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Mitch McConnell: Id prefer to leave the filibuster intact for Democrats next year...(Abridged)
Hot Air ^ | May 22, 2014 | BY ALLAHPUNDIT

Posted on 05/26/2014 10:27:48 AM PDT by Bratch

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Mitch McConnell: I’d prefer to leave the filibuster intact for Democrats next year if we take back the Senate

Not as bad as the other article.

Quite frankly, as long as Barack Obama is President, the filibuster rules are meaningless to a Republican majority.

1 posted on 05/26/2014 10:27:48 AM PDT by Bratch
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To: Bratch

Ditch Mitch.


2 posted on 05/26/2014 10:32:35 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Bratch

“But in a speech in January he indicated that he would aim to focus on areas of consensus”

Also known as across the aisle bending over.....


3 posted on 05/26/2014 10:34:34 AM PDT by Reddy (bo stinks)
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To: Paladin2

Did he also say he would POWER SHARE with Harry /


4 posted on 05/26/2014 10:36:14 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Bratch
Quite frankly, as long as the republican leadership is supporting the liberal agenda with procedural votes, a republican majority is meaningless.

The liberal republican party must be destroyed.

/johnny

5 posted on 05/26/2014 10:39:44 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Bratch

Like any doormat, Mitch McConnell’s olive branch will be gladly accepted, and then it will be used to whip his fat turtle face until he cries and offers to do Harry Reid’s homework for him all semester long.


6 posted on 05/26/2014 10:40:32 AM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: molson209

If the ,Rats are going to regain the Senate in ,16, why does he need to be re,elected in ,14?


7 posted on 05/26/2014 10:41:12 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Bratch


8 posted on 05/26/2014 10:42:18 AM 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: Bratch

Does anyone really think that Harry Reid is not going to change the filibuster rules back to the super majority rule in the lame duck session, if and when he loose the speaker-ship?


9 posted on 05/26/2014 10:43:52 AM PDT by Falcon4.0
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Mitch is assuming an awful lot here: 1) He will be re-elected; and, 2) the Republicans will take the Senate.

Right now, I don’t see either happening.


10 posted on 05/26/2014 10:46:29 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Shoot cops that shoot dogs.)
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Is he counting his chickens before they hatch?

Dumb cluck!


11 posted on 05/26/2014 10:47:13 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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uhhhh...if the Dems lose the US Senate, won't Reid bring back the old rules during the lame duck session? If I were a dem in the US Senate, that's what I'd do.

And the 'pubs will love it. They'll have cover for not passing constitutional conservative issues.

12 posted on 05/26/2014 10:47:24 AM PDT by grania
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Remember when Boehner pledged that all bills would come to the floor for a vote? He lied.

Mitch is lying. If he becomes Majority leader he will not give the Dems an even break. Count on it.


13 posted on 05/26/2014 10:49:11 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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Mitch may very well lose in the general election.

/johnny

14 posted on 05/26/2014 10:51:40 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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Yes and I think Mitch is saying whatever he can think of to get a few Democratic votes in the general election.


15 posted on 05/26/2014 10:54:00 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Paladin2

Hairy and Mitch, two fools.


16 posted on 05/26/2014 10:54:45 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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It really does not matter what Mitch says.
He will be applying for a job at Trent Lott’s Lobbying Firm after the
general election.

He has pissed off every conservative in KY.
The Bushites in KY will show up in full force at the polls.

However, don’t expect KY conservatives to crawl over glass to send
McConnell back to congress. Even the help of McConnell’s
Mini-Me, Rand Paul, won’t be enough to get enough conservatives
to the polls.

As McConnell remains behind in the coming polls, look for the GOPe’s
in DC to force McConnell to announce he will not seek re-election to
his leaderless post as a final desperate attempt to save that GOP seat.

Will it work? That depends on what KY conservatives decide to do.


17 posted on 05/26/2014 10:56:11 AM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: Georgia Girl 2
He'll need those liberal democrat votes, because after he vowed to crush conservatives, they may well not vote for him.

I know I won't be voting for Cornyn in the general election. His key cloture vote that allowed Reid to remove the debt limit proved that he won't govern conservatively.

/johnny

18 posted on 05/26/2014 10:56:41 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Paladin2

In addition, I’m sure he’d like to “reach out” to the democrats in order to give them an equal representation on committees and as chairmen, just like his mentor Trent Lott did. If the Senate goes to the GOP, watch for the demands from Reid’s mob, just like Daschle orchestrated, and look for Mitch to cave.


19 posted on 05/26/2014 10:56:47 AM PDT by DPMD
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Mitch doesn’t have to cave. He agrees with the Democrats.


20 posted on 05/26/2014 11:03:45 AM PDT by sheana
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