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Reid Forces Senate All-Nighter on Iraq
NewsMax.com Wires ^ | Tuesday, July 17, 2007 | NewsMax

Posted on 07/16/2007 7:05:31 PM PDT by Anita1

U.S. Senate Democrats, hoping to raise pressure on President George W. Bush and his fellow Republicans to pull troops from Iraq, have scheduled an around-the-clock war debate starting on Tuesday.

"I think that the American people deserve what we're doing and that is focusing attention every minute of the day on what is going wrong in Iraq," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told reporters on Monday in unveiling the rare marathon work day.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: democrats; iraq; reid; troops; war
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Reid said the Senate will stay in session all night Tuesday and into Wednesday to debate war policy and a Democratic plan requiring the pull-out of all U.S. combat troops from Iraq by the end of April 2008.

Democrats have all but publicly acknowledged that they will be unable to pass their end-the-war amendment because opposition Republicans are insisting on 60 votes for a victory.

Reid said that without the Republicans' procedural hurdle, a simple majority of the 100-member Senate would vote for the troop withdrawal, with "a number of Republicans" supporting it.

With recent polls showing growing U.S. public opposition to the war, now in its fifth year, and widespread frustration with Congress' lack of progress in ending it, Democrats have vowed to force votes in coming months on Bush's Iraq policy . . .

Besides legislation calling for a mandatory withdrawal of troops, other Senate amendments were likely to be voted on this week, including a Republican plan asking Bush to prepare to possibly begin withdrawing troops by year-end.

Democratic leaders dismissed any legislation that does not force Bush to remove troops. "The president won't change unless we require him," said Sen. Charles Schumer, a New York Democrat . . .

1 posted on 07/16/2007 7:05:32 PM PDT by Anita1
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To: Anita1

stunt


2 posted on 07/16/2007 7:06:32 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: Anita1
the American people deserve what we're doing

You just might be right about that.

3 posted on 07/16/2007 7:07:24 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Anita1

All you need is one Republican who objects to everything and calls a quorum call after every single Democratic speech. That way, ALL of the dems lose the night’s sleep, or else the Senate automatically goes out of session.


4 posted on 07/16/2007 7:09:42 PM PDT by The Old Hoosier (Right makes might)
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To: The Old Hoosier

5 posted on 07/16/2007 7:10:52 PM PDT by Corin Stormhands (I drink coffee for your protection.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

REID: “I think that the American people deserve what we’re doing . . .”

Like I’ve heard said:

AND - “We DESERVE the government we get!!”

I hate to say it - but it IS coming to pass!


6 posted on 07/16/2007 7:12:51 PM PDT by Anita1 (Stand for what's right - not for what is leftist! Duncan Hunter for President in '08!!)
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To: Anita1

I know one thing I would like to force....and that is Reid right into an Al Qaeda torture house in Baghdad and then ask his opinion on the war 24 hours later...if he even lasted.


7 posted on 07/16/2007 7:14:59 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (No one gets to their heaven without a fight)
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To: Anita1
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8 posted on 07/16/2007 7:15:45 PM PDT by don-o (End Freepathons forever. Do the RIGHT thing. Become a monthly donor)
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To: The Old Hoosier

That’s great! ... quorum calls again and again and again.... How many need to be present for a quorum? 50%? 60? 70?? U forget. And if there is no quorum (all but 1 or 2 ‘Pubs out off the floor) then what happens?

Great Idear, ya old Hoosier ya.


9 posted on 07/16/2007 7:16:38 PM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: Anita1

They stab our soldiers in the back in plain sight and none dare call it treason. For God’s sake, Mr. Bush, just say it! The soldiers are fighting they deserve you fighting for them.


10 posted on 07/16/2007 7:25:25 PM PDT by Williams
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To: Anita1
"I think that the American people deserve what we're doing

24/7 whining? Yeah, everybody loves that.

11 posted on 07/16/2007 7:26:37 PM PDT by JennysCool ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule." -Mencken)
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To: Anita1

“focusing attention every minute of the day on what is going wrong in Iraq”

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Every Democrat plan leaves Troops in Iraq, they need to answer for that.

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12 posted on 07/16/2007 7:28:10 PM PDT by Son House (>Every Democrat plan leaves Troops in Iraq, they need to answer for that.<)
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To: Doogle

Are we finally going to hear poor Exhausted Harry’s response to the question “What do you think will happen after we withdraw?”


13 posted on 07/16/2007 7:30:57 PM PDT by cookcounty (Forgotten in the verbal fray: Saddam killed, on average, 6,223 muslims per month, ---for 27 years.)
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To: Doogle

Are we finally going to hear poor Exhausted Harry’s response to the question “What do you think will happen after we withdraw?”


14 posted on 07/16/2007 7:34:23 PM PDT by cookcounty (Forgotten in the verbal fray: Saddam killed, on average, 6,223 muslims per month, ---for 27 years.)
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To: Anita1

I used to try to pull all-nighters too, in college...trying to dodge a grade I probably deserved!! Not sure ever really made much difference....


15 posted on 07/16/2007 7:35:14 PM PDT by mo
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To: Anita1
Dingy Harry wants to go all night for defeat? He still won't get the 60 votes.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

16 posted on 07/16/2007 7:36:03 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Anita1
Isn't the "60 vote requirement" something the dim's pounded us with when they were the minority party. Shoe's on the other foot and it pinches a bit, don'tchano? As it stands right now I'd rather have the Senate in a procedural pi$$ing match then actually passing crappy legislation.

Regards,
GtG

17 posted on 07/16/2007 7:37:13 PM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: mo

Well, the Vets for Freedom are going to be in D.C. tomorrow. I think the least we can do is bombard the Republican Senators with phone calls to their offices. I for one am sick and tired of hearing that “most” Americans are against the war. That is simply not true. Most Americans want us to WIN in Iraq and are not happy that we haven’t been tough enough. Sure we’re tired of a P.C. war.


18 posted on 07/16/2007 7:40:37 PM PDT by WVNan
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To: goldstategop

Do you think this stunt will kill Senator Byrd?


19 posted on 07/16/2007 8:06:07 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (Bolshecrat, the amoral party of what if and whine.)
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To: Doogle
stunt

Exactly. And a poor one at that.

20 posted on 07/16/2007 8:16:08 PM PDT by JustaCowgirl
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To: Anita1
Reid said the Senate will stay in session all night Tuesday and into Wednesday

No problem for Hairy Reid since his oozing yeast infection was going to keep him up all night anyway. When asked about his malady the Majority Leader said, "The worst thing is that it burns so badly when I pee."

21 posted on 07/16/2007 8:18:57 PM PDT by bikerMD (Beware, the light at the end of the tunnel may be a muzzle flash.)
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To: Anita1

Vote the Democrat bastards out.


22 posted on 07/16/2007 8:20:42 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Our first responsibility is to keep the power of the Presidency out of the hands of the Clintons.)
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To: Anita1
"I think that the American people deserve what we're doing and that is focusing attention every minute of the day on what is going wrong in Iraq,"

I started to underline, or highlight, or use bold, or italics; but the entire quotation is...just....so....much.....(!)

In reply,
'Yuppers!
That's just what the American People deserve.
After all, half or more of them voted you slimeballs into office.

23 posted on 07/16/2007 8:25:36 PM PDT by norton
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To: Anita1

Too bad they brainstorm all night on how best to surrender, instead of how to win.

Thank God these cretins weren’t sitting in office during World War Two.


24 posted on 07/16/2007 8:30:13 PM PDT by DakotaRed (Liberals don't rattle sabers, they wave white flags)
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To: depressed in 06
Do you think this stunt will kill Senator Byrd?

Byrd's been dead for a while. They just been pulling a Weekend at Bernie's for the last few years.

25 posted on 07/16/2007 8:54:08 PM PDT by Domandred (Eagles soar, but weasels never get sucked into jet engines)
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To: Anita1

Why couldn’t the ‘Rats use the “nuclear option” that Frist was threatening them with on the judicial appointment issues?

I’m not too versed in what it would accomplish..


26 posted on 07/16/2007 9:38:12 PM PDT by submarinerswife
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To: submarinerswife

The Senate is mostly about history and precedent...at least anything that goes outside of what the Constitution says. Judicial appointments are by history and precedent not filibustered. The Constitution seems to indicate that as well, although a few cretins have attempted to convince that it ALLOWS for it (but I don’t think so).

That’s why there was the possibility of going nuclear as you said. To overcome the fact that the Dems were filibustering judicial nominees...A BIG NO NO.

In this case there would be no grounds whatsoever for trying to go nuclear.


27 posted on 07/16/2007 9:46:34 PM PDT by txrangerette (Congressman Duncan Hunter for POTUS...check him out!!)
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To: submarinerswife
Why couldn’t the ‘Rats use the “nuclear option” that Frist was threatening them with on the judicial appointment issues?

They could, actually. Frist's comments were with respect to JUST changing the rules for Presidential appointments. A change for all issues would mean that the Senate would forevermore be run by the party in the majority, a situation that both sides deeply fear.

(There's also a potential Constitutional issue, but I think it'd be a non-starter)

28 posted on 07/16/2007 9:48:20 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg
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To: Doogle
BFD! For what we pay then in salary and perqs and the seriousness of the issues pulling all-nighters should be a regular occurrence.
29 posted on 07/16/2007 9:49:12 PM PDT by Natural Law
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To: Doogle
BFD! For what we pay them in salary and perqs and the seriousness of the issues at hand pulling all-nighters should be a regular occurrence.
30 posted on 07/16/2007 9:50:47 PM PDT by Natural Law
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To: Anita1

Are Reid and Schumer still awake?

Is this on CSPAN?


31 posted on 07/16/2007 9:53:27 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: The Old Hoosier

**All you need is one Republican who objects to everything and calls a quorum call **

Good idea!!

Are the Republicans doing this?


32 posted on 07/16/2007 9:55:01 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: depressed in 06

You may be kidding, but he certainly is not up to it for long.


33 posted on 07/16/2007 9:57:57 PM PDT by RobbyS ( CHIRHO)
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To: Admin Moderator

I haven’t checked CSPAN to see if this is on, but if it is — is there a LIVE THREAD for it?


34 posted on 07/16/2007 9:58:19 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: txrangerette; ArmstedFragg

So since we know that the Dems don’t give a rat’s arse for the Constitution what would stop them from changing these rules also?

They constantly misinterpret and bastardize it shamelessly.


35 posted on 07/16/2007 10:03:46 PM PDT by submarinerswife
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To: Anita1

Breakout the cheese

36 posted on 07/16/2007 10:05:02 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (RINO cleaner - the backbone restorer)
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To: Anita1
Reid, you ignorant slut. GO POUND SAND!
37 posted on 07/16/2007 10:05:34 PM PDT by Bush gal in LA
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To: submarinerswife

The ability to stop legislation they don’t like when they’re in the minority is more valuable to them than the ability to prevail when they’re in the majority. For one thing, prevailing means actually having to be responsible for the outcome.


38 posted on 07/16/2007 10:08:20 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg
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To: Salvation

Yes, I tried to listen but chose to read Michael Yon’s newest posts instead. I’m not good at listening to the wind.


39 posted on 07/16/2007 10:11:12 PM PDT by huldah1776 (Worthy is the Lamb.)
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To: Doogle

Who’ll keep Harry awake?


40 posted on 07/16/2007 10:29:52 PM PDT by pankot
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To: Anita1

Un-american bastard.

Bring back the HCUAA!


41 posted on 07/16/2007 11:18:24 PM PDT by roses of sharon
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To: popdonnelly
Vote the Democrat bastards out

I believe this will happen.   Americans did not vote for defeat.   

42 posted on 07/16/2007 11:29:48 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: bikerMD

IF true - Heehee! Heehee! Heehee!

LOL!

I HOPE it’s TRUE!


43 posted on 07/17/2007 12:50:16 AM PDT by Anita1 (Stand for what's right - not for what is leftist! Duncan Hunter for President in '08!!)
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To: bikerMD

IF true - Heehee! Heehee! Heehee!

No wonder he has that sour face! LOL!

I HOPE it’s TRUE!


44 posted on 07/17/2007 12:51:46 AM PDT by Anita1 (Stand for what's right - not for what is leftist - the Dims! Duncan Hunter for President in '08!!)
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To: The Old Hoosier

The only thing that would’ve made me watch this is if Santorum was still in office. He would be just the guy for that job...plus he’d spend all night giving these idiots lessons in Constitutional law. Then again, you can’t teach a pig to sing.


45 posted on 07/17/2007 1:10:04 AM PDT by lonevoice (It's always "Apologize to a Muslim Hour"...somewhere)
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46 posted on 07/17/2007 2:27:17 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: All
Another all-nighter from the Dems. Are they going to bring their sleeping bags, or in their case their headstones?


47 posted on 07/17/2007 3:00:11 AM PDT by whatisthetruth
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To: whatisthetruth

Lets do an all-nighter too..and melt the switchboard again...call the cloakroom..can someone repost the cloakroom number and the switchboard number?..lets do it again!!!


48 posted on 07/17/2007 4:46:31 AM PDT by burrite
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To: Doogle
"stunt"

Yes, and I wonder whether it was coordinated, far in advance, with ABC News video of soldier in Iraq talking about lack of sleep. ABC News = 'rats

49 posted on 07/17/2007 5:21:20 AM PDT by LZ_Bayonet (There's Always Something.............And there's always something worse!)
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To: Anita1

This arrogant schumuck, Schumer, is my senator! Gag! He wants to abandon our troops while our troops want to win - and can win - except that the limpwristed politicos are runnint the show.


50 posted on 07/17/2007 6:05:51 AM PDT by juliej (vote gop)
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