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Why you can't fix stupid:Republicans Say They'd Restore Filibuster If in Power
breitbart ^ | 5/26/14 | k ppickett

Posted on 05/26/2014 6:00:09 AM PDT by bestintxas

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.

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), known for his 13-hour filibuster last March against CIA Director John Brennan, filibustered Barron on Wednesday, but as a result of Reid’s recent

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The GOP establishment strikes again.

No wonder why libs laugh at the idiots who run the GOP

1 posted on 05/26/2014 6:00:09 AM PDT by bestintxas
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Fools. Will they do this as they are “reaching across the aisle” to the degenerate LIBs or before? Haven’t these GOPe losers learned anything? Apparently not.


2 posted on 05/26/2014 6:04:25 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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The Democrats decided to change the rules. If they lose the Senate, then they need to live with the consequences of the other party using the same simple majority to ram things through.


3 posted on 05/26/2014 6:04:27 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (et)
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To: bestintxas

“F” troop strikes again. It would be proper to win the Senate first, of course. It would also be proper to show the Dems what a Senate, without ANY filibuster, looks like and feels like.


4 posted on 05/26/2014 6:04:36 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Global Warming is caused by illegal immigrants!)
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To: bestintxas

Republicans don’t want to make changes. Republican Party MO is to do nothing, complain and blame the other guys.


5 posted on 05/26/2014 6:05:45 AM PDT by caltaxed
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To: bestintxas
These damn fools. You don't show your best cards to the biggest cheats at the table, and after they've already stacked the deck.
6 posted on 05/26/2014 6:07:09 AM PDT by Viking2002 (Liberals - destroyers of both men and civilizations. The Fourth Turning Cometh.)
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To: bestintxas

GOP waxing nostalgic and stupid once again as always —


7 posted on 05/26/2014 6:09:01 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: bestintxas

Is it really so surprising? We have people right here on FR every single day that demand that we march to the polls come November and elect the very people that would do this.

“Those” people in DC only can do the things they do to destroy America because of the people here and sites everywhere giving them the power to do it. So in fact, we DO have the government we very much deserve. No, not conservatives, but everyone else. Simple math folks. If you willfully vote for closeted Democrats, expect them to come out of that closet when it hurts you most.


8 posted on 05/26/2014 6:10:42 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: bestintxas

Actually, it’s probably because the eGOP’s know that if the RATs lose control in the November elections they will reinstate the Filibuster before they have to give up control of the Senate in January.


9 posted on 05/26/2014 6:11:07 AM PDT by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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I made this point before, I’ll make it again. If Obama is in power, and the Republicans run the Senate (or if they don’t), I LIKE THE FILIBUSTER, as it forces at least some conservative Republicans to support anything or anyone going through the Senate.

In other words, with a filibuster, 41 votes can block one of Obama nut-jobs from getting a cabinet post, or getting on a court - without the filibuster 51 votes are needed to block. 41 votes means that all of the RINOs can side with the Democrats, and yet still NOTHING gets through if the conservatives hold together, and that includes gun control, global warming, nothing.

When, and if, a Republican becomes president, then we should end the filibuster, for sure.


10 posted on 05/26/2014 6:12:10 AM PDT by BobL
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To: bestintxas

I challenge ANYONE to coherently explain to us all why both the parties (establishment) are not just one in the same. The ONLY solution is now to go third.

As Admiral Farragut proclaimed upon entering Mobile Bay; “Damn the torpedoes!” said Farragut, “Four bells. Captain Drayton, go ahead! Jouett, full speed!”

In jolly ole England, the PKIP just proved that principles win over party.


11 posted on 05/26/2014 6:12:17 AM PDT by mazda77
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Oh, swell, just like the way Trent Lott fell all over himself in his eagerness to ‘share’ power with Tom Daschle.

The GOP-E has never learned that there is no education in the second kick of the rat donkey.

12 posted on 05/26/2014 6:15:47 AM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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Reid’s power grab “has turned the Senate into the House.”

Nonsense. That was accomplished 101 years ago. Popularly elected, six year reps mean 5.5 years of unaccountability.

But hey, just keep voting like always. That'll change everything. The return of republican freedom is just around the corner.

13 posted on 05/26/2014 6:16:46 AM PDT by Jacquerie (To restore the 10th Amendment, repeal the 17th. Article V.)
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We're told to vote pubbie because a victory by the rats in 2014 and The Hildebeast in 2016 means the end of America.

Well, to put those amoral leftists back in power would indeed be the end.

If our very freedom and property depends on the outcome of an election or two, do we live in a constitutional republic?

14 posted on 05/26/2014 6:22:15 AM PDT by Jacquerie (To restore the 10th Amendment, repeal the 17th. Article V.)
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I’d let the Dems suffer for at least the first term of a Republican presidency. THEN go back to the way it was.


15 posted on 05/26/2014 6:24:10 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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IF [big IF] the GOP does win the Senate, they should leave the Dem changes in place -- and force the Dems to live under the changes.

IF [bigger IF] McConnell thinks changing the rules back to the pre-Dem era will endear him to the Dems, he is delusional.


16 posted on 05/26/2014 6:26:23 AM PDT by TomGuy
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Bring it back as long as Obama is in the White house. They can stop nutty judges easier. Get rid of it again if a Republican wins in 2016.


17 posted on 05/26/2014 6:27:02 AM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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No wonder why libs laugh at the idiots who run the GOP

Fixed it!

18 posted on 05/26/2014 6:28:18 AM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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No wonder why libs laugh at the idiots who run the GOP

They are not idiots! They are traitors!

It's not that they are fools. It's that they understand that their job is to maintain just the pretense that there is any opposition to socialism. They are playing a role, pretending to "fight for the conservative cause", while selling it out whenever their true masters tell them to "take a dive".

For the most part, the apparent "conflicts" in Congress have as much reality as a scripted pro-wrestling battle.

19 posted on 05/26/2014 6:28:22 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: bestintxas
Illustration of the central thesis:
1) $100 falls into your hands.
2) If you haven't eaten in 3 days, you would trade the $100 for an egg sandwich.
3) You eat OK, but you need gas in the car to get to work, So you spend some right away and hold on tight to the rest for expenses tomorrow.
4) If you already had $100, you might think about buying a frying pan and some eggs and a loaf of bread and selling egg sandwiches to scoop up some of those loose $100 bills.
If you can meet your basic needs, you can INVEST to make more. The big problem today is that lots of people mistakenly think internet access is a "human right", a basic need.
INVESTORS make the world a better place by making frying pans and eggs widely available, at affordable prices for any person to go into business for themselves.
INVESTORS ("The Evil Rich") make the modern world possible. Get the government out of the way and you'll see more of 'em.
20 posted on 05/26/2014 6:29:19 AM PDT by Macoozie (1) Win the Senate 2) Repeal Obamacare 3) Impeach Roberts)
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