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REPUBLICANS SAY THEY'D RESTORE FILIBUSTER IF IN POWER
Big Government ^ | May 25, 2014 | Kerry Pickett

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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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: filibuster; nuclearoption; senate; traditionalists
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1 posted on 05/25/2014 8:56:52 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Bratch

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.


2 posted on 05/25/2014 9:00:47 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Bratch
hey idiots....fight fire with fire....nice guys finish last....why don't you just all hold hands and sing kumbaya, you idiots...

if elected, we expect YOU to fight tooth and bone and if that means using democrat tricks, then by God, use them....

3 posted on 05/25/2014 9:00:51 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Bratch

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.


4 posted on 05/25/2014 9:02:34 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: Bratch

Not surprising because most of them really are demorats.


5 posted on 05/25/2014 9:03:40 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Rembrandt

Pubbies SHOULD NOT change a thing make them LIVE with what they
voted for PERIOD!!!!!!


6 posted on 05/25/2014 9:04:23 PM PDT by Kit cat (OBummer must go)
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To: Bratch

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.


7 posted on 05/25/2014 9:05:37 PM PDT by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: Bratch; All
Nothing Shall Happen.
(Doormat GOP/e shall remain Doormats)
which means; the (little/fly-over) people lose..
Establishment/Federal bureaucracy wins.

8 posted on 05/25/2014 9:06:22 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: Bratch

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.


9 posted on 05/25/2014 9:06:28 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE

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.


10 posted on 05/25/2014 9:07:50 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: cherry

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!


11 posted on 05/25/2014 9:08:09 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: cherry
Amen! Fire with fire! So the D's changed to the dirty rules The R's change them back, then what's to stop the Dems to do it again??

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.

12 posted on 05/25/2014 9:08:35 PM PDT by HeartlandOfAmerica (An army of deer led by a lion is more to be feared than an army of lions, led by a deer.)
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To: Bratch

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.


13 posted on 05/25/2014 9:08:51 PM PDT by FlipWilson
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To: gaijin

‘Atomic melvins’? Is that the infamous ‘birth control wedgie’ or am I off in the weeds here?


14 posted on 05/25/2014 9:11:14 PM PDT by Viking2002 (Liberals - destroyers of both men and civilizations. The Fourth Turning Cometh.)
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To: All

I will believe it when I see it, and when the first filibuster actually occurs, you know, a “real” one...


15 posted on 05/25/2014 9:14:16 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: Bratch
IDIOTS
16 posted on 05/25/2014 9:15:55 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: cherry
hey idiots....fight fire with fire....nice guys finish last....why don't you just all hold hands and sing kumbaya, you idiots... if elected, we expect YOU to fight tooth and bone and if that means using democrat tricks, then by God, use them....



What a bunch of losers - THE GOP SHOULD BE RUNNING ON A TICKET OF HUSSEIN/HOLDER IMPEACHMENT NOT HOW WE WILL BE FOGIVING OF THE RAT PARTY.

Won't be getting my vote.
17 posted on 05/25/2014 9:17:12 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Bratch

I’m sure it will get 100% Democrat support.


18 posted on 05/25/2014 9:17:42 PM PDT by Tzimisce
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To: Bratch

Which is why they’ll never again drink from that cup.


19 posted on 05/25/2014 9:18:54 PM PDT by Dogbert41 (Up yours NSA !)
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To: Bratch

20 posted on 05/25/2014 9:20:25 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: Viking2002

‘birth control wedgie’, oh man, that’s good, ahhahah…!

No, you are RIGHT ON TARGET…!

Oh man, that one is funny! ^_^


21 posted on 05/25/2014 9:22:28 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

22 posted on 05/25/2014 9:24:03 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Bratch

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)


23 posted on 05/25/2014 9:24:18 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: gaijin

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!


24 posted on 05/25/2014 9:26:45 PM PDT by Viking2002 (Liberals - destroyers of both men and civilizations. The Fourth Turning Cometh.)
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To: FlipWilson
If they kept the current rules in place, the Senate Republican leadership would actually have to do something.
25 posted on 05/25/2014 9:32:10 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Bratch

How f***ing stupid and spineless are these people? They’re acting like whipped dogs.


26 posted on 05/25/2014 9:33:42 PM PDT by BinaryBoy ("Immigration Reform" is ballot stuffing)
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To: Bratch

Big Whup!

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.


27 posted on 05/25/2014 9:34:23 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Bratch

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.........


28 posted on 05/25/2014 9:35:21 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (Moderation in temper is always a virtue; moderation in principle is always a vice. Paine)
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To: All

The democrats Booed GOD at their convention...and the GOP did not even use it in an ad. Why does this surprise anyone?


29 posted on 05/25/2014 9:36:25 PM PDT by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: Bratch

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.


30 posted on 05/25/2014 9:37:13 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Bratch

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.


31 posted on 05/25/2014 9:38:51 PM PDT by virgil (The evil that men do lives after them)
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To: Bratch

No! Make democrats live with what they imposed on the minority.


32 posted on 05/25/2014 9:50:39 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: RginTN

Elect us and we’ll let the Democrats stay in charge!


33 posted on 05/25/2014 9:51:20 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: cableguymn

Sheesh, this is the same playbook that killed the R party.

R Nuts Party, The Stupid Party.

Laughable.

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?


34 posted on 05/25/2014 9:52:00 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: GeronL

Dole did that when Republicans had a one seat majority..


35 posted on 05/25/2014 9:56:24 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: Bratch
So it goes Nick Lowe
36 posted on 05/25/2014 9:56:39 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Bratch

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.


37 posted on 05/25/2014 10:04:47 PM PDT by jameslalor
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To: Bratch
Senator Ted Cruz is NOT quoted in this article.

I'll wait to hear from him.

38 posted on 05/25/2014 10:12:39 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: jameslalor

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.


39 posted on 05/25/2014 10:19:58 PM PDT by QuisCustodiet1776 (Live free or die.)
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To: Bratch
Sorry, Mitchy, but the Dems have declared this to be a knife fight and even if you take the knife away it is far, far too late to go back to the Queensbury rules. Which reminds me of this scene from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

Rules? In a knife fight?

And I would love to see Harry Reid treated like Harvey Logan... but I don't expect it.

40 posted on 05/25/2014 10:28:05 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: Bratch

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.


41 posted on 05/25/2014 10:30:58 PM PDT by RPTMS (I know you're a nincompoop, and I strongly suspect you of being a scalawag!)
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To: Bratch

Live up to you word, Sen. McConnell. Return the filibuster rules.... on the last day of Obama’s administration.


42 posted on 05/25/2014 10:35:58 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Every time you say no to a liberal, you make the Baby Barack cry.)
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The vain bastards can go to Hell.


43 posted on 05/25/2014 10:47:10 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Bratch
I don't think Leonides of the Trojans would agree.....

Spartans...what is your profession?

44 posted on 05/25/2014 10:49:09 PM PDT by spokeshave (OMG.......Schadenfreude overload is not covered under Obamacare :-()
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To: Bratch

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.


45 posted on 05/25/2014 10:56:07 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: Bratch

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.


46 posted on 05/25/2014 11:17:51 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (I don't want to feel "safe." I want to feel FREE!)
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To: pepsionice
It’s like professional wrestling....sometimes the good guys pretend to be bad guys

That's very funny! Perfect analogy. . .especially the media as "Mean Gene". . .brilliant!

47 posted on 05/25/2014 11:29:10 PM PDT by McBuff
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To: Bratch
STUPID "Establishment Republicans" !
Wouldn't know how to USE power, even if they had it.
NEVER AGAIN, will I vote for an "Establishment Republican" !
49 posted on 05/25/2014 11:36:53 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Rembrandt

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.


50 posted on 05/26/2014 12:15:35 AM PDT by zencycler
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