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Harry Reid is Considering Rule Change to Block Filibuster
Townhall.com ^ | May 18, 2013 | Heather Ginsberg

Posted on 05/18/2013 4:14:30 PM PDT by jazusamo

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Dingy Harry sounds like a broken record on the nuclear option.
1 posted on 05/18/2013 4:14:30 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

“Most ethical Congress ever,” eh Nancy???


2 posted on 05/18/2013 4:16:44 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: jazusamo

The UN gun treaty is up for review and ratification. This is likely to shut down any attempts to filibuster that treaty and make the UN registration the law of the land.


3 posted on 05/18/2013 4:18:23 PM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: a fool in paradise

This would take away the right to filibuster.

The Dem Senate’s main concern for Americans as well!


4 posted on 05/18/2013 4:18:49 PM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: jazusamo

Dingy Harry should be thrown out for being an absolute idiot!


5 posted on 05/18/2013 4:19:33 PM PDT by KwHorn77 (The GOP needs to get some Nads.)
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To: jazusamo

Tyranny!


6 posted on 05/18/2013 4:19:52 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: a fool in paradise
“Most ethical Congress ever,” eh Nancy???

In a world in which there is no sin...and everything is relative...there are no ethics.

This kind of thinking is pre-Judea/Christian.

Take what you want and have sex with whomever, indeed, whatever you want. There is no right or wrong...how can there be ethics.

This is the world of the Left...welcome to ancient history.

7 posted on 05/18/2013 4:22:35 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama's Chechens are coming home...to roost.)
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To: rarestia

Could have something to do with it but I believe the treaty ratification requires a 2/3 vote of those present. Of course Dingy Harry may have a way around that too.


8 posted on 05/18/2013 4:22:36 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo

They are desperate...they cannot afford another election before they have completely destroyed the country.


9 posted on 05/18/2013 4:22:43 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (The Government is actively preparing to go to War with a significant portion of its own Citizens.)
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To: rarestia
And then there are the FRdoubters
10 posted on 05/18/2013 4:22:53 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: onyx

BUMP!


11 posted on 05/18/2013 4:23:17 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: rarestia

BHO2 is pushing really hard for a civil war, isn’t he?


12 posted on 05/18/2013 4:23:32 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: rarestia
“The UN gun treaty is up for review and ratification.”

The UN treaty needs 2/3’s of the the Senators present to pass. A filibuster will not apply.

13 posted on 05/18/2013 4:24:29 PM PDT by HenpeckedCon (What pi$$es me off the most is that POS commie will get a State Funeral!)
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To: SatinDoll; Daffynition
BHO2 is pushing really hard for a civil war, isn’t he?

Barry Obama Before Obama Barries You

14 posted on 05/18/2013 4:26:29 PM PDT by bigheadfred ( barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: jazusamo

I LOVE IT!!!

The Senate made a mess of Bush-43’s court appointments and many, many, other things - even though the Dems only had 43 votes. They simply filibustered EVERYTHING.

Now they think it’s unfair - FINE!!! We will get power back, at least for a short time (until Amnesty ends it all for us). During that time, it sure would be nice to get people on to the courts with a majority vote.


15 posted on 05/18/2013 4:28:19 PM PDT by BobL (To us it's a game, to them it's personal - therefore they win.)
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Please bump the Freepathon or click above and donate or become a monthly donor!

16 posted on 05/18/2013 4:30:26 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo; P-Marlowe

Obviously, Harry is trying to change the discussion from Benghazi, IRS, AP Snooping.

How do you do that? Start a fight.


17 posted on 05/18/2013 4:30:31 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: jazusamo; NorthernCrunchyCon; UMCRevMom@aol.com; Finatic; fellowpatriot; MarineMom613; ...
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18 posted on 05/18/2013 4:31:09 PM PDT by narses
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To: rarestia
The UN gun treaty is up for review and ratification. This is likely to shut down any attempts to filibuster that treaty and make the UN registration the law of the land.

Filibuster makes no sense in the case of a Treaty because it takes 67 votes to pass, which is a higher threshold than the 60 votes to stop a filibuster.

19 posted on 05/18/2013 4:31:37 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: BobL

If the GOP retakes the senate, it’s first action will be to revert to the former rules on filibuster and allow the democrats to block them at every turn.


20 posted on 05/18/2013 4:31:59 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: bigheadfred
Wayne? Wayne is that you?
21 posted on 05/18/2013 4:33:25 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: BobL

Agreed, they abused the filibuster. If the Rats do this they’ll be crying like babies when the Republicans are back in control.


22 posted on 05/18/2013 4:34:47 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo

Where did this “nuclear option” come from anyway? Did a democrat first think of it?


23 posted on 05/18/2013 4:34:49 PM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a gamer not because I choose to have no life, but because I choose to have many.)
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To: KwHorn77

Today’s Washington Times Headline says it all!

“Harry Reid Hangs Wiener Out to Dry!”

http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/watercooler/2011/jun/7/miller-harry-reid-hangs-weiner-out-dry


24 posted on 05/18/2013 4:35:14 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: jazusamo
He's a fraidy-cat.

and a crook.

25 posted on 05/18/2013 4:36:07 PM PDT by redhead (NO GROUND TO THE DEVIL! Use Weaponized Prayer)
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To: xzins

Very likely, my FRiend.


26 posted on 05/18/2013 4:36:16 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: Daffynition

its waynes world out there


27 posted on 05/18/2013 4:36:57 PM PDT by bigheadfred ( barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: rarestia

“The UN gun treaty is up for review and ratification. This is likely to shut down any attempts to filibuster that treaty and make the UN registration the law of the land.”

BINGO


28 posted on 05/18/2013 4:37:12 PM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: jazusamo

Harry will be 74 this December.I take some comfort in the fact that I will very likely outlive him.Watching him go in the ground is going to be great.


29 posted on 05/18/2013 4:37:13 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: wastedyears

I don’t know and also don’t know why it’s referred to as the nuclear option, it’s really only a change of the Senate rules.


30 posted on 05/18/2013 4:39:38 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo

old Harry is not looking too happy in that photo...

folks we need to work hard to retake the Senate and send a message to HUSSEIN...


31 posted on 05/18/2013 4:41:59 PM PDT by haircutter (,,,)
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To: bigheadfred
LOL...It is you Wayne!

{{{FReegards}}}


32 posted on 05/18/2013 4:42:28 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: rarestia

FUBO,Harry Reid and the UN.


33 posted on 05/18/2013 4:42:29 PM PDT by boomop1 (term limits will only save this country.)
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To: KwHorn77

The first thing we should do upon recapturing the senate is reinstitute that rule.


34 posted on 05/18/2013 4:43:00 PM PDT by chooseascreennamepat (Democrats are experts at redefining words.)
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To: jazusamo

But ol’ Dirty Harry plays a mean banjo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tqxzWdKKu8


35 posted on 05/18/2013 4:44:14 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: jazusamo

I seem to recall that Boehner said he would not consider any bill from the senate if the filibuster rule is changed.


36 posted on 05/18/2013 4:45:08 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: jazusamo

The word “scu*bag” could be explained completely with one word; progressive.

IMHO


37 posted on 05/18/2013 4:46:41 PM PDT by ripley
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The Dems obviously believe that our side will never again have control of our Government. With all the Dem lying, cheating and stealing in the recent election, sadly they may be right.


38 posted on 05/18/2013 4:46:57 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy)
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To: Farmer Dean
Harry will be 74 this December.I take some comfort in the fact that I will very likely outlive him.Watching him go in the ground is going to be great.

I used to think it was not gentlemanly of us to say things like this, but that is what the Rat bastar-- think of us, so F them. I am sure many people would love to relieve themselves........Well, you know what I mean.

39 posted on 05/18/2013 4:47:34 PM PDT by Mark17
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To: Daffynition
did you ever grow...

i would but then everbody would pick on me

40 posted on 05/18/2013 4:48:07 PM PDT by bigheadfred ( barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: jazusamo

harry is a hateful, bitter, lying, weazen old bastard. literally.


41 posted on 05/18/2013 4:48:42 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: Jim Robinson

ROFL!!

I love it, and he does look like a young Harry.


42 posted on 05/18/2013 4:48:50 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo
Supposedly because resort to the maneuver will blow up the Senate; so, from their point of view, it's more than a mere rules change.

I think it would be an appropriate change, but it does tickle me that Reid would be credited with poisoning the well.

43 posted on 05/18/2013 4:51:26 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: jazusamo

Every single Republican, Tea Party and even Democrats for that matter should be saying one thing right now and one thing only:

ABOLISH THE IRS!


44 posted on 05/18/2013 4:52:28 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (NO MORE IRS!)
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To: bigheadfred
Yeah. But do you have your own fragrance, named after you?


45 posted on 05/18/2013 4:52:46 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: jazusamo

It’s about the UN Small Arms Treaty, among other things.


46 posted on 05/18/2013 4:53:19 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (An economy is not a zero-sum game, but politics usually is.)
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To: jazusamo

Barrack Obama is backing Harry Reid.

Obama doesn’t get a vote in the Senate.

backing him how by asking Dems to vote with crazy harry?? Hell: They do that in lockstep anyway.

Maybe he will call McCain to disgrace himself again.


47 posted on 05/18/2013 4:54:16 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: jazusamo

Whose turn is to post previous threads showing his rank, abject hypocrisy in his praise of the filibuster — “the only thing saving this country from ruinous Republican tyranny” or somesuch — when Democrats were a minority in the Senate.


48 posted on 05/18/2013 4:54:24 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: HenpeckedCon
The UN treaty needs 2/3’s of the the Senators present to pass. A filibuster will not apply.

That means only 34 Senators are needed for ratification, genius. That's why a filibuster matters.

49 posted on 05/18/2013 4:55:19 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (An economy is not a zero-sum game, but politics usually is.)
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To: Cboldt

Bump.


50 posted on 05/18/2013 4:56:58 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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