Skip to comments.Boehner - Filibuster rule change bills 'dead on arrival'
Posted on 11/29/2012 9:03:06 PM PST by Arthurio
House Speaker John Boehner, Ohio Republican, made it clear that any bill that came to the House from the upper chamber as a result of Senate Democrats changing the rules on the filibuster would be "dead on arrival." In a statement released from Speaker Boehner's office, the Ohio GOP'er remarked:
Senate Democrats attempt to break Senate rules in order to change Senate rules is clearly designed to marginalize Senate Republicans and their constituents while greasing the skids for controversial partisan measures. I question the wisdom of this maneuver, especially at a time when cooperation on Capitol Hill is critical, and fully support Leader McConnells efforts to protect minority rights, which are an essential part of our constitutional tradition. Any bill that reaches a Republican-led House based on Senate Democrats heavy-handed power play would be dead on arrival.
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Well, that’s good.. but I think the bigger aim of Nuking the filibuster is to pack the courts with extreme leftists.
It’s like being around 550 million years ago and witnessing the emergence of the first chordates.
OMG Boner is showing a backbone?
Yeah, well, talk is cheap Boner.
Go threaten to kick Harry’s @ss and then maybe I’ll believe ya.
Damn well better be DOA
I don't think this means anything, another empty threat as Bohner has a history of caving.
The reason why Dems would change those rules now is to embarrass the Senate R minority by pitting them between general voters and their primary opponents in an attempt to keep the Senate in 2016.
The Senate minority would have to really filibuster on public display to kill a bill with <50 unless they had significant Dem defectors, That would be used against them in the general election, And Reid is great as forcing those votes
...would be “dead on arrival.”
Those mean old Republicans. No wonder nothing gets done in Washington. /s (Let’s hope that it is true!)
Yea. Like a broken clock.
Beware America!!! Boner does this just before he gives away more American rights and freedoms.
We have no opposition party. It died when Reagan died.
I think he trys to sound tough, then gives in at the final bell. I think that because I can’t remember any battle he actually won with Obama.
good john, maybe you might have learned something.
we’ll hold your feet to the fire to this statement.
and to whoever you borrowed the one ball from to get half a bag to say something like this, thanks for the donation.
Too bad. I want to get rid of the filibuster rule.
It cuts both ways.
the house can change the makeup of the judiciary, impeach judges and add or remove circuits of courts as they please..
perhaps the time has finally come for the house to do it’s job...
We have to ignore the MSM; and quit “hoping” they’ll change. It’s futile; for whatever reason, and the idea of ever being “popular” with them is a waste. MSM is a waste.
I think the Republicans have FINALLY figured out that our president is attempting a Marxist takeover of the federal government. Republicans would not have much of a future in a communist government.
One problem with conservatism is it tends to be backward looking. We’re not going to return to the past. It isn’t possible. We win when we’re future looking and bring that positive vision into play.
Romney failed to convince American voters that he was a viable alternative to Obama. Women particularly rejected his message. Why?
Nicely said, I completely agree.