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Senate Dems weaken GOP power with major filibuster rule change
http://www.foxnews.com ^ | November 21, 2013 | FoxNews/AP

Posted on 11/21/2013 10:17:57 AM PST by Para-Ord.45

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To: celmak

No they won’t. The Repukelicans are too gutless to use it to its benefit; I would expect that they will change it back if they ever get the majority in the Senate again.


41 posted on 11/21/2013 10:40:17 AM PST by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: glorgau
What goes around, comes around.

how so?? unless you are speaking to the fact that everybody dies at some point. this level of corruption in DC will not just go away or get voted out.

42 posted on 11/21/2013 10:41:06 AM PST by drypowder
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To: molson209

“Well it’s the only way Obama can get friends and relatives into positions of power for the Big Take Over and Obama declares himself President For Life.”

Clearly the Democrats and their backers are doing everything possible to seize power over the United States permanently. I don’t buy the notion that Obama wants to be president for life, I think he’s just a puppet. Watch him, it’s obvious he can’t wait to tee-off on a big golf course somewhere in Hawaii in early 2017 without all these distractions.


43 posted on 11/21/2013 10:41:11 AM PST by Junk Silver
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To: Para-Ord.45

Another reason senators should be appointed by state legislatures.


44 posted on 11/21/2013 10:41:19 AM PST by gotribe (Vladimir Putin is MY President)
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To: gaijin

This is tyranny.

But ... we have been seeing tyranny for years. The underhanded manner in which 0bamacare was passed is tyranny. The complete ignoring of Constitutional limits on government power is tyranny. The use of government largesse (AKA stolen money) to buy votes is tyranny. Regulatory taking of property is tyranny.

We’re up to our ears in tyranny.


45 posted on 11/21/2013 10:42:00 AM PST by NorthMountain
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To: TheRhinelander
Just wait until 2014. They will live to regret they ever did this.

I'm thinking Dingy Harry will "cave to the pressure" and change the rule back in the lame duck period of the Dems lose in 2014, '16 or as long as he is emitting green house gas on this earth.

46 posted on 11/21/2013 10:42:03 AM PST by IamConservative (The soul of my lifes journey is Liberty!)
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To: Para-Ord.45

This is treason!


47 posted on 11/21/2013 10:42:05 AM PST by woofer2425 (Obama inhales immensely!)
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To: gaijin
We've called, written, typed, memoed, tweeted, barfed, screamed and I don't know what else, gaij.

What can we do short of ...

48 posted on 11/21/2013 10:43:32 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: Hardastarboard

Perhaps this is the REAL reason the Senate has invoked the nuclear option NOW.. Because they are afraid the House ‘Repeal of Obamacare Bill’ might actually PASS in the Senate if Republican votes are counted.


49 posted on 11/21/2013 10:43:53 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: Para-Ord.45
Senate minority leader, Mitch McConnell (R-KY), was heard lamenting “How could Sen. Reid do this?” That's the problem with being a squish, Mitch. You're always surprised when the Donkeys blind side you. Mitch, the Donkeys are the ENEMY; they are NOT your friends. The Senate “Republicans” — with exceptions like Mike Lee and Ted Cruz — are RINOs reaching across the aisle to their political enemies.

Also, there's talk that the so-called “nuclear option” is only in place so long as the Donkeys hold the Senate. If they lose control in 2014, Senate rules reset and the old filibuster rules of 60 votes for cloture make a come back.

50 posted on 11/21/2013 10:44:02 AM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: woofer2425
This is treason!

So?

You think the gutless pansies in the GOP are going to do anything about it?

51 posted on 11/21/2013 10:44:20 AM PST by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: Para-Ord.45

Don’t worry, once the tea party works its butt off to get a GOP Senate majority in 2014, the GOP will change it right back again—in the spirit of bipartisanship.


52 posted on 11/21/2013 10:45:29 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: NorthMountain
PHASE IV OF THE FASCIST COUP
53 posted on 11/21/2013 10:46:03 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: taildragger

Well done.


54 posted on 11/21/2013 10:46:23 AM PST by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

“The Enabling Act”


55 posted on 11/21/2013 10:46:35 AM PST by Ray76
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To: Para-Ord.45

Shiftless Harry Reid is a lying Stalinist scumbag and by his own words “Un-American”.

FUHR, eternally.


56 posted on 11/21/2013 10:47:35 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Para-Ord.45

One thing that occurs to me is those three “winnable” Senate seats we lost in 2012 are looming pretty large right now. We threw away two perfectly winnable seats (MO and IN) by candidates saying stupid things and being stupid enough to fall into the ‘Rat traps, and the one seat in MT that the lousy Libertarian handed to the ‘Rats. Those three votes (assuming the ‘Rats who voted with us this time did so again) would have been enough to block Reid’s coup. Like everyone here is fond of saying, elections have consequences, and those three seats that were tossed away (well, really two, and one spited away) have pretty big consequences right about now.


57 posted on 11/21/2013 10:47:56 AM PST by chimera
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To: Para-Ord.45

58 posted on 11/21/2013 10:48:02 AM PST by McGruff (Obama lied. Period!)
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To: pawpawrick; Slings and Arrows; GeronL; Revolting cat!
Professional crooks cover all options.There is language in what was forced through that says if the Senate changes hands,rules revert back to a super-majority.Rules and laws only apply to republicans.

Just as with the Obamacare exemptions, we are seeing the Stalinist "Animal Farm" Orwell wrote lived large.

59 posted on 11/21/2013 10:48:55 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Para-Ord.45
America is no longer a republic.

We've been downgraded to a simple democracy.

Mob rule is now the norm.

60 posted on 11/21/2013 10:49:26 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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