Skip to comments.REPUBLICANS SAY THEY'D RESTORE FILIBUSTER IF IN POWER
Posted on 05/25/2014 8:56:52 PM PDT by Bratch
The Democrats majority in the Senate is on the line this election season, and if Republicans take back control, the GOP will need to decide on new rules for the new Congress in the upper chamber. Some Republican members are willing to go back to way things were before Harry Reid took the gavel.
In the wake of the recent controversial nomination of Judge David Barron, author of the memo which gave a legal basis to kill Americans abroad with drones, to the first U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Republicans became apoplectic after getting word that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid threatened to change the filibuster rules on federal nominees again to make the process favor the majority further. Don Stewart, spokesman for Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, told Breitbart News on Wednesday that McConnell has already made it clear that, should the Republicans take back the Senate, decisions on rules will be made among conference members.
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ACT LIKE WINNERS.
Atomic melvins, noogies, swirlies in the locker room, screw their girlfriends, SCREW THEM.
Enough of this, “We’ll be GOOD winners, crap”, they UNDERSTAND bullying.
if elected, we expect YOU to fight tooth and bone and if that means using democrat tricks, then by God, use them....
When Republicans regain the majority in the Senate, I’m all for reverting to the pre-Hairy protocols BUT ONLY AFTER cleaning up some of the Shiite that the Dims have foisted on the country. AND WITH THE SIMPLE MAJORITY THE RULE, improve other protocols.
Set a target of January 1, 2018 as a good day to revert to the pre-Hairy protocols, but only a target.
Not surprising because most of them really are demorats.
Pubbies SHOULD NOT change a thing make them LIVE with what they
voted for PERIOD!!!!!!
They are making one hell of an assumption that they will get control of the senate..
With the crap they are currently pulling and their history of grabbing defeat from the jaws of victory..
I bet they can’t pull off even 50 seats total.
Jeez....Let’s see, Rand Paul, Juan McCain and Little Lindsey Graham. The three of them should jointly be known by the name “Pussy Galore”.
They’re ALWAYS ready to carry the DemocRATS’ water for them.
It’s like professional wrestling....sometimes the good guys pretend to be bad guys, and vice-versa. It’s all scripted, and only the lobbyists know who will be the actual winner at the conclusion of each match. And MSNBC and Fox News serve as “Mean Gene” the announcer...keeping you focused and all upset.
In 2010, we gave the Republicans:
* control of the US House of Representatives,
* dozens of new Representatives in the House with fire-in-the-belly,
* AND ALL THE HOUSE REPUBLICANS DID WAS TO BECOME CHRONIC DOORMATS TO DEMOCRATS!
I dunno about the R party even WITH the TP in control of it.
So it appears to me that America has a choice between two political parties:
The corrupt, insane D's or the stupid, pu$$y R's.
That's not a choice. That's national suicide.
What a bunch of losers. We win, we lose, we lose, we lose. Fight by the enemy’s rules, oh no. We need to be nice so the media will like us and we can get invited to all the best cocktail parties.
‘Atomic melvins’? Is that the infamous ‘birth control wedgie’ or am I off in the weeds here?
I will believe it when I see it, and when the first filibuster actually occurs, you know, a “real” one...
I’m sure it will get 100% Democrat support.
Which is why they’ll never again drink from that cup.
birth control wedgie, oh man, that’s good, ahhahah !
No, you are RIGHT ON TARGET !
Oh man, that one is funny! ^_^
Why should we vote for them? Why give the GOP-e power?
It’s like giving a chimpanzee a machine gun. He doesn’t know what it is, what it’s for or what to do with it. He’s as likely to shoot you.
Or worst of all, he starts talking. He starts saying things like, “I won’t use this as they would have used it, because we’re better than that ....”.
He rolls over when they nominate homosexual judges. He says nothing when they were machinegunning us. He ... (rant continues in my mind for another 15-20 minutes)
Yeah, that’s the one where your skivvies go so far up between your glutes, it takes your cojones and your progeny with it! ROTFLMAO!
How f***ing stupid and spineless are these people? They’re acting like whipped dogs.
Get back to me when you are ready to govern according to the Constitution in a limited-government fashion.
Get back to us when you get a back-bone and decide to represent the citizens vs. your Corporate Cronies who feed you with campaign cash.
Maybe if the Republican ‘leadership’ weren’t such WEINIES we could get this country back on a successful path. Doesn’t look to happen anytime soon.........
The democrats Booed GOD at their convention...and the GOP did not even use it in an ad. Why does this surprise anyone?
i would make the dems live under their rules.
well YOU GUYS made the rule, now live under it.
i so much think the gop leadership is in cahoots with the democrats. sh1t like this just confirms it, b/c i know they aren’t stupid.
It does no good to be magnaminous. Democrats are not gentlemen or ladies - they’re barely civilized. Republicans should go nuclear on everything until after the mess is cleaned up. Shove it down their throats like they did.
No! Make democrats live with what they imposed on the minority.
Elect us and we’ll let the Democrats stay in charge!
Sheesh, this is the same playbook that killed the R party.
R Nuts Party, The Stupid Party.
This happens when we vote for democrats with an “R” behind their name.
So, when is this Tea Party business within the party suppose to start working?
Will we have to dump another nominee again? DOLE, MCCain, Romney? Next?
Dole did that when Republicans had a one seat majority..
The comments in this thread, coupled with the abuses by liberals, illustrates rather vividly that the republic truly is dead.
A free nation cannot function when the a majority of the electorate subscribes to the ideals professed by either liberals or most of the respondents to this thread.
If you are complaining about someone restoring an essential check and balance to our gutted system then you are just as responsible for the death of this country as any rampaging progressive lib.
Well HELLO. The Republic IS dead. Has been for a long time. It’s just that the corpse is stinking now.
You think the comments above are harsh? Pfft. I’m all for rounding up the collectivists and doing to them what they plan for us. You know: re-education camps or executions.
I’m all for doing it today. But I’m 10 years ahead of the curve.
It is because I’m a heartless bastard? No - it’s because I would like to keep the entire planet from slipping back into the dark ages for 500 years.
And I would love to see Harry Reid treated like Harvey Logan... but I don't expect it.
IF they win the Senate, they should leave the current rules in place for as many days in session as the Dems had in session after the rule change. Then they can change it back.
Live up to you word, Sen. McConnell. Return the filibuster rules.... on the last day of Obama’s administration.
The vain bastards can go to Hell.
In other words “We won! Now we’ll bend over and let Harry and the Henchmen spank our butts.”
Never again will I vote for a republican. It’s third party or save my gas.
If the so-called republicans win back control of the Senate this November, it’s the democrats that will restore the filibuster in December, during the lame duck session.
Then the dems will dare the GOP to end the filibuster in January, which the GOP will not. They’re not called the Stupid Party for nothing.
That's very funny! Perfect analogy. . .especially the media as "Mean Gene". . .brilliant!
One more thing to add to your list - publicly declare that the GOP will be providing just enough votes to restore the filibuster IF every Democrat votes for it.