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McConnell: Reid filibuster rule change would do ‘irreparable damage’ (Failed RINO alert)
The Hill ^ | 12/5/12 | Ramsey Cox

Posted on 12/05/2012 10:52:27 AM PST by jimbo123

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Monday blasted Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) proposed rule changes, saying they would do “irreparable damage” to the chamber.

“Such a rules change won’t do them any good in the short term ... but it will do the institution irreparable damage in the long term,” McConnell said on the Senate floor. “We should work together instead to resolve our differences.”

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: norinos; rino
RINO McConnell is just as worthless as RINO Boehner.
1 posted on 12/05/2012 10:52:28 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Well, golly gee, Mitch, maybe if you’d stop reading from your one sentence per page speeches in that pansy tone of yours and instead, stand up and shout and fight, maybe you wouldn’t get rolled over so often.

But of course, we all know you like being rolled, because you have a nice cozy position. Why rock the boat.


2 posted on 12/05/2012 11:01:35 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: jimbo123
Sen Sessions has already said the GOP will shut the Senate down completely if Reid does this.
3 posted on 12/05/2012 11:05:39 AM PST by Perdogg (Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA4) for President 2016)
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To: jimbo123

Well then, Mitch, figure out how to make the price too high for Reid. Consider everything, both inside and outside the Senate.


4 posted on 12/05/2012 11:05:57 AM PST by Truth29
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To: jimbo123; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; DoughtyOne; Gilbo_3; Impy; stephenjohnbanker; NFHale; ...

I believe the purpose for this is to make it harder for Rs to keep and win Senate seats in 2014, by forcing them to vote or make a show. And it might work.


5 posted on 12/05/2012 11:06:11 AM PST by sickoflibs (Has Bohner caved yet? And called it historic again?)
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To: jimbo123

Thus telegraphing his eventual capitulation.


6 posted on 12/05/2012 11:07:50 AM PST by GilesB
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To: Truth29

Sen Sessions (R-AL) has already stated that the GOP could shut down the US Senate and was prepared to do so.


7 posted on 12/05/2012 11:08:33 AM PST by Perdogg (Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA4) for President 2016)
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To: jimbo123

“Irreparable Damage”...does that mean the RinoCrats will have to give up the 2-Party Pretense and just all caucus together?

Or What Mitch?


8 posted on 12/05/2012 11:12:49 AM PST by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: mo

it just means the shutting of the senate makes us a unicameral legislative goverment like Greece.


9 posted on 12/05/2012 11:17:00 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: jimbo123
WOW, who woke Mitch up from his nap?
He's been sleeping for years.
10 posted on 12/05/2012 11:17:29 AM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: jimbo123
I have heard that since the Senate is in continuous session because members' terms overlap, that any such rules change would take a 2/3 majority. That would require quite a few RINOs to reach across the aisle to change the filibuster rule. The House does it differently because every member is officially starting a new term at the same time so they set up new rules with a 50% vote at the start of the term.
11 posted on 12/05/2012 11:25:39 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Big Bird is a brood parasite: laid in our nest 43 years ago and we are still feeding him.)
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To: jimbo123

Reid either thinks that there will never be a future time when republicans have a majority in the senate,
or he thinks that the MSM will have selective amnesia when they try to change the rules back after a republican majority.

I’m betting on the former. They know that this is it. It’s over, and very soon.


12 posted on 12/05/2012 11:28:33 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MrB
I would agree. I think a fundamental shift is coming very shortly. It may have to wait on a change within the Supreme Court, but then again that may not be necessary. Everything I see tells me that the Democrats are "all-in" and that this country has been cut loose from its moorings.

Power. Naked power. They have it and they will not let it go.

Until a Higher Power comes.

13 posted on 12/05/2012 11:32:28 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Republicans have made themselves useless, toothless, and clueless.)
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To: jimbo123

Then stop him by any means necessary, Mighty Mouse.


14 posted on 12/05/2012 11:37:08 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

One of the misconceptions that I used to hear was that the prophecies of the bible were warnings, like “don’t let this happen or this other will happen”.

A lot of people think that way.

No, the truth of the matter is, this WILL happen, and we’re seeing the precursors happening today. There WILL be a one world Satanic kingdom, and the left is setting it up.


15 posted on 12/05/2012 11:40:10 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: jimbo123

Let them do it. The senate has the right to make its own rules. Let’s see if Boehner sticks to his DOA threat.


16 posted on 12/05/2012 11:41:08 AM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Truth29

Bingo, make the price too high.


17 posted on 12/05/2012 11:44:27 AM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: MrB

Yes. Just as good works cannot “earn” one a spot in heaven, mankind cannot “make the right choices” and create heaven on earth and somehow forestall the End Times. They’re coming. Can’t be stopped. It all has to play out the way we’ve been told. In some ways, I’m not even sorry to see it all unfold. It’s in His hands.


18 posted on 12/05/2012 11:46:38 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Republicans have made themselves useless, toothless, and clueless.)
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To: Perdogg
"Sen Sessions (R-AL) has already stated that the GOP could shut down the US Senate and was prepared to do so."

I hope he means it and is not just bluffing (and the rest of the Senate GOP will stand with him). I would like to hear something about methodology, but maybe that would allow Reid to develop counter measures.

19 posted on 12/05/2012 11:51:34 AM PST by Truth29
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To: Perdogg
Sen Sessions has already said the GOP will shut the Senate down completely if Reid does this.

Sound and fury, signifying nothing!!

20 posted on 12/05/2012 11:59:27 AM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: sickoflibs; jimbo123; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; DoughtyOne; Gilbo_3; Impy; stephenjohnbanker; ...

When Mitch is awake, nobody is safe..


21 posted on 12/05/2012 11:59:43 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker
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To: Perdogg
Sen Sessions has already said the GOP will shut the Senate down completely if Reid does this.

How does the minority do this?

Doesn't the Senate get to make up it's own rules? Reid will just make a run around.

22 posted on 12/05/2012 12:00:34 PM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: jimbo123

McConnell just doesn’t understand that there is only one way to work with Democrats . . . surrender.


23 posted on 12/05/2012 12:05:46 PM PST by YHAOS
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To: stephenjohnbanker
RE :”When Mitch is awake, nobody is safe..”

He said his #1 job was to make sure that O was not re-elected and so he failed at his #1 job.

I know a Republican here who told me he thinks Mitch is doing a great job. I think he feels empty boasting is better than doing

I say fire him.

24 posted on 12/05/2012 12:31:32 PM PST by sickoflibs (Has Bohner caved yet? And called it historic again?)
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To: sickoflibs

” I know a Republican here who told me he thinks Mitch is doing a great job. I think he feels empty boasting is better than doing

I say fire him. “

Today.


25 posted on 12/05/2012 12:51:31 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker
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To: Truth29
I would like to hear something about methodology, but maybe that would allow Reid to develop counter measures.

There is a requirement for a quorum to be present before the Senate can conduct any business. This includes speeches, votes, or any other action by the Senate. This requirement is normally waived by unanimous consent. Any one Senator can object to waiving the quorum requirement and no business can be conducted until a majority of Senators are actually present in the Senate Chamber. If the minority uses this tactic, only one of their members need be in the chamber while the majority would need to keep forty nine members present. This is just one of the obstructive measures available. There are many others and, despite his flaws, Senator McConnell is a master of the Senate rules.

26 posted on 12/05/2012 1:46:33 PM PST by etcb
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