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Hypocrite Harry Reidís Filibuster Flip Flop
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Posted on 02/20/2010 1:02:46 PM PST by Pacothecat

Hypocrite Harry Reid’s Filibuster Flip Flop

http://www.breitbart.tv/naked-emperor-news-hypocrite-harry-reids-filibuster-flip-flop/

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 111th; bhohealthcare; february; filibuster; harryreid; healthcare; hypocrites; notbreakingnews; reid

1 posted on 02/20/2010 1:02:46 PM PST by Pacothecat
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To: Pacothecat

bump


2 posted on 02/20/2010 1:09:37 PM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Drango
Well ... as Jim Quinn says:

"With democrats ... it's just .. different"

3 posted on 02/20/2010 1:11:11 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Pacothecat

Well if the Republicans win the White House in 2012 and have fewer than 60 seats in the Senate you’ll see the Democrats throwing road blocks on everything in sight. Then the GOP will no doubt suddenly have second thoughts about the filibuster as it currently exists.


4 posted on 02/20/2010 1:13:47 PM PST by Non-Sequitur
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To: Pacothecat

5 posted on 02/20/2010 1:16:50 PM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: Pacothecat
http://www.breitbart.tv/naked-emperor-news-hypocrite-harry-reids-filibuster-flip-flop/
6 posted on 02/20/2010 1:17:29 PM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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Some Republican should give that exact speech word for word (except exchanging the words democrat/republican) on the senate floor.


7 posted on 02/20/2010 1:18:24 PM PST by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ...In the US the number is 54%)
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To: Pacothecat

Extinction of the Democratic Party is what I want to see....total implosion with beautiful fireworks afterwards.


8 posted on 02/20/2010 1:42:30 PM PST by cranked
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To: Pacothecat

In our country, there now seems to be one law for the Democrats and another for the Republicans—and the Republicans let them get away with it.

The Mass. legislature changed the law so a Republican governor couldn’t appoint a successor to a Senator who died or retired. Then they changed it back again when there was a Democrat governor. And they changed it ex-post-facto, which is illegal. And they kept their guy in the Senate even after a Republican was elected in his place, which was clearly illegal.

And the Republicans just sat on their hands and said nothing.


9 posted on 02/20/2010 1:43:15 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Pacothecat

10 posted on 02/20/2010 1:59:07 PM PST by GloriaJane (Pro-Choice = Pro-Death........ Pro-Life = Pro-LIFE!)
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To: Non-Sequitur
The Repubs are just applying lessons learned a couple of years ago which were instituted by the 110th Congress when Bush was Pres.

Reid's pro forma “blocks” were particularly "beneficial" to all.

11 posted on 02/20/2010 2:01:47 PM PST by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: Pacothecat; NormsRevenge; Grampa Dave; SierraWasp; Marine_Uncle; BOBTHENAILER; SunkenCiv; blam; ...
ROFL!....

Great...

Let's make it easier for everyone to find this:

Naked Emperor News: ‘Hypocrite Harry Reid’s Filibuster Flip Flop’

Absolute example of how the Democrats when in Power change their mind about the RULES...which have STOOD for 200 YEARS

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Harry said that!!!

ROFLMAO!!!

12 posted on 02/20/2010 2:25:09 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Pacothecat
If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all.

-- Texas Eagle

13 posted on 02/20/2010 2:25:16 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Pacothecat

I wish someone would strangle that turd.


14 posted on 02/20/2010 2:26:06 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Truth - Reality through the eyes of God.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I despise Reid.


15 posted on 02/20/2010 2:32:17 PM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: Pacothecat

I’m still in favor of doing away with the filibuster.

For one, it will mean that future Congresses can much, much more easily undo the damage of past Congresses.

Most importantly, though, I believe the filibuster negates processes that were clearly spelled sout in the Constitution by misusing the authority of each house of congress to set their own rules.

For all practical purposes, the Senate has surreptitiously amended the Constitution.


16 posted on 02/20/2010 2:39:20 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks for the Ping, Ernest!

17 posted on 02/20/2010 2:53:07 PM PST by bd476
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To: Cicero
The Mass Gop screamed but the Mass Dem party controlled Media REPORTED NONE of It.
18 posted on 02/20/2010 2:57:25 PM PST by ncalburt (San Fran Nan , Your Harvey Milk was gunned down by a fellow Dem-RAT)
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To: Cicero
Since we recently remembered how Lautenberg was illegally installed in NJ in the name of "giving voters a competitive election" (never mind that it was competitive and their guy was losing), we should recall that simultaneous with arguing to drop Toricelli, the Dems were arguing to keep the dead Patsy Mink on the ballot in Hawaii, and to let votes for her count for her replacement.

Similarly in Missouri, the Dems wanted to keep the dead Mel Carnahan on the ballot and let the votes count for the governor to appoint a replacement as if he died already in office.

Republicans would never try these audacious schemes, nor get away with them if the did.

-PJ

19 posted on 02/20/2010 3:02:48 PM PST by Political Junkie Too ("Comprehensive" reform bills only end up as incomprehensible messes.)
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To: xzins

We need a heavy discussion on doing away with the Filibuster before we do so...Harry told us in 2005 why it was such a terrible idea.


20 posted on 02/20/2010 3:05:41 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Texas Eagle

Bookmark


21 posted on 02/20/2010 3:14:56 PM PST by tcrlaf (Obama White House=Tammany Hall on the National Mall)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Agreed. Something that has been in place for over 200 years needs to be very heavily discussed before changing the rules to address immediate concerns.

Just ask this guy


22 posted on 02/20/2010 3:26:19 PM PST by lovesdogs
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To: xzins
The problem is not the filibuster, it is the hyper-partisanship that began after Al Gore contested the 2000 election and lost. Since then, Democrats have worked to stop anything and everything that Bush (and Republicans) did, in the name of Bush being an illegal president. They have sought to deny Bush any credit for anything that he did.

Eight years of BDS have created a Democrat base that will not allow any compromise with Republicans. Their pent-up anger is driving them to enact in a few short years all the legislation they feel they were kept from when they failed to have a "third Clinton term" in 2000.

As far as misusing the power of Congress and surreptitiously amending the Constitution, I don't think so. The Constitution clearly allows each chamber to set their own rules. The House chose the create a cloture rule instead of a cloture vote because of the larger number of members. The cloture rule shuts off debate after a designated period of time rather than by vote (as is done in the Senate).

Cloture would not be an insurmountable obstacle in the Senate if the hyper-partisans weren't so driven to pass extreme legislation that was not crafted with bipartisan participation.

The problem with achieving bipartisan support is that the Senate has degenerated into 100 squabbling personalities in a 59-41 power ratio that is at odds with the 51-49 (mabe 53-47) ratio as demonstrated by national voting patterns. When 47-49% of the nation feels that a hyper-partisan Senate majority is ignoring their opinions, the minority has no choice but to stop the tyranny of the majority that has been apparent in the Senate.

-PJ

23 posted on 02/20/2010 4:30:21 PM PST by Political Junkie Too ("Comprehensive" reform bills only end up as incomprehensible messes.)
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To: Pacothecat

Sorry.. no time to watch videos. I can read 20 times faster (at least) than I can watch video. Is there a transcript?


24 posted on 02/20/2010 4:36:22 PM PST by motor_racer (Pete, do you ever get tired of the driving?)
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To: onyx

Me too. I predict he will be out of office very soon. ;)


25 posted on 02/20/2010 6:23:21 PM PST by ninergold3 (Danny Tarkanian - US Senate (tark2010.org))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

The guy is a royal POS. We can only hope he will be finally voted out.


26 posted on 02/20/2010 9:28:27 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....)
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To: Cicero
In our country, there now seems to be one law for the Democrats and another for the Republicans—and the Republicans let them get away with it.

I could use up all of the server space that Free Republic just bought with the most recent FReepathon repeating your point, just to make sure it gets heard. Of all of the infuriating things that I see in our country, your point is the one that burns me the most, and absolutely HAS TO STOP, NOW.

I'm almost at a point where I think it makes sense to do something like the Soros SOS plan where we work to elect Attorneys General who actually prosecute Democrat criminals. Of course, they would do nothing else during their time in office.

27 posted on 02/21/2010 4:02:23 PM PST by Hardastarboard (Note to self: Never post in a thread about religion again.)
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To: paulycy

Never...always a radical lefty.


28 posted on 02/21/2010 5:18:41 PM PST by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: paulycy

LOL, that’s one thing Harry never was. Oddly, he’s a rare guy who can bring Republicans and Democrats together—in loathing for him.


29 posted on 02/21/2010 6:17:00 PM PST by eater-of-toast ("It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones." -- Calvin Coolidge)
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To: Non-Sequitur

But then the use of the filibuster will be blocking the will of the people.


30 posted on 02/21/2010 8:56:10 PM PST by worst-case scenario (Striving to reach the light)
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Harry Reid will be laughed-out of office in a November avalanche election.
Dude is the biggest weasel I've ever seen in politics.

Joe Smith won't even help him now.

31 posted on 02/21/2010 10:43:29 PM PST by NoRedTape
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To: worst-case scenario
That's what the Democrats are saying now.
32 posted on 02/22/2010 4:06:57 AM PST by Non-Sequitur
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To: Pacothecat

33 posted on 02/22/2010 1:23:36 PM PST by RedMDer (Recycle Congress in 2010, 2012... Forward with Confidence! Forward!)
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To: Non-Sequitur

Yep. So are they wrong now? Or would the GOP be wrong then?


34 posted on 02/22/2010 3:13:58 PM PST by worst-case scenario (Striving to reach the light)
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To: worst-case scenario
Yep. So are they wrong now? Or would the GOP be wrong then?

Both sides are convinced they're right. Just don't be surprised when it happens.

35 posted on 02/22/2010 3:38:10 PM PST by Non-Sequitur
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To: lovesdogs

Great post Mr. Smith goes to Washington. Exactly what we need.

36 posted on 02/22/2010 8:10:14 PM PST by RedMDer (Recycle Congress in 2010, 2012... Forward with Confidence! Forward!)
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To: Political Junkie Too; Ernest_at_the_Beach; AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Ernest. Well said, PJT!


37 posted on 02/22/2010 8:27:40 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Happy New Year! Freedom is Priceless.)
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To: Cicero
"In our country, there now seems to be one law for the Democrats and another for the Republicans—and the Republicans let them get away with it."

I haven't heard anybody put it better than that.

38 posted on 02/22/2010 8:31:20 PM PST by AGreatPer (Impeach Obama)
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