Sen. Reid’s Website Scrubbed of 2005 Comments Opposing Filibuster Reform

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Wehrwolfen, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. Wehrwolfen
    Offline

    Wehrwolfen Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 22, 2012
    Messages:
    2,752
    Thanks Received:
    338
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +339
    Sen. Reid’s Website Scrubbed of 2005 Comments Opposing Filibuster Reform


    Becket Adams @ The Blaze:


    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) announced earlier this month that he may take the unusual step of using a simple majority vote to limit filibusters. Yes, Sen. Reid may take steps to limit filibusters, the one recourse parties in the minority have to hold up legislation they oppose.

    “Minority parties in the Senate use filibusters — parliamentary delays — to slow or kill legislation. They can only be ended by 60 votes — a margin neither party can achieve without some cooperation from the other side,” the Associated Press notes.

    Democrats accuse Republicans of abusing filibusters while Republicans say they have no choice because Reid blocks them from presenting amendments. The Nevada senator, in turn, says Republicans use too much time pushing amendments that “make political statements or that are designed to derail bills,” the AP notes.

    “Reid’s plan would forbid the use of filibusters when a bill is initially being brought to the Senate floor for debate and require filibustering senators to actually be on the Senate floor, a long-abandoned practice,” the report adds.

    Huh. That’s funny. You know, as Buzzfeed’s Andrew Kaczynski reminds us, there was a time (2005, to be specific) when Sen. Reid totally loved the filibuster and defended it from attempts to reform it:

    [​IMG]

    [excerpt]

    Read more:
    Sen. Reid’s Website Scrubbed of 2005 Comments Opposing Filibuster Reform | TheBlaze.com
     
  2. S.J.
    Offline

    S.J. Gold Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2012
    Messages:
    26,887
    Thanks Received:
    5,181
    Trophy Points:
    290
    Location:
    So. Cal.
    Ratings:
    +20,809
    Embraces the rules when they serve his purpose and moves to change them when they don't.
     
  3. blackhawk
    Offline

    blackhawk Gold Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2012
    Messages:
    17,769
    Thanks Received:
    3,403
    Trophy Points:
    280
    Location:
    Deep in the heart of Texas.
    Ratings:
    +9,101
    It does not matter we all know what he said he can take them off his website there are many other's that have them on record.
     
  4. Stephanie
    Offline

    Stephanie Diamond Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2004
    Messages:
    70,236
    Thanks Received:
    10,818
    Trophy Points:
    2,040
    Ratings:
    +27,360
    Democrats have become the "sleaziest" party ever

    but they know they can pull the wool over their voters eyes, so the do this kind of stuff with out any shame

    too bad for him it's still around
     
  5. OKTexas
    Offline

    OKTexas New Life Member of the NRA 12/15 Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2012
    Messages:
    24,144
    Thanks Received:
    3,762
    Trophy Points:
    290
    Location:
    Near Magnolia, TX
    Ratings:
    +11,276
    Yep, the statements from all the commiecrats are out there for all to see, you can't say they don't have values, you just have to check form day to day to see how they've changed. The hypocrisy of the left is boundless.
     
  6. theDoctorisIn
    Online

    theDoctorisIn Senior Mod Staff Member Senior USMB Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2009
    Messages:
    30,025
    Thanks Received:
    5,799
    Trophy Points:
    1,140
    Location:
    East, but still West
    Ratings:
    +11,974
    Both sides are equally hypocritical on this issue. It's been that way for decades.

    The party in power calls for filibuster reform, and the minority party defends the current rules.

    The fact is, the same people that Reid was responding to back in 2005 are now loudly against filibuster reform.
     

Share This Page