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4 Pinocchios for Obama claim that Republicans have ‘filibustered 500 pieces of legislation’
Washington Post ^ | May 9, 2014 | By Glenn Kessler

Posted on 05/11/2014 8:41:52 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee

“Here’s what’s more disconcerting. Their [Republicans'] willingness to say no to everything — the fact that since 2007, they have filibustered about 500 pieces of legislation that would help the middle class just gives you a sense of how opposed they are to any progress — has actually led to an increase in cynicism and discouragement among the people who were counting on us to fight for them.”

– President Obama, remarks at a DCCC dinner, May 7, 2014

In addressing a dinner of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in Los Angeles, President Obama made a rather striking claim — that Senate Republicans have filibustered “500 pieces of legislation that would help the middle class.”

Regular readers knows that The Fact Checker has objected to the way that Senate Democrats tally these figures, but the president’s claim makes little sense no matter how you do the numbers. The Facts

First, some definitions: A filibuster generally refers to extended debate that delays a vote on a pending matter, while cloture is a device to end debate. Filibusters are used by opponents of a nominee or legislation, while cloture is filed by supporters.

Since 2007, there have been 527 cloture motions that have been filed, according to Senate statistics. This is apparently where Obama got his figure. But this tells only part of the story, as many of those cloture motions were simply dropped, never actually voted on, or “vitiated” in the senatorial nomenclature. . .

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People like Obama prefer lying to telling the truth because it gives them the illusion of controlling reality.
1 posted on 05/11/2014 8:41:53 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
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To: Brad from Tennessee

All Communists are ends justify the means liars, so there’s nothing new here. What’s new is the Washington Post calling Obama out for his lies.


2 posted on 05/11/2014 8:51:10 AM PDT by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war,and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
the fact that since 2007, they have filibustered about 500 pieces of legislation that would help the middle class just gives you a sense of how opposed they are to any progress — has actually led to an increase in cynicism and discouragement among the people who were counting on us to fight for them.

Unsubstantiated garbage of saying nothing in a dozen different ways.

But if true, then the Republicans were doing their job. We need less laws... not more to unfetter the economy.

3 posted on 05/11/2014 8:53:10 AM PDT by John123 (US$ - I owe you nothing. Euro - Who owes you nothing.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Usurpian-in-Chief, - - Crock Obama . . .


4 posted on 05/11/2014 9:11:53 AM PDT by trailz
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To: Brad from Tennessee
When Obama speaks, he is not talking to you and I. He has his "base, " and that is his sole focus. Perception is reality. All he has to to do is feed it.pretty simple

They sitting over their laughing their butts off watching us go crazy, knowing what we think does not make one bit of difference.

5 posted on 05/11/2014 9:15:00 AM PDT by saywhatagain
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To: Brad from Tennessee
There are strategic lies and exaggerations, and then there are lies that are just bizarre, that show the liar to have a tenuous grasp of reality.

This lie is one of the second kind.

6 posted on 05/11/2014 9:15:09 AM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: John123
Under the post-2010 configuration of power in Washington the only tool congressional Republicans can use is often gridlock.
7 posted on 05/11/2014 9:15:51 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

People believe the media and believe that the Republicans are obstructionists. However, that can be a positive for the voters. We don’t know yet and won’t know until November. So far the primaries are showing that the voters want experienced politicians and not inexperienced politicians like Obama. I think experience is going to be important for quite a few more elections due to Obama being such a disaster due to his non existent experience. Nobody should run for any office without years of experience. That is what I am getting from the voters so far.


8 posted on 05/11/2014 9:17:39 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: napscoordinator

Obama speaking = Obama lying.


9 posted on 05/11/2014 9:30:16 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Don Corleone

Can they just put four Pinocchio’s next to his presidency?


10 posted on 05/11/2014 9:35:05 AM PDT by mothball
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To: DJ Taylor

“What’s new is the Washington Post calling Obama out for his lies.”
This is safe enough for the Post to do. Obama isn’t running again. Hillary will be portrayed as the ‘new broom’ that will sweep out all the problems that reside in both parties...
Some lib or a lib entity that appears to turn on the dems should not be trusted to continue in that direction. I am sure that any off-the-plantation statements are calculated.


11 posted on 05/11/2014 9:39:00 AM PDT by ArtDodger
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Obammy can say stuff like that because he knows he can get away with it; the media won't ever fact-check him.

Of course, anyone who challenges him will get Joe-the-plumber'd.

12 posted on 05/11/2014 9:40:13 AM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Barry sure is racking up the Pinocchios since the commie ‘RATS started getting so desperate. He has almost as many Pinocchios as he has smidgens.


13 posted on 05/11/2014 10:15:46 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

He’s typical of most muslims. Lying is a way of life.


14 posted on 05/11/2014 10:27:18 AM PDT by sneakers
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To: Brad from Tennessee

500? Not nearly enough — filibustering every corrupt, freedom-destroying scheme the Democrats exude is the duty of any decent representative. Obama thinks he is entitled to rubber stamp approval.


15 posted on 05/11/2014 11:19:40 AM PDT by Chewbarkah
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To: FlingWingFlyer
He has almost as many Pinocchios as he has smidgens.

Brilliant!

16 posted on 05/11/2014 3:37:39 PM PDT by Prov1322 (Enjoy my wife's incredible artwork at www.watercolorARTwork.com! (This space no longer for rent))
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To: Brad from Tennessee

“The more impediments to legislation, the better.” — Heinlein


17 posted on 05/11/2014 5:11:19 PM PDT by Captain Compassion
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To: Brad from Tennessee

We need to wipe 10 pages of law and regulation for every new one created.


18 posted on 05/12/2014 4:36:07 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Only four? That’s a six Pinocchio if I ever heard one!


19 posted on 05/12/2014 6:27:12 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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