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15 hours ago.
by normanlake
rshill7
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Letters To Ed :-)

"We've been duped by the Republicans. Kentucky Sen. and minority leader Mitch McConnell in a news conference one day after the election, stated that the single and sole goal of the GOP over the next two years is: to make Barack Obama a single term president. What an arrogant and obnoxious goal and statement. There agenda before the election was to get votes by promising that there first goals were jobs, the economy and health care reform. It seems their goal is to grab power, not to do things for the people that are in need of jobs and or unemployment pay, health care for those that don't have it, and the people losing their homes. This is the same party that wanted the auto plants and their suppliers to go out of business. We are just coming back from what they did to this country, and now we have them back to do the same things to our country again. What a mess the next two years is going to bring to this country. Talk about partisanship." Carl D. Leow Rogers Cit

 
 

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Freeman

You have absolutely no clue what this rule change means. You have absolutely no clue what can of worms this precedent opens.

You are woo-whooing a "victory" that includes your own destruction. I cannot conceive of a more ridiculous celebration.

But you keep on celebrating.

Posted 367 days ago.

But I do see your naïve view of the Real World and see you are sheltered from logic, common sense, and facts.

Posted 367 days ago.

"You have absolutely no clue what I do for a living"

Nor do you know what I do.

Posted 367 days ago.

"it is just as urgent for my Republican colleagues to end the abuse of the rules which allow extended debate that were intended on rules that were intended to be invoked rarely. "

As we see by your childish tantrums here today, Fact-free, you cannot make children act like adults.

Posted 367 days ago.

Freeman

Facts...according to the ill educated spark plug salesman.

Talk about fact free. You have absolutely no clue what I do for a living, how many people I employ or where I even live. You're a consummate babbler and a mumbler.

Posted 367 days ago.

Freeman

"...ust as I've implored my Democratic colleagues to consider the implications of a nuclear option that would establish the precedent that a majority can change the rules at will, it is just as urgent for my Republican colleagues to end the abuse of the rules which allow extended debate that were intended on rules that were intended to be invoked rarely. Some of my Democratic colleagues may rightfully ask, "If a Democratic majority cannot initially muster a supermajority to end filibusters or change the rules, then what can the majority do?"..."

Posted 367 days ago.

Freeman

"..Facts - and you never have any..."

"..Nor can I ignore the fact that Democrats have used the filibuster on many occasions to advance or protect policies that we believe in. When Republicans controlled the White House, the Senate and the House of Representatives from 2003-2006, it was a Democratic minority in the Senate that blocked a series of bills that would have severely restricted the reproductive rights of women. It was a Democratic minority in the Senate that beat back efforts to limit Americans' rights to seek justice in our courts when they're harmed by corporate or medical wrongdoing. It was a Democratic minority in the Senate that stopped the nominations of some to the federal courts who we believed would not provide fair and unbiased judgment. Without the protections afforded the Senate minority, total repeal of the estate tax would have passed the Senate in 2006..."

Posted 367 days ago.

Again, The Living Room World is different than the Real World. Someday you might emerge, but not today.

Posted 367 days ago.

Fact-free, you're the only one here crying every day. The same whines every day.

Posted 367 days ago.

Good for Senator Levin. One thing I like about the Dems is they aren't necessarily in goosestep like the GOP. Dissention is allowed and even encouraged.

Posted 367 days ago.

Freeman

What's the point, jaxy won't read it.

He's happy until a conservative majority leader decides that a vote on the privatization of Social Security needs a simple majority.

Then he'll cry like the pablum lapping baby that he is.

This guy walks through life with blinders on swaying with the liberal breeze and just content for the "now". No thought to the future, doesn't care. Has never expressed one concern about the future of his country.

Kick the can down the road and just pray that the very rule he shows no lament over does not come back to b-slap his ig'nant political a-s-s.

What a loser.

Posted 367 days ago.

Facts - and you never have any.

Posted 367 days ago.

"Because of the 231 Republican filibusters since President Obama took office, roughly one of every eight federal judgeships remain vacant, and as of September 2010, more than 190 presidential nominees were awaiting confirmation (7). This obstructionism has caused a lack of oversight, efficiency, and intellectual resources required for a functioning government to manage America's complex institutions"

Posted 367 days ago.

Zell Miller: "Not even having the decency to give his appointees a straight up-or-down vote is a shabby and scandalous way to treat a president of the United States," says Sen. Miller. "And I'll just tell you that it gives me pause, not to mention some shame, that I find myself a part of the caucus responsible for such conduct."

Posted 367 days ago.

rshill7

So now we will be experiencing what De Tocqueville meant by "The tyranny of the majority".

Posted 367 days ago.

Freeman

"..So why do I not join my Democratic colleagues in supporting the method by which they propose to change the rules? My opposition to the use of the nuclear option to change the rules of the Senate is not a defense of the current abuse of the rules. My opposition to the nuclear option is not new. Republicans threatened in 2005 to use the nuclear option in a dispute over judicial nominees. I strongly opposed their plans, just as Senator Kennedy did, Senator Biden did, Senator Byrd did, and just about every Senate democrat did, including democrats still in the Senate today..."

Posted 367 days ago.

rshill7

“Experience hath shown, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.” (Thomas Jefferson)

Except this time, it's been a quick operation hasn't it?

“To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.” (Thomas Jefferson)

Posted 367 days ago.

Freeman

Read your own senator's remarks on the subject. (Yeah right).

You'd better pull your head out of your backside jaxspp.

Posted 367 days ago.

Freeman

You have a glaring defect in your understanding of the U.S. Senate.

www DOT levin DOT senate DOT gov/newsroom/speeches/speech/as-delivered-levin-senate-floor-remarks-on-nuclear-option

Read and learn.

Posted 367 days ago.

So be the future, lets untangle Republican obstruction now.

Posted 367 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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