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Dems, GOP may be near end of filibuster dispute
Associated Press ^ | Jan 23, 2013 5:30 PM EST

Posted on 01/23/2013 9:07:44 PM PST by Olog-hai

Senators may be nearing an end to their partisan dispute over curbing unlimited delays called filibusters. …

Senate aides say lawmakers could compromise as soon as Thursday on modest limits on filibusters, which a party in the minority uses to kill legislation. …

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: filibuster; gopestablishment; rino

1 posted on 01/23/2013 9:07:52 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

GOPe caved again, I bet


2 posted on 01/23/2013 9:14:36 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

Of that, you can bet the farm, My FRiend. If any caving was done, it was the Republicans doing it.


3 posted on 01/23/2013 9:17:34 PM PST by sport
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To: GeronL

Will the Doormat RINOs Cave-In again? No pay for RINOs that Cave!


4 posted on 01/23/2013 9:18:04 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Commune Obama"care" violates Anti-Trust Laws, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Olog-hai

Why would the Republicans, as the minority in the Senate, even entertain the thought of limiting one of the few powers they have to keep the American public from being steamrolled with bad, socialist, big government legislation?


5 posted on 01/23/2013 9:24:36 PM PST by Washi (PUSH BACK! Encourage your legislators to introduce pro-second ammendment legislation.)
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To: Washi

Maybe the establishment GOP approve of said bad, socialist, big government legislation, and to the point where they are deliberately removing obstacles to its implementation.


6 posted on 01/23/2013 9:26:28 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Washi

Because they are spineless cowards that do not have any real objections to such big, bad, socialist legislation?


7 posted on 01/23/2013 9:27:26 PM PST by 17th Miss Regt
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To: Olog-hai

Nadless Mitch needs to go!


8 posted on 01/23/2013 9:30:44 PM PST by TaMoDee ( Lassez les bons temps rouler dans les 2013! Geaux, Pack, Geaux!)
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To: Olog-hai

And that, my friends, is how the complete destruction of the Republic came to be.


9 posted on 01/23/2013 9:36:54 PM PST by Dogbert41
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To: Olog-hai

It’s just a few tweaks - - the general filibuster rule stands.
It will be interesting, however, to see what the Republicans extracted from the scumbags in return. It is possible, too, that whatever the Republicans got is something they don’t want to reveal - - something like a promise from the rats that they won’t fund a rat candidate who is after some Republican’s seat. Something like that. It is a filthy business.


10 posted on 01/23/2013 9:47:33 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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It’s ok. Anything restrictive on filibusters will be removed in the lame duck session if conservatives ever win again.


11 posted on 01/23/2013 9:55:46 PM PST by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: Olog-hai

The spineless strike again?


12 posted on 01/23/2013 10:00:45 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Olog-hai; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; Gilbo_3; NFHale; Impy; ...

The current filibuster protects moderates of both parties (purple states) when the opposite party controls the Senate. They have the most to lose if the Senate changes hands to the other side once the filibuster is gone.

Who ever controls the Senate can put up bills to kill the moderates of the opposite party and the current filibuster allows easy blocking of most bills without votes.

Get this, tonight I heard Bernie Sanders call gutting the filibuster ‘the constitutional option’
But that is exactly what Levin called it when he demanded the R Senate do it for judges in 2006. Its in his book on Judges


13 posted on 01/23/2013 10:25:35 PM PST by sickoflibs (Losing to O is NO principle!)
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To: Olog-hai

Idiot Republicans will never learn. I’m sure AFTER the GOP caves and hands Obama/Reid everything they want (Amnesty/Gun Control) the Senate Dems will still end the filibuster!


14 posted on 01/23/2013 10:31:38 PM PST by jakerobins
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To: sickoflibs
On Special Report tonight Bret mentioned that one possible change might be that the Senators would actually have to be present on the Senate floor during the filibuster. I think that this would be a good change and is as it should be. Had this been the case during the Bush years, it would have been much more difficult for the Democrats to block some very fine judges, such as Miguel Estrada.
15 posted on 01/23/2013 10:40:26 PM PST by srmorton (Deut. 30 19: "..I have set before you life and death,....therefore, choose life..")
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To: srmorton
RE :”On Special Report tonight Bret mentioned that one possible change might be that the Senators would actually have to be present on the Senate floor during the filibuster. I think that this would be a good change and is as it should be. Had this been the case during the Bush years, it would have been much more difficult for the Democrats to block some very fine judges, such as Miguel Estrada”

I remember in 2006 Levin calling for taking ‘the constitutional option ’ of getting rid of the filibuster for judges and he called that filibuster ‘unconstitutional’(this is in his book too) . Her cursed the gang of 14 for that compromise.

Of course 3 years later 2009 it is O selecting judges with his Dem Senate and Levin is calling for guess what, Republican filibuster, the 'unconstitutional option'.

This is when I realized that all his big talk about putting ‘the constitution’ before everything was just more talk radio show.

16 posted on 01/23/2013 10:50:27 PM PST by sickoflibs (Losing to O is NO principle!)
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To: GeronL

I do not even think they are even caving anymore. Kinda like backing a horse into a starting gate at a horse race. Opening the gate and running the wrong way.

Sheesh, they do not even try to even act like they are trying to put up a fight.

Give a brand new image of “compromise” in my eyes...


17 posted on 01/24/2013 2:42:23 AM PST by eartick (Been to the line in the sand and liked it)
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To: sickoflibs
more talk radio show

They do have us all conned into thinking they have the answers and provide leadership, don't they? All of them.

18 posted on 01/24/2013 4:22:07 AM PST by Hardastarboard (The Liberal ruling class hates me. The feeling is mutual.)
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To: Hardastarboard
RE “They do have us all conned into thinking they have the answers and provide leadership, don't they? All of them. “

Maybe all of them but not all of us.

I was once enthused about Rush's words (in the 1990s) and way later ~ 2005 I thought Levin was something special when he first went national(I bought and read his book on the Judges) , after all he was ‘defending the constitution’.

But I have a very good memory and I started noticing all the contradictions piling up.
Plus some of the stuff they say is just wrong like much of the advice they give the GOP.

In fact they have both business and personal incentives to have the national GOP lose all power (as in 2009/2010) and be despised by most Americans, it just proves they are were ‘right’ ('I told you the left and the MSM would brain wash all those other Americans against us') and it gins up more listeners and followers who need to live in the imaginary world they create.

19 posted on 01/24/2013 4:56:10 AM PST by sickoflibs (Losing to O is NO principle!)
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To: GeronL
GOPe the best ally the Democrats have or ever will have.
And they have a history.

In 2002 or there abouts the undistinguished Senator from Mississippi and Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott was talking about the “Nuclear Option” and backed down. After the Democrats wined (”wined”, a typo that is actually correct) and cried, just as the GOP is now.
Lott was also the Undistinguished Majority Leader that figured, “to be fair he would share the majority with the Democrats.

20 posted on 01/24/2013 5:33:33 AM PST by Tupelo (Hunkered down & loading up)
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To: sickoflibs
Levin is NOT calling for the GOP Senators to filibuster the Obama nominees. He wants the confirmation process to proceed. The problem is that Obama is appointing them by executive fiat (think all the Czars) without the consent of the Senate.
21 posted on 01/24/2013 5:54:10 AM PST by Flavious_Maximus
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To: Flavious_Maximus; Hardastarboard
RE :”Levin is NOT calling for the GOP Senators to filibuster the Obama nominees”

In both cases I am referring specifically to GWB+Os judicial nominees and the Senate filibuster.

In 2005 to 2006 he called that filibuster unconstitutional and its complete repeal the constitutional option.(on 51 votes yet)
Then a few years later he called for Senate Rs to filibuster both Os SCOTUSes.

It showed he tries to cloak his partition political motives (which we all have) in the standard Levin holier than thou ‘my arguments all come directly from the constitution’ costume.

Hey, in that business its what works with loyal listeners and I am sure his listeners imagine themselves as this nations Founders when he tells them what they want to hear.

22 posted on 01/24/2013 6:11:58 AM PST by sickoflibs (Losing to O is NO principle!)
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To: Lancey Howard

A promise from the rats is as good as Enron stock. They where promised spending cuts to. Yet you never hear anyone talking about it.


23 posted on 01/26/2013 7:54:32 AM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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