While Fringe Base Busy With Mandate Ben Ghazzi - McConnell cuts deal with Reed

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    While Fringe Base Busy With Mandate Ben Ghazzi - McConnell cuts deal with Reed
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    This is politics as it should be practiced...for the good of the nation and the eff with the fringe base(s)

    While Dante agrees the filibuster has been abused by the GOP, reform proposals are almost always throwing teh baby out with the bath water...but I love the idea that McConnell saw room to make deals behind the fringe base's back while they are busy with imbecilities on Libya

     
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    I guess Rush and the Noise Machine have not sent out their memos on this yet?

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    I like the talking filibuster idea. It requires more conviction from the people behind the filibuster whereas right now it's just a political stunt.
     
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    The longer the noise machine is embarrassing themselves over Benghazi the better. That way they have less energy to try to block every piece of legislation they encounter.
     
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    I like the concept too, but would it really do anything? Nothing would have changed much with that one rule change. McConnell used it as cover...they caved to Reed while the fringe was out on a mandate with Ben Ghazzi
     
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    I bet it would give C-Span a huge ratings spike :lol:
     
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    And you know what that's going to change? Absolutely nothing.

    Why? Because filibusters arent the problem. The problem is Harry Reid wont let any proposal that passes a Republican house up for a vote in the Senate. He's still in charge. Democrats are still in control. So there will still be countless bills passed in the House that the Senate will never bother voting on.

    Filibuster only matters if you control both the House and Senate.
     
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    please do try to keep up....

    I know it must be hard for you now the most of the right wing nuts at USMB have taken up residence in the Flame Zone, but please...maybe watch and listen and read more...and then take baby steps in posting intelligent and rational posts?

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    Who cares about the flame zone? You didn't bother to address the fact that this change will not actually change anything that happens. The filibuster is only needed to stop legislation if you are minority in both chambers of Congress. Changing these rules does not stop Harry Reid from preventing bills passed in the House from reaching the Floor of the Senate.

    Of course, you probably think me pointing that out is stupid. Go ahead. Doesn't change the fact that you aren't bothering to deal with it.

    BTW Im all for changing the filibuster rule. In fact, Id have made it talking filibusters, like they are supposed to have. Let's stop letting these politicians be lazy.
     
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    I agree with you there. Of course it's the other way around in that Bills supported by the President and passed by the Senate would get no support in the House.

    Reed is giving the GOP all the rope they need to hang themselves by 2014. Obstruct away.
     

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