Skip to comments.Biden: Abuse of Filibuster Worst He's Seen
Posted on 02/14/2010 9:40:33 PM PST by Nachum
Says Senate's Current Requirement of 60 Votes to Get Anything Done Represents Fundamental Shift in Congress
(CBS) The Senate's frequent use of the filibuster, a procedural tool used to block legislative progress, represents a "fundamental shift" in Congress, Vice President Joe Biden said today on "Face the Nation."
The Republican minority in the Senate has used the filibuster, which requires 60 votes to bypass, to block significant bills like the Democrats' health care reform package.
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How much actual filibustering has been happening?
Nobody remembers when the dems could kill a bill or a nomination just by threatening a filibuster?
Is Biden on a Stupid-Quote-Of-The-Day quota system?
There hasn’t been any until Scott Brown got elected. They have rammed almost everything through.
“Abuse? We’ll show you what abuse is, Mr. Biden”
Well, then we are just going to have to win the other nine seats to get rid of filibusters.
Evidently he was blind during the Bush administration.
Trying to comprehend how the use of a filibuster a couple times in the last couple weeks possibly lives up to year after long year of filibustering judges!
Boo, Hoo, Boo Bambi!
Too many car accidents have evidently affected his memory.
Abuse of the Constitution and the oath of office, in which they vow to support our foundation, is the worst I’ve ever seen.
There have been NO filibusters Mr. Biden. Not ONE.
Hey Joe, was your head buried in the sand the previous 8 years - you simple minded moron.
That's odd I got the distinct impression that the Senate had passed a bill and that the Dems had a problem passing the Senate Bill in the House. Did I miss something or is this just another Bidet moment ?
YOU ARE EXACTLY RIGHT. Joe Biden is a LIAR. Iraq won’t be a “great achievement” of the Obama Administration and for the past year, the Democrats have had a supermajority. He is not only a liar, he is a rather ignorant person. Biden and Obama are unworthy to be senators, much less vice-president and president.
wait Scott Brown’s been in town less than two weeks.....what the hell is Biden talking about?
I can almost imagine Limbaugh’s show open tomorrow...
“Folks, I was listening to this Biden clown over the weekend...just to let you know, I have instructed my engineer to keep his hand directly over the dump button...because listening to this incompetent, pathologically lying fool has me closer to using on-air profanity now more than ever...and in this administration, that’s saying a lot.”
And Biden has only been the Vice President for one year.
Biden, even your own party wont go along with your insane plans.
Has anyone else noticed Biden exposing himself more in the last couple weeks? I wonder if he’s being set up as the fall guy - i.e. he goes out there and says the stupid crap that arrests people’s attention, momentarily shifting focus off of Obama.
The refusal to work on a bi-partisan basis is the worst I’ve seen...the two are related, plugsy...
Biden the rodeo clown?
Obviously, you’re a long-time radio pro. This would be indeed fun to hear!
Good grief, Biden sure has a short memory .. When the repubs were in charge, all the dems did was squeel and hollar when the repubs threatened to change the rules. As for the dems using the filibuster .. they objected to everything Bush wanted to do.
And .. now that the repubs are turning the tables on the dems, they don’t like it much .. but the dems thought it was okay when they did it.
I’m so sick and tired of this DOUBLE STANDARD.
Get the bipartisan support you promised?
I swear, um, yea ok /LMFAO to what you said
And do you, nevermind, you're in, f-it
Is he actively trying to get himself dropped from the vice presidency?
Every day he just proves how certifiably delusional, psychopathic and/or sociopathic he truly is. They are beyond belief.
Hey CBS, the Democrats had a filibuster poof majority in the US Senate, and a huge majority in the House all year last year. They never needed any Republicans to pass any bill. Republicans never used Filibuster to stop any Democratic bill. They wouldn't if they wanted to.
There were 60 Democrat votes. There was NO FILIBUSER. And health reform PASSED SENATE.
Worst filibuster abuse? STFU Biden.
Couldn't get it done with 60 Dem votes that's your problem. Not the Republicans.
The worst? Maybe you have the worst memory ever seen.
The filibuster hasn’t been used and there hasn’t been an opportunity to use it until two weeks ago.
Before that you and your man child, Barry had an oft dreamed majority and still,....and still you could not pass your wet dream legislation.
Now what? You feign a Alzheimers? Joe, Joe, Joe....
Thanks much, I appreciate the compliment. Actually I have done some radio, but mostly it has been as a student of various broadcasters, some in sports but mostly in politics, primarily the Limbaugh Institute for Advanced Conservative Studies.
And here's the followup:
"Here is a message, ladies and gentlemen, for the pathological plagiarist liar that darkens the office of the Vice President: just because you win an election, that does NOT give you carte blanche to do everything you want to do, at the rate to which you want to do it.
"Or do I need to remind you, Plugs, of YOUR party's conduct in the last 8 years...during four of which, your party held the Senate? Mr. Pathologically lying Vice President, do the names Janice Rogers Brown, Miguel Estrada, John Bolton, etc., mean anything to you?
"How about Henry Saad, you sad sack of....Mr. Engineer, I told you, keep your hand near that dump button...Snerdley, you have permission to yell at the libs today, if you want...
"And DO I NEED TO REMIND YOU, Mr. Constitutionalist Biden, who actually DID filibuster the Civil Rights Act in 1964...or whatever the hell year it was, Media Matters...and that was an ACTUAL fillibuster...
"For those of you in Rio Linda, Port St. Lucie, and Media Matters, I want you to listen very carefully...put your ear to the radio and feel the vibrations...
"It.....was.....NOT....a Republican....it was the "former" Grand Kleagle of the Ku Klux Klan, the militant wing of the Democrat Party...it was the same person who said, and I QUOTE, 'Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds"...
"It's the same person who said, 'I shall never fight with a Negro by my side'....and who is the current President Pro Tempore of the United States Senate, who is - in case you forgot, you lying plagiarist - right behind the Speaker of the House in terms of line of succession to the Presidency behind YOU (God help us)...
"That person's name, Plugs, is Robert C. Byrd...DEMOCRAT, West Virginia. Thought you might want to know that, Mr. Biden, since the man's name is on everything in West Virginia.
"Tell me something, Mr. vice president...is one of the prerequisites of holding political office the ability to COUNT? Because to break a filibuster, as it is known today, 60 votes are needed. Your party, sir, has had 60 votes for damn near a year. The only people stupid enough to believe that the Republicans even had enough votes to try a filibuster....are probably the ones that put you and that other pathological liar in the White House, and your party in massive majorities in the House and Senate.
"And while I'm on the subject, Mr. Plagiarist...Plagiarist and Prompter, what a combination...WHICH IS IT? Iraq was not worth the horrific price, as you said this weekend, or it is a significant achievement of your administration, as you said this past week?
"You want to know, Mr. vice president, what was not worth the horrific price? I'll get to the list after the break, but I'll start with your election, and that of your Marxist running mate...THAT was not worth the horrific price, and AMERICA and its children will be paying it long after your sorry carcass is voted out of office. We'll be back folks, stay with us."
Joe you DUMB ASS the Republicans couldn’t filbuster A DAM THING because there were 60 Dem votes till Scott Brown
Probably more like.......
Sorry, I couldn't find a more recent photo.
Miguel Estrada, a nominee for the D.C. Circuit, became the first court of appeals nominee ever to be filibustered. Later, nine other conservative court of appeals nominees were also filibustered. These nine were Priscilla Owen, Charles W. Pickering, Carolyn Kuhl, David W. McKeague, Henry Saad, Richard Allen Griffin, William H. Pryor, William Gerry Myers III and Janice Rogers Brown.
Sure, Joe. Worst you've ever seen. Because you weren't looking when you were doing it.
The Republican minority in the Senate has used the filibuster, which requires 60 votes to bypass, to block significant bills like the Democrats’ health care reform package.
Is this or is it not an out right LIE.
Hmm. So what’s the Dems’ excuse for the ENTIRE YEAR before Scott Brown was elected?
Follow that statement to it's 'logical' conclusion:
"The Republican minority in the Senate has used the filibuster, which requires 60 votes to bypass, to block significant bills which has necessitated spending packages such the Louisiana Purchase or the Nebraska Kickback in order to get millions of Americans the health care they are now denied. This is money which would have otherwise created or saved thousands of jobs for Americans who not only worry about being denied medical care, but if the next meal comes from a can with a dog or cat on the label?"
The Dems couldn’t pass their own national health insurance plan when the Republicans could not have stopped them. Where’s the beef?
That’s just wrong on so many levels.
Once again, Biden shows how incredibly stupid he is. There has not been a single filibuster since 0bambi and his gang of thugs decided to wreck America. Why?, because the RATS have had a filibuster-proof majority since November 2008.
Better for the world to think you are a fool, than to open your mouth and dispell all doubts.
That’s why Reid had to buy the votes of DEMOCRATS!!
More than likely, you missed all the filibustering when Trent Lott was the majority leader and Tom Daschle was the minority leader.
The way it worked during those years was:
TRENT: Would it be O.K. to bring up SB 946?
TOM: We're gonna filibuster that, Trent.
TRENT: Alright, I'll drop it. How about SB 1131?
TOM: We'll filibuster.
TRENT: Won't bring it up then. Anything you won't filibuster?
TOM: In the interest of bi-partisanship, we'd entertain the appropriation bill. If, that is, you'd throw a little more pork South Dakota's way.
Fact is, we'll never know how many times the Democrats "filibustered" under this arrangement. No filibuster was publicly announced; Lott simply never brought bills to the floor.
“Better for the world to think you are a fool, than to open your mouth and dispel all doubt.”
Problem is, about half of the voters will never be told that there have been no filibusters. They will align themselves with Biden’s lie, thinking it more proof of the perfidy of the “extreme right.”