Analysis: Republicans setting filibuster record

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    WASHINGTON – The filibuster — tool of obstruction in the U.S. Senate — is alternately blamed and praised for wilting President Barack Obama's ambitious agenda. Some even say it's made the nation ungovernable.

    Maybe, maybe not. Obama's term still has three years to run.

    Analysis: Republicans setting filibuster record - Yahoo! News


    If a bill passes the senate 98-2, why would it have been filibustered? Not sure, but the GOP is doing just that!
     
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    So, if they get health insurance reform rammed down their throats through reconcilliation; it looks like they'd have earned it.
     
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    From the article:
    "With the Senate now made up of 100 members, two for each of the 50 states, an opposition filibuster can only be broken with 60 votes — a three-fifths majority."

    Or what the Democrats had for most of the first year of Obama's Presidency and fall just one vote short of now.
    Fucking idiots. Stomp them.
     
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    What do you expect from AP and Yay-hoo snooz? :rolleyes:
     
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    I support Government Gridlock! :thup:
     
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    Funny how you just assume that independents will just automatically vote with the democrats. Besides, that's not the point of the article. A device designed to protect minority rights in the Senate is being used even when the majority of the minority votes FOR the bill!!
     
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    Are you denying that the GOP is fillibustering at a record pace?
     
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    They should do it more, not less.
     
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    You mean "Independent" ..singular.
    Yea the Democrat goons sure showed Liebermann.
     
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    Stop submitting bad bills and you won't have a problem.
     

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