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Reid will postpone filibuster reform
The Hill ^ | 1/2/13 | Alexander Bolton

Posted on 01/03/2013 1:11:29 PM PST by Jean S

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) will postpone filibuster reform until later this month, giving him time to negotiate a deal with Republicans, say Democratic lawmakers and aides.

A group of liberal Democrats had been pushing Reid to trigger the so-called "nuclear option" on Thursday, the first day of the 113th Congress, to make it more difficult for the minority to stall legislation and nominees.

A senior Democratic aide said Reid will instead recess the chamber at the end of Thursday’s proceedings to extend the legislative day until later this month.

This would preserve his ability to amend the Senate’s filibuster rules on the first legislative day of the 113th Congress, even if that reform would not come until late January.

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


TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: filibuster; reid; senate

1 posted on 01/03/2013 1:11:42 PM PST by Jean S
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To: Jean S
>>giving him time to negotiate a deal with Republicans,

i.e. extortion

2 posted on 01/03/2013 1:15:29 PM PST by pabianice (washington, dc ..)
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To: Jean S

Which means he doesn’t have the votes no matter what he says, if he really had his 51 he would have rammed it through today. It seems their might actually be a few democrats smart enough or forward looking enough to realize this might come back and bite them someday...


3 posted on 01/03/2013 1:18:10 PM PST by apillar
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To: Jean S

He needs to convince his buddy McConnell that it’s really a good thing. Then the others will follow like so many mice.


4 posted on 01/03/2013 1:20:32 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: apillar
Well I guess Reid didn't get Obama’s memo about ramming Gun Control and Amnesty for Illegals through in the first couple weeks if he doesn't even intend to reconvene the Senate until the end of January....
5 posted on 01/03/2013 1:22:32 PM PST by apillar
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To: Jean S

He also has a weaker caucus. Brown, Snowe and Lugar would have gone along with his schemes. Fischer, Flake and Cruz will not (well, maybe, look what happened to Johnson).


6 posted on 01/03/2013 1:23:50 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Johnson (and Ryan) may have been bought off by the milk-related pork for WI in the ‘cliff deal’.


7 posted on 01/03/2013 1:26:58 PM PST by rfp1234 (Arguing with a liberal is like playing chess with a pigeon.)
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To: Jean S

Delaying this until after the State of the Union.


8 posted on 01/03/2013 1:29:11 PM PST by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: Jean S

The Dems ARE going to do this no matter what! Reid and Obama just want to be able to say the Obstructionist Republicans are not working with them. The ‘Rats know full well that even if SOMEHOW the GOP wins back the Senate they will cave after the First media story. The spineless Republicans will give them everything they want and allow them to Fillibuster ALL their bills.


9 posted on 01/03/2013 1:34:24 PM PST by jakerobins
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To: jakerobins
The ‘Rats know full well that even if SOMEHOW the GOP wins back the Senate they will cave after the First media story. The spineless Republicans will give them everything they want and allow them to Fillibuster ALL their bills.

Certainly. Just a few of us sheeple have figured this out. They are one big group owned by the elites. Quit feeding the beast, quit voting & giving them some legitimacy, make fun of them instead of acting mad. Don't let them rent space in your minds.

10 posted on 01/03/2013 1:46:22 PM PST by Digger
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To: jakerobins

From Reid’s POV there’s no downside. They can cram thru a bunch of new welfare spending programs and they’ll have that 51% voting Democrat till Judgment Day.


11 posted on 01/03/2013 1:47:56 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Eagle of Liberty

“Delaying this until after the State of the Union.”
#1 reason!

He’s also trying to grind concessions out of McConnell in the meanwhile.


12 posted on 01/03/2013 1:51:43 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Jean S

Sheeeeesh, Harry, why delay? The repubs will go along with whatever you want like the good little boys they are. Once you’’ve taken care of that silly filibuster thing the Republicans don’t even need to show up for work anymore-—which I’m beginning to think is their number one goal.


13 posted on 01/03/2013 1:57:44 PM PST by Mangia E Statti Zitto
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To: Jean S

Sheeeeesh, Harry, why delay? The repubs will go along with whatever you want like the good little boys they are. Once you’’ve taken care of that silly filibuster thing the Republicans don’t even need to show up for work anymore-—which I’m beginning to think is their number one goal.


14 posted on 01/03/2013 1:57:57 PM PST by Mangia E Statti Zitto
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto

Sorry about the double post. Trying to get used to my new tablet.


15 posted on 01/03/2013 2:00:10 PM PST by Mangia E Statti Zitto
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto

He has the votes. He is prolonging the torture of the Repuboican party and he is savoring it.


16 posted on 01/03/2013 2:46:03 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (You can't bring something to its knees that refuses to stand on its own)
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto; John Robinson

Not your fault. FR software fault. I post from a PC and get double, even triple posts.


17 posted on 01/03/2013 2:46:32 PM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: Jean S
Whenever leftists want to destroy something, it's now called “reform” - “health care reform,” “filibuster reform...” Hey, it's “reform,” so it's all good!
18 posted on 01/03/2013 4:21:15 PM PST by free-in-nyc (Freeping from the heart of the occupation)
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Oh, so it is now “Filibuster Reform”?

When the Republicans had to consider this in the face of unprecedented Democrat efforts to stifle appointments to the Federal bench, covers of news weeklies and newspaper front pages SCREAMED ...

“NUCLEAR OPTION, NUCLEAR OPTION, NUCLEAR OPTION !!!”


19 posted on 01/03/2013 5:17:08 PM PST by dodger
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To: Jean S

Oh, so it is now “Filibuster Reform”?

When the Republicans had to consider this in the face of unprecedented Democrat efforts to stifle appointments to the Federal bench, covers of news weeklies and newspaper front pages SCREAMED ...

“NUCLEAR OPTION, NUCLEAR OPTION, NUCLEAR OPTION !!!”


20 posted on 01/03/2013 5:17:08 PM PST by dodger
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To: Jean S
A senior Democratic aide said Reid will instead recess the chamber at the end of Thursday’s proceedings to extend the legislative day until later this month.

So not only can they print money with no wealth to back it up - but now Hairy Reid can create time out of thin air to extend the length of the "legislative day" - whatever that is. Incredible.

21 posted on 01/03/2013 5:46:44 PM PST by USMA '71 ((Re-elect no one!))
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So not only can they print money with no wealth to back it up - but now Hairy Reid can create time out of thin air to extend the length of the "legislative day" - whatever that is. Incredible.

YEP!! There is even a definition for it at SENATE.GOV:

legislative day

legislative day - A "day" that starts when the Senate meets after an adjournment and ends when the Senate next adjourns. Hence, a legislative day may extend over several calendar days or even weeks and months.
22 posted on 01/04/2013 4:38:21 AM PST by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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