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The Filibuster MUST Go

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Those shots will end up on regular TV as well. News, talk shows, you tube, face book...

A senator reading from a sears catalogue in order to stop a bill designed to lower drug prices?
Tik-Tok that!
Then why, when someone does use the talking filibuster, do they spend the whole time reading children's books? They could do all of what you say right now.
 

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The filibuster is a dumbass Senate rule that only serves to slow the already-glacial Congress down even more, and ensure that they get even less done, either way.
The fillibuster is intended to force legislation that will only pass when there is greater consensus in Senate, thereby making it more likely that bills intended to produce partisan advantage will fail.
Working as intended.
 

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That’s what the debt ceiling is about.
Explain where I am wrong
See? Your ignorance, further exposed. How easy was that?
The debt ceiling is about borrowing money.
The US government - with over $3.5T in revenue, FY 2021 - does not need to borrow money to pay interest on the debt.
 

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Democrats rarely use the filibuster; it’s used by Republicans when they’re in the minority to thwart the will of the people.
During the 2019-2020 Congressional term, a record-breaking 328 filibusters were recorded with Democrats in the minority.
Since 2009, 657 filibusters were recorded under Democratic minorities while 609 filibusters were recorded under Republican minorities.

Why did you lie about this?
 

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Then why, when someone does use the talking filibuster, do they spend the whole time reading children's books? They could do all of what you say right now.
Because, now, it's just a prop.
Talking in the well now does nothing.
Does not prevent or press a cloture vote.
Whether or not anyone talks, the bill stops till the cloture.
But all other Senate business can go on.
So the fool in the well is droning to make a point using a bill he/she knows will never pass or will never fail.

I want to try to restore this government to a functional government that actually works to address issues rather than play "gotcha" with one another while the country languishes.

People complain about the power of the executive but the filibuster in its current state is responsible for the executive grabbing power to keep the country running.

Restoring the filibuster would, hopefully, reduce the need of the executive to pull power unto himself as the Congress can again become a functional entity.

UNDERSTAND: If we cannot restore the filibuster then I prefer doing away with it altogether.
 

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I want to try to restore this government to a functional government that actually works to address issues rather than play "gotcha" with one another while the country languishes.
Which you define as your agenda goes forward w/o impediment.
Rather bigoted of you.
 

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Thank you for providing the information that proves your statement a lie.
Well done.
Got reading, liar?

“The things they had in there were crazy. They had things, levels of voting that if you’d ever agreed to it, you’d never have a Republican elected in this country again,” Trump said during an appearance on Fox & Friends.
 

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Mancin may well BE the reason Dems lose the House and Senate

He sure seems intent on derailing the Dem agenda
Poor crybaby. Manchin won’t play along with your bullshit so you have to demonize him.
 

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Got reading, liar?

“The things they had in there were crazy. They had things, levels of voting that if you’d ever agreed to it, you’d never have a Republican elected in this country again,” Trump said during an appearance on Fox & Friends.
Yep. Disproves your statement.
And you have no idea how, because you are willfully ignorant of the subject.
 
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Because not obeying you Nazis is “a good reason” to demonize him. Independent thought scares you cult members to death.
Dude...your party tried to dump Cheney because she didn't buy into The Big Lie

Get bent
 

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Yep. Disproves your statement.
And you have no idea how, because you are willfully ignorant of the subject.
So proving you a liar proves me a liar?

Only in the land of the Querdeken.
 

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Nope...McConnell blocked every appointment Obama made including Cabinet appointments.

That's outrageous!!!

Democrats never did anything like that.......DURR
 

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Oh well. Chances are McConnell will do that anyway...cynical bastards.

I remember when people were saying Desm shouldn't end the filibuster for SCOTUS appointments because ...OH NO....the Republicans will slam their Justices through!.

Well look howTHAT turned out.

Bullshit

Time to end it now
IOW, what people warned would happen is exactly what happened. History will repeat itself.
 

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Yep, if you think Cocaine Mitch is an ass now.........the left doesn't realize Manchin and Sinema are saving their asses.

But I have a serious question....this just happend with judges last year.....how do Democrats not remember or learn....it's like they are in their own world......have they ever been in a rural county in a midwestern or southern state?
democrats don't seem to remember past last week or look ahead beyond next week.
 
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The fillibuster is intended to force legislation that will only pass when there is greater consensus in Senate, thereby making it more likely that bills intended to produce partisan advantage will fail.
Working as intended.
There's a lot of argument over what the "intention" of the filibuster was originally

But NOW?

It's an instrument of partisan obstruction. Pure and simple
 

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