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by jaxspp
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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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 151 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 151 days ago.

Facts - and you never have any.

Posted 151 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 151 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 151 days ago.

rshill7

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

Posted 151 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 151 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 151 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 151 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 151 days ago.

So be the future, lets untangle Republican obstruction now.

Posted 151 days ago.

You can throw all the girly hissy-fits you want. When Republicans tie up nominations because of completely unrelated phony issues like Benghazi, it is time to take action. Republicans don't want to reason or negotiate or compromise, the only want to obstruct.

Or throw girly hissy-fits.

Posted 151 days ago.

Freeman

Good grief you are a simple minded person.

You now have a precedent that could jeopardize many many things you hold dear.

SIMPLE MINDED!!!

You've lost all credibility.

Posted 151 days ago.

Names are all you have, Fact-Free, facts are what you never have.

Posted 151 days ago.

"At this political impasse the Tea Party Republicans should reflect on the wisdom of Founding Father, James Madison, "[Requiring a supermajority] would mean the fundamental principle of free government would be reversed. It would be no longer the majority that would rule; the power would be transferred to the minority." (7) - James Madison, Federalist Papers No. 58 "

Posted 151 days ago.

Freeman

I know you, you're the dumbass that goes to a concert out of town and drinks up all your gas money.

Instant gratification and to*****with the consequences.

You have just revealed your ridiculousness in one post.

Can't take you seriously anymore. You now have joined Amos57usa, surefoot and normy in the land of OZ.

Posted 151 days ago.

Freeman

You really are clueless aren't you jaxspp.

What a moron.

Posted 151 days ago.

HARRY NUKES 'EM

No, not Hiroshima, the whiners.

Posted 151 days ago.

Freeman

The senate now has absolute authority to fast track their party's presidential appointments and to completely block an opposition party's presidential appointments.

If you don't like filibuster, make the opposition come to the floor, enforce the rules, (like Harry said he was going to do), instead of going to recess after recess.

I'm ashamed of the senate. They've turned it into a "banana republic" level deliberative body.

Posted 151 days ago.

Freeman

You go Senator Levin!

I have never heard a more eloquent exploration of the filibuster rule in my life.

Harry Reid has done a great disservice to our republic. There is now absolutely no check on the majority. The minority, today republican, tomorrow democrat, is now nothing more than a voice in the night with no ear to listen.

The only thing as bad as a liberal senate with no check is a conservative senate with no check.

Shed a tear today.

Posted 151 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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