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Biden: Abuse of Filibuster Worst He's Seen
cbs ^ | 2/14/10 | Stephanie Condon

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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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abuse; barackamerica; biden; filibuster; joethedumber; slowjoe; standupchuck; worst
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1 posted on 02/14/2010 9:40:33 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping


2 posted on 02/14/2010 9:40:56 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

How much actual filibustering has been happening?


3 posted on 02/14/2010 9:41:36 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Nachum

Oh PUH-LEEESE....

Nobody remembers when the dems could kill a bill or a nomination just by threatening a filibuster?


4 posted on 02/14/2010 9:42:38 PM PST by Ronin
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To: Nachum

Is Biden on a Stupid-Quote-Of-The-Day quota system?


5 posted on 02/14/2010 9:42:55 PM PST by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
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To: HiTech RedNeck

There hasn’t been any until Scott Brown got elected. They have rammed almost everything through.


6 posted on 02/14/2010 9:43:11 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

“Abuse? We’ll show you what abuse is, Mr. Biden”


7 posted on 02/14/2010 9:45:22 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Nachum

Well, then we are just going to have to win the other nine seats to get rid of filibusters.


8 posted on 02/14/2010 9:45:53 PM PST by I still care (A Republic - if you can keep it. - Ben Franklin)
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To: Nachum

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!


9 posted on 02/14/2010 9:46:13 PM PST by Soul Seeker (?)
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To: Nachum

Boo, Hoo, Boo Bambi!


10 posted on 02/14/2010 9:47:17 PM PST by STD (Islam's the tool of Anti-Christ)
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To: TheClintons-STILLAnti-American

Too many car accidents have evidently affected his memory.


11 posted on 02/14/2010 9:47:31 PM PST by Soul Seeker (?)
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To: I still care

LOL!!


12 posted on 02/14/2010 9:47:34 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Soul Seeker

Abuse of the Constitution and the oath of office, in which they vow to support our foundation, is the worst I’ve ever seen.


13 posted on 02/14/2010 9:48:10 PM PST by Loud Mime (Liberalism is a Socialist Disease)
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To: Nachum; informavoracious; larose; RJR_fan; Prospero; Conservative Vermont Vet; ...

There have been NO filibusters Mr. Biden. Not ONE.


14 posted on 02/14/2010 9:49:11 PM PST by narses ("lex orandi, lex credendi, lex vivendi")
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To: Nachum

Hey Joe, was your head buried in the sand the previous 8 years - you simple minded moron.


15 posted on 02/14/2010 9:50:02 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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To: Nachum
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

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 ?

16 posted on 02/14/2010 9:50:34 PM PST by Timocrat
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To: Nachum

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.


17 posted on 02/14/2010 9:50:45 PM PST by sruleoflaw
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To: Nachum

wait Scott Brown’s been in town less than two weeks.....what the hell is Biden talking about?


18 posted on 02/14/2010 9:50:52 PM PST by mockingbyrd (Sarah speaks for me!)
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To: Nachum

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.”


19 posted on 02/14/2010 9:51:38 PM PST by Christian4Bush (Mike/Chris Wallace: Did you give in? Palin: "HELL NO!" 263 days til Phase 2. Phase 3 - 2012.)
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To: Nachum
Biden is NUTS. The democrats have held a filibuster-proof 60 member majority for a year.

And Biden has only been the Vice President for one year.

Biden, even your own party wont go along with your insane plans.

20 posted on 02/14/2010 9:51:52 PM PST by DaveTesla (You can fool some of the people some of the time......)
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To: Nachum

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.


21 posted on 02/14/2010 9:52:06 PM PST by eclecticEel (The Most High rules in the kingdom of men ... and sets over it the basest of men.)
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To: Nachum

The refusal to work on a bi-partisan basis is the worst I’ve seen...the two are related, plugsy...


22 posted on 02/14/2010 9:52:22 PM PST by LachlanMinnesota
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To: Nachum
Has Biden got his mandated sex change yet?
23 posted on 02/14/2010 9:52:24 PM PST by MaxMax (Lets get a sense)
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To: eclecticEel; Nachum

Biden the rodeo clown?


24 posted on 02/14/2010 9:53:12 PM PST by thecodont
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To: Christian4Bush

Obviously, you’re a long-time radio pro. This would be indeed fun to hear!


25 posted on 02/14/2010 9:54:57 PM PST by SAJ
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To: Nachum; All

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.


26 posted on 02/14/2010 9:57:59 PM PST by CyberAnt (Healthcare is not a RIGHT guaranteed by the Constitution)
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To: Nachum

Get the bipartisan support you promised?


27 posted on 02/14/2010 9:58:07 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Free My People!)
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To: Nachum

I swear, um, yea ok /LMFAO to what you said



And do you, nevermind, you're in, f-it

28 posted on 02/14/2010 9:58:39 PM PST by MaxMax (Lets get a sense)
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To: Nachum

Is he actively trying to get himself dropped from the vice presidency?


29 posted on 02/14/2010 10:01:33 PM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: eclecticEel

Every day he just proves how certifiably delusional, psychopathic and/or sociopathic he truly is. They are beyond belief.


30 posted on 02/14/2010 10:05:43 PM PST by eaglesiniowa ((Hope is not a course of action))
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To: Nachum
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.”

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.



31 posted on 02/14/2010 10:05:58 PM PST by SmokingJoe
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To: Nachum
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.

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.

32 posted on 02/14/2010 10:17:00 PM PST by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: Nachum

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....


33 posted on 02/14/2010 10:19:36 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Nachum
Two words for Joe the Dumber: Miguel Estrada.
34 posted on 02/14/2010 10:20:05 PM PST by rfp1234
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Biden is a bloviator of the worst kind. Always has been. Pay him no never mind.

Next.

35 posted on 02/14/2010 10:20:08 PM PST by NoRedTape (DRILL HERE....DRILL NOW....)
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To: SAJ
Obviously, you’re a long-time radio pro. This would be indeed fun to hear!

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."

36 posted on 02/14/2010 10:23:33 PM PST by Christian4Bush (Mike/Chris Wallace: Did you give in? Palin: "HELL NO!" 263 days til Phase 2. Phase 3 - 2012.)
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To: Nachum

Joe you DUMB ASS the Republicans couldn’t filbuster A DAM THING because there were 60 Dem votes till Scott Brown


37 posted on 02/14/2010 10:24:26 PM PST by tophat9000 (Obama has "Jumped The Shark" ...and fell in the shark tank)
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To: SoldierDad
Hey Joe, was your head buried in the sand the previous 8 years - you simple minded moron.

No.......
Probably more like.......

Keep Looking Liberal!
Click the Pic

38 posted on 02/14/2010 10:25:09 PM PST by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: Nachum
Biden? Oh, this guy?

Sorry, I couldn't find a more recent photo.

39 posted on 02/14/2010 11:30:15 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (I think not, therefore I don't exist!)
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To: Nachum
From the Wiki Article:

Miguel Estrada, a nominee for the D.C. Circuit, became the first court of appeals nominee ever to be filibustered.[12] 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.

40 posted on 02/14/2010 11:46:56 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Nachum

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.
Disgusting.


41 posted on 02/15/2010 12:21:19 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Nachum

Hmm. So what’s the Dems’ excuse for the ENTIRE YEAR before Scott Brown was elected?


42 posted on 02/15/2010 1:10:29 AM PST by TruJess
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To: Nachum
...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.....

LMAO!!!

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?"

43 posted on 02/15/2010 6:50:10 AM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Nachum

The Dems couldn’t pass their own national health insurance plan when the Republicans could not have stopped them. Where’s the beef?


44 posted on 02/15/2010 9:05:03 AM PST by Loyal Buckeye
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To: Fiddlstix

That’s just wrong on so many levels.


45 posted on 02/15/2010 9:47:45 AM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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To: Nachum

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.


46 posted on 02/15/2010 9:53:39 AM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: Nachum

That’s why Reid had to buy the votes of DEMOCRATS!!


47 posted on 02/15/2010 10:01:19 AM PST by lonestar (Obama and his czars have turned Bush's "mess" into a national crisis!)
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To: Nachum
Sorry BUT!

I am confused ... when and where did I miss all of this filibustering?
48 posted on 02/15/2010 11:06:08 AM PST by AKA Elena (St Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle -- and this is war!)
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To: AKA Elena
I am confused ... when and where did I miss all of this filibustering?

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.

TRENT: Done.

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.

49 posted on 02/15/2010 11:23:52 AM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: NTHockey

“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.”


50 posted on 02/15/2010 11:29:54 AM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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