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GOP Promises "Severe" Backlash if Reid Nukes Filibuster Rules

lois01 Wrote: Nov 26, 2012 12:57 PM
We don't need it to be eliminated. We just need it to be returned to the "filibuster", not the fake version where you just pretend to filibuster and everyone goes home for the day.
John in Gwinnett,Ga Wrote: Nov 26, 2012 5:59 PM
I challenge Lois to say who changed the current filibuster rules and why they were changed. This should be interesting.
skywalker58 Wrote: Nov 26, 2012 1:37 PM
I actually have no problem changing the filibuster rule to return to actually having to talk non-stop and not have the pretend filibusters. It would provide Republicans the opportunity to talk ad-nausium about why the bill being filibustered would cause harm to the Republic. They could talk about the benefits of Conservatism and how Liberalism has destroyed our society and how it has failed everywhere else. They could talk about all the corruption of the current administration (Fast and Furious, Benghazi, broken promises, lies, etc. and the bias of the media and how they have covered up all the failures of the Obama Administration. The best thing is that it would all go into the Congressional Record.
TaxFree1031 Wrote: Nov 26, 2012 12:59 PM
Au contraire, madam. You do need to be eliminated from this discussion.

As if Congress needed any more obstacles to resolving the fiscal cliff (and the expiring continuing resolution, and the looming debt limit), a brewing fight over filibuster rules in the Senate threatens to obliterate the upper chamber's traditional comity that has greased the skids of compromise for generations.  We've been covering this particular controversy over recent weeks -- and dating back years, really -- so feel free to brush up on what's at stake and why both sides are digging in their heels.  Cliffs Notes version:  Harry Reid is an obtuse and tyrannical majority leader, whose strong-arm...