Skip to comments.Hypocrite Harry Reidís Filibuster Flip Flop
Posted on 02/20/2010 1:02:46 PM PST by Pacothecat
Hypocrite Harry Reids Filibuster Flip Flop
Breitbart.TV and NEN
"With democrats ... it's just .. different"
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.
Some Republican should give that exact speech word for word (except exchanging the words democrat/republican) on the senate floor.
Extinction of the Democratic Party is what I want to see....total implosion with beautiful fireworks afterwards.
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.
Reid's pro forma “blocks” were particularly "beneficial" to all.
Let's make it easier for everyone to find this:
Absolute example of how the Democrats when in Power change their mind about the RULES...which have STOOD for 200 YEARS
Harry said that!!!
-- Texas Eagle
I wish someone would strangle that turd.
I despise Reid.
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.
Thanks for the Ping, Ernest!
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.
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.
Just ask this guy
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.
Sorry.. no time to watch videos. I can read 20 times faster (at least) than I can watch video. Is there a transcript?
Me too. I predict he will be out of office very soon. ;)
The guy is a royal POS. We can only hope he will be finally voted out.
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.
Never...always a radical lefty.
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.
But then the use of the filibuster will be blocking the will of the people.
Joe Smith won't even help him now.
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.
Great post Mr. Smith goes to Washington. Exactly what we need.
Thanks Ernest. Well said, PJT!
I haven't heard anybody put it better than that.
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