I must have been sleeping for 20 years....

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    Mr. Obama just said on his "Main Street" tour that the reason things have been slowed up in congress is that the "fillibuster" is being used more and more lately.

    Will someone please tell me exactly when the last time the fillibuster was used SINCE he has been in office?

    And seeing as the minority does not have enough members to fillibuster.....is he an idiot or was he simply saying to the people "you are just too stupid to know the truth so I can say whatever the hell I want"?
     
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    Looks like September 19, 2007:
    The Washington Monthly
     
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    A real filibuster hasn't been used in decades.

    Insofar as cloture votes are concerned, he's just doing more of what got him into office: bullshitting.
     
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    Oh. My mistake. I thought Obama took office in 2009....not 2007.
    Thanks for the info.
     
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    Sounds like Obama should have showed up to work a little more when a Sentor. Then he would know the difference between a fillibuster and cloture.
     
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    He was to busy running for President and voting PRESENT!!!!!
     
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    He was talking of the threat of a filibuster.

    jeese people
     
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    It's what happens when you elect an amatuer.
     
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    And Palin is what you get when the R party depends on right wing hacks like you guys
     
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    Seeing as the question he was answering had to do with why there has not been stronger regulations instituted in the financial arena SINCE the meltdown of October 2008...and his answer being that the fillibuster is being used by the "opposition" more and more lately and slowing down congress...I am unclear why you gave me a date of 2007.

    But whatever makes you sleep well at night my dear.
     

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