Al Capone look like a Boy Scout.
Eric Gustafson

Newport News, VA

#18 Nov 21, 2013
Ron Paul Republican 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>
Elections do have consequences for the Democratic Party on the Obamacare disaster!
It's good to see the Republicans over playing technical difficulties of a web site as a disaster for reforming Health Care and, championing a restoration of power to the Insurance Companies.

This gives little doubt in the nation that Republicans are instrumental in protecting American industries and are opposed to protecting typical American consumers from insurance industry abuses.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#20 Nov 21, 2013
see the light wrote:
Wasn't the rule changed by Democrats last time? What big babies they are, gotta be my way.BOOHOO
The rule hasn't changed in 200 years. What a vacuum you are.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#21 Nov 21, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
Can these people get any more crooked. They will not follow the Constitution. There is a election next year. We need to eliminate these Anti American Creatures. If it was up to them her wouldn't any more elections. That Chicago bunch make Al Capone look like a Boy Scout.
Your ignorance continues to break records. There is nothing in the Constitution to provide for a filibuster.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#22 Nov 21, 2013
The Democrats Jackass wrote:
<quoted text>YOU need to end and I think Obama has ended you already.
You were wrong about everything this past few months. EVERYTHING!.
Now. Go away.
Nobody listens to you anymore. 35% and dropping fast.
.
65% dis-approval rating for you and that lying idiot we call Obama.
.
85% of Democrat Congressmen have to back away from Obama and Reid to save their own necks.
.
You are powerless now.
Go away.
Nobody wants you anymore.
How are them paper dolls coming along?
see the light

El Paso, TX

#23 Nov 21, 2013
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.?
see the light

El Paso, TX

#24 Nov 21, 2013
They can change it or anything else. Don't think anyone is gonna forget all the corruption this year. They are just trying to make you forget they are murderers.
enough Obama period

Coffeyville, KS

#27 Nov 21, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
<quoted text>
It's good to see the Republicans over playing technical difficulties of a web site as a disaster for reforming Health Care and, championing a restoration of power to the Insurance Companies.
This gives little doubt in the nation that Republicans are instrumental in protecting American industries and are opposed to protecting typical American consumers from insurance industry abuses.
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!!!!!
Billy Ringo

Bronx, NY

#28 Nov 21, 2013
BOOM !!!!!!!!!!

It's over - Senate passes new rules !!!!!!!!!

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