Skip to comments.Richard Shelby wants Senate to filibuster stimulus bill
Posted on 02/02/2009 8:50:55 AM PST by Pokey78
U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Tuscaloosa, said he is prepared to filibuster the proposed economic stimulus bill, but fears enough Republicans will side with Senate Democrats to override any attempt to block the bills passage.
Shelbys remarks came during a county meeting Monday morning at the Wiregrass Rehabilitation Center in Dothan.
The Senate is expected to debate a proposed $900 billion stimulus bill this week. A similar measure passed the House last week. Shelby said the plan will not provide the quick boost the economy needs.
Are we prepared to filibuster? Hope so, Shelby said. But Im afraid we may have two or three (Republicans) that might jump ship.
Democrats control 58 seats in the Senate. Sixty votes are needed to end a filibuster.
Who are the defectors? We will melt their phone lines and crash their email. Ask Boxer.
Hold the line senator.
It is such a stinking pile of ...
Send the dems back to the drawing board.
With the half dozen or so RINO's in the Senate....
Hussein has a 'CLOTURE PROOF' Senate.
Do the filibuster and we will identify the traitors. simple as that.
Don’t back down.
Oh. Another concede and appeaser. I guess the first bail out of wall street bought you off stockstrader.
We know who they are.
Remember the so-called ‘nuclear option’ to stop filibusters? The one that the ‘rats said would be a horrible thing when they were in the minority? Now that they are in the majority they’ll use it so fast it’ll make your head swim.
This Porkulus Bill will separate the patriots from the weenies. And the weenies will pay with their seats the next time they run. We must defeat them in the primaries, so they can’t buy the general election, as they usually do.
They must publicize the wastefulness of the spending. They must never call the bill stimulus. They must argue all spending after this year is pork. They must publicize all wastefulness.
What Eric said.
“Reagan69” wants senate to filibuster stimulus bill.
George... is that you?
OK, so who are the??? I want to blast them with email, letters, faxes!!
Who are the defectors?
The “Gang of Two” (McCain and Graham), of course. They’re the mavericks and the conscience of the Senate, ya know? /s
Could consider a filibuster limited to a short duration (days). Just enough time to hammer on the most egregious manifestation of Dem pork in the bill.
Too long, and Pravda will just bombard them with “shutting down gov’t” and “stopping the recovery”—etc.
Your ship's already been hijacked, senator.ARRGH!!
You can add Hagel for sure to the top four, and McCain and a couple of others if you like.
They need to filibuster in the traditional sense - spend day after day explaining on the floor of the Senate why the gigantic pork bill is bad for the country. They need to alternate attacks between individual stupid items in the bill (condoms are gone, but there are many, many more stupid items) and the foolishness and irresponsibility of any bill that size. This is a great opportunity for the GOP to speak up when they are clearly in the right and can explain why they are right, and their words will make the news. Unfortunately, McCain is a lot like the PLO, he never misses an opportunity to miss an opportunity.