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Burning down the Senate (Harry Reid: Filibuster Reform Coming Whether GOP Wants It Or Not)
Boston Globe ^ | 12/03/12 | John E. Sununu

Posted on 12/04/2012 6:17:37 PM PST by Libloather

Burning down the Senate
By John E. Sununu
December 03, 2012

In the hallways of the US Capitol, intrepid visitors can still find scars left behind when the British burned the building to its foundation stones nearly 200 years ago. Today, Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is doing his very best to repeat that history. Should he gain his way, Senate rules will be changed, the principle of unlimited debate will be restricted, and a fire will rage in the Senate that will burn for a long time to come.

Despite 30 years of service in Congress, Reid appears oblivious to the implications of the tired phrase “someday the shoe will be on the other foot.” In recent weeks, he has gratuitously insisted that his proposal to limit filibusters would be a broadly welcomed opportunity to improve the efficiency of the “world’s greatest deliberative body.” Seven years ago, however, he sang a very different tune. Fighting for the right to stonewall Bush nominees in 2005, Reid, then the minority leader, called the filibuster “the last check we have against abuse of power.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: filibuster; reform; reid; senate
RATS imposing their will on everyone else.
1 posted on 12/04/2012 6:17:46 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Nazis like the fascist, crooked little man, Dingy Harry, alway need to have it their way or else.


2 posted on 12/04/2012 6:20:33 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Don't tax me bro! Tax that guy over there!)
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To: Libloather

“Reform”

What a poor choice of wrods to describe an unscrupolous power grab.


3 posted on 12/04/2012 6:25:22 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Libloather

I expect a Reichstag fire in the next few years.


4 posted on 12/04/2012 6:31:05 PM PST by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: Libloather

By hook or by crook they will CRAM socialism down the throats of the American serfs.

Recall how they had to BUY Democrat votes to pass Obamacare and that 2 of those Senate seats were stolen (Al Franken’s manufactured recount victory and the governor appointment of Ted Kennedy’s replacement even though Dummassachusetts changed the law to a public vote when it looked Romney might have appoint John Kerry’s replacement in 2004.

There is no honor among the thieves in the Democrat Party. They lie like Stalinists and are never called hypocrites by our liberal State run media.


5 posted on 12/04/2012 6:33:36 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Libloather

Which Hitler equivalent is Reid to 0bama, because he’s behaving as such. Reid is SCUM.


6 posted on 12/04/2012 6:40:57 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: a fool in paradise

The sub-human filth that comprises America voted for socialism, begs for socialism, and DESERVES socialism and the misery and death and horror that it brings. I hope they choke on it and die begging for the mercy that will not come.


7 posted on 12/04/2012 6:43:14 PM PST by Doctor 2Brains
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To: Libloather
Reid appears oblivious to the implications of the tired phrase “someday the shoe will be on the other foot.”

It's clear to me that Reid and the Democratic Socialists calculate that the shoe will never again "be on the other foot." With the changes he and Obama plan to make to neuter Congressional power, pack the courts, and make "law" via their "Commie-czars," etc., they feel their Authoritarian Imperial Presidency is at hand. There is very little time left to prevent this coup.

8 posted on 12/04/2012 6:44:52 PM PST by Bernard Marx
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To: Bernard Marx

I see rope in thier futures


9 posted on 12/04/2012 6:47:45 PM PST by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: Bernard Marx

Even when it is on the other foot they know the idiot party (republicans) will play “fair” and change the rules back.


10 posted on 12/04/2012 6:49:29 PM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: Libloather
RATS imposing their will on everyone else.

Harry should be careful for what he wishes for, cuz he just might get it ...

If they vacate the filibuster rule, DEMs will be HOWLING the next time the GOP takes the Senate and starts ramming legislation down their throats ...

11 posted on 12/04/2012 6:50:40 PM PST by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: Lmo56

That will never happen.

If the GOP ever retakes the senate, which it will not, it will change the rule back and be philibustered by democrats until they get voted out.

Time to wake up.


12 posted on 12/04/2012 6:55:50 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Bernard Marx
There is very little time left to prevent this coup.

the Coup d'état Happened four years ago, they are just making sure there is no counter coup.

13 posted on 12/04/2012 7:05:35 PM PST by itsahoot (Any enemy, that is allowed to have a King's X line, is undefeatable. (USS Taluga AO-62))
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To: Doctor 2Brains

What about you and your family


14 posted on 12/04/2012 7:57:15 PM PST by mel (There are only 2 races decent and undecent people)
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To: Doctor 2Brains

What about you and your family


15 posted on 12/04/2012 7:57:19 PM PST by mel (There are only 2 races decent and undecent people)
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To: Doctor 2Brains

What about you and your family


16 posted on 12/04/2012 7:57:19 PM PST by mel (There are only 2 races decent and undecent people)
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To: Doctor 2Brains

What about you and your family


17 posted on 12/04/2012 7:57:19 PM PST by mel (There are only 2 races decent and undecent people)
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To: Doctor 2Brains

What about you and your family


18 posted on 12/04/2012 7:57:24 PM PST by mel (There are only 2 races decent and undecent people)
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To: Doctor 2Brains

What about you and your family


19 posted on 12/04/2012 7:57:36 PM PST by mel (There are only 2 races decent and undecent people)
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To: mel

My apologies


20 posted on 12/04/2012 7:58:59 PM PST by mel (There are only 2 races decent and undecent people)
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To: chris37

Bingo.

You hit the nail on the head. Reid is in the catbird seat now and wants to get rid of filibusters, but he isn’t so stupid as to not know that one day the Republicans will have the majority. What Reid does know is that if Republicans get the majority, they are so stupid they will give the filibuster back to the Democrats.


21 posted on 12/04/2012 7:59:18 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Doctor 2Brains
The sub-human filth that comprises America voted for socialism, begs for socialism, and DESERVES socialism and the misery and death and horror that it brings. I hope they choke on it and die begging for the mercy that will not come.

That would be the so-called 47% who voted for this scum!!!! I agree with your assessment and proclamation.....

22 posted on 12/04/2012 8:03:11 PM PST by eeriegeno (<p>)
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To: Libloather

How the heck did the glob print this?


23 posted on 12/04/2012 8:04:01 PM PST by BonRad (The world is full of educated derelicts-Calvin Coolidge)
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To: Libloather

Obamanation Communism File.


24 posted on 12/04/2012 8:34:28 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: itsahoot
the Coup d'état Happened four years ago

It happened much earlier than that, but slowly, incrementally. You're right about their strategy to prevent a counter-coup. Most of the disaster can be blamed on the Stupid Party itself.

As David Limbaugh put it recently: "If we can't figure out how to win elections when the majority of the electorate actually agrees with us, demographics and the rest [of the excuses for losing] are academic anyway."

25 posted on 12/04/2012 8:54:41 PM PST by Bernard Marx
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To: itsahoot

no counter coup

This was what the Admirals, Generals axes and Petreaus smear was all about. Betcha that little exercise just genned em up.


26 posted on 12/04/2012 9:17:58 PM PST by X-spurt (Ted Cruz for President of the Republic of Texas)
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To: X-spurt
Betcha that little exercise just genned em up.

Hope springs eternal :)

27 posted on 12/04/2012 11:46:51 PM PST by itsahoot (Any enemy, that is allowed to have a King's X line, is undefeatable. (USS Taluga AO-62))
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To: Bernard Marx
Most of the disaster can be blamed on the Stupid Party itself.

Unless the stupid party is actually the smart party pretending to be stupid.

28 posted on 12/04/2012 11:50:18 PM PST by itsahoot (Any enemy, that is allowed to have a King's X line, is undefeatable. (USS Taluga AO-62))
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To: Libloather

Strange timing given that it will have very little effect as long as Republicans still control the House.


29 posted on 12/05/2012 12:19:24 AM PST by Behind the Blue Wall
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To: Bernard Marx
It's clear to me that Reid and the Democratic Socialists calculate that the shoe will never again "be on the other foot."

I fear they are correct.

30 posted on 12/05/2012 3:29:33 AM PST by grobdriver
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To: Libloather

Time to feed the pigs?


31 posted on 12/05/2012 3:44:22 AM PST by meyer (Proud member of the 53%.)
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To: Libloather

If there is any other prof needed to show that the Dems plan to vote fraud a majority forever, people aren’t paying attention.
Otherwise, the Dems wouldn’t be doing this as it could be used against them in a Republican led Congress.


32 posted on 12/05/2012 5:34:48 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: itsahoot

That would be a First!


33 posted on 12/05/2012 8:43:47 AM PST by Bernard Marx
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To: grobdriver

I have the same fear.


34 posted on 12/05/2012 8:45:50 AM PST by Bernard Marx
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To: Bernard Marx
"It's clear to me that Reid and the Democratic Socialists calculate that the shoe will never again "be on the other foot."

Yup, that is my take too.

35 posted on 12/05/2012 8:48:07 AM PST by jpsb
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To: Libloather

Republican Senators should simply promise to shut the Senate down if Reid persists. And then do it.
All bills read.
All bills and apointments on hold.
All votes recorded.

Shut it down until Reid relents.

Grow balls or become irrelevent!


36 posted on 12/05/2012 11:50:36 AM PST by Mack the knife
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To: Libloather

Why is a loathsome vile anti-American low-life Communist like Harry Reid still breathing after all the damage he has done and he he boasts he wants to do? He should be arrested, tried for treason by People’s Tribunals and executed publicly on the Mall in Washington, D.C.


37 posted on 12/05/2012 12:00:29 PM PST by WashingtonSource
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