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Sen. McCain: I ‘don’t understand’ GOP threats to filibuster Senate gun bill
The Hill ^ | April 7, 2013 | Meghashyam Mali

Posted on 04/07/2013 1:05:12 PM PDT by opentalk

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Sunday expressed opposition to possible GOP efforts to filibuster a Senate gun-control measure, saying he did not “understand” the move to block debate.

“I don’t understand it,” said McCain on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “The purpose of the United States Senate is to debate and to vote and to let the people know where we stand.”

“What are we afraid of? Why would we not want… if this issue is as important as all of us think it is, why not take it to one of the world’s greatest deliberative bodies

… A number of GOP lawmakers, including Sens. Rand Paul (Ky.), Mike Lee (Utah), Marco Rubio (Fla.), and Ted Cruz (Texas) wrote to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) vowing that they would “oppose the motion to proceed to any legislation that will serve as a vehicle for any additional gun restrictions.”

Reid is planning to bring to the Senate floor this month legislation that would expand background checks, toughen penalties on straw purchasers of firearms and provide funding for school safety.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; US: Arizona
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1 posted on 04/07/2013 1:05:12 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

Anybody think to ask the genius why the filibuster exists at all?


2 posted on 04/07/2013 1:06:51 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Whiner doesn’t get his way.


3 posted on 04/07/2013 1:07:51 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: opentalk

Geeze, and to think many of us don’t understand how a guy whose claim to fame is getting shot down and then spending six years in prison holds and messes with a senate seat for lo these many years.


4 posted on 04/07/2013 1:08:34 PM PDT by stanne
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To: opentalk

Thanks Arizona, once again, for voting in this progressive clueless jackass.

Hey Juan. The 2nd amendment is not open for debate, idiot.


5 posted on 04/07/2013 1:08:37 PM PDT by dforest (I have now entered the Twilight Zone.)
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To: opentalk
If the Republicans WANT to slowly give up Constitutionally guaranteed rights, then opening up talks, debating with the gun-grabbers, and incrementally compromising with Socialists who dream of massacring their unarmed opponents, if that is the ultimate goal of the Republicans, then -- sure -- the filibuster makes no sense at all.

But, if you value inalienable rights, then there is simply nothing to talk about. Nothing at all.

6 posted on 04/07/2013 1:09:59 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The ballot box is a sham. Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: dforest

Wouldn’t this Benedict Arnold have made a great president?


7 posted on 04/07/2013 1:11:25 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: opentalk

Senile, or liberal...


8 posted on 04/07/2013 1:11:32 PM PDT by Third Person (Welcome to Gaymerica.)
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To: opentalk
one of the world’s greatest deliberative bodies

How long has it been since the Senate last did any deliberating? Certainly never since Dingy Harry took charge.

9 posted on 04/07/2013 1:12:42 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Luke21

He would not have been much better than Obama. McCain is a traitor and I do not care anymore about his so called service to the country. he has destroyed his image when it comes to that.


10 posted on 04/07/2013 1:13:52 PM PDT by dforest (I have now entered the Twilight Zone.)
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To: opentalk

What’s not to understand? This is how stampedes get headed off. The rush to get something, anything, on the books as a “solution” for gun violence, only to realize later that far more regulation is ALREADY inscribed in the old statutes and law codes, and not repealed, that is not today being enforced.

Passing “new” laws is about as ineffectual of a strategy that could be thought up, if, like the laws already on the book, these “new” laws will only be enforced capriciously and sporatically, as the political coloration of the target changes.

Armed NRA members are regarded as MORE dangerous than armed gangbangers from Chicago. Yet, in a year’s time, how many persons die at the hands of gangbangers, and how many die at the hands of NRA members?


11 posted on 04/07/2013 1:14:26 PM PDT by alloysteel (Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.)
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To: opentalk

Retire already!


12 posted on 04/07/2013 1:14:34 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Cyprus - the beginning)
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To: Luke21
"Wouldn’t this Benedict Arnold have made a great president?"

I can't stand the SOB but I'd crawl on my hands and knees to vote for him over 0.

13 posted on 04/07/2013 1:15:27 PM PDT by skimbell
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To: opentalk
CFR - you didn't understand the Constitution.

Bill Cunningham - you didn't understand 0bama.

POWs - you didn't understand loyalty.

Steve Schmidt - you didn't understand conservatives.

ANWR - you didn't understand the Glowbull Warming hoax.

The only thing you understand, McCain, is money so go tell your pimp Soros that he's not paying you enough!

14 posted on 04/07/2013 1:15:27 PM PDT by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: Third Person

“Senile, or liberal...”

___

or RINO A$$hole.


15 posted on 04/07/2013 1:15:31 PM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: Third Person
Traitor.
16 posted on 04/07/2013 1:15:52 PM PDT by carriage_hill (The most insidious power the news media has, is the power to ignore.)
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To: opentalk

McLame hasn’t understood a lot for many years now. I really believe we’re seeing the first signs of senility.


17 posted on 04/07/2013 1:16:00 PM PDT by bgill
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To: opentalk
I guess he doesn’t understand the Constitution either.
18 posted on 04/07/2013 1:16:13 PM PDT by lula ( What America needs is men of Character in congress, we have enough characters.)
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To: opentalk

ping


19 posted on 04/07/2013 1:16:50 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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Fight the Leftist Gun Grabbers.
Support Free Republic.


20 posted on 04/07/2013 1:17:33 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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