Denial of quorum not so time honored if Republicans do it

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    For those who say told me that I only think running away is bad if Democrats do it, I say bravo to Byrd. I also like the idea that he actually made them actively filibuster, even if that meant he had to stay up too.

    For those who argued that denying quorum is a legit tactic, and that nothing can legally be done about it, I point out the fact that Senate Republicans were actually arrested, and carried back to the Senate chamber.



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    So it's gonna be ok when the police go dragging the Dems back to WI to do the fucking job they were elected - and are currently being paid - to do. Good. Politicians should not run away.... what part of that is hard to understand? Is that what we want to teach children? That running away from hard work is acceptable?
     
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    In 1840 an Illinois lawmaker jumped out of a second story window to deny the legislature a quorum.

    His name was Abraham Lincoln.
     
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    Do you consider filibustering acceptable?
     
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    When was the last time someone was arrested for filibustering?
     
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    LOL...so all they need to do is go get one wee little-bity dem and bring him back.
     
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    One of the many things he did wrong in his life.
     
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    If I remember correctly they actually need 2.
     

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