Skip to comments.Ed Markey can't wait to retake the Senate, so Dems can restore the filibuster.
Posted on 04/11/2017 11:00:59 AM PDT by Sean_Anthony
Anyone buying that? No? OK
Neil Gorsuch has been confirmed to a lifetime SCOTUS appointment, theres nothing they can do about it, and Democrats are furious. Lefties who demanded the nuclear option be employed when they were in power, are simply aghast that the GOP has called Harry Reids bluff and used it against them. Remember, as Reid famously said, Let them do it, why would we care.
The BS flag is flying high.
Didn’t they do that during 43’s term in 2003?
And will they restore the part that Harry Reid threw out because Republicans were using it?
Democrats will NEVER restore the filibuster. It has been a major obstacle to their mob rule order of business when they hold the majority, and they shall not induce the Republicans to bring it back so long as they remain the minority.
There was never anything sacred about the filibuster anyway.
More malarkey from Markey.
The Senate has always been overrated in discussions of "great deliberative bodies." Let's just say that notion ended with the passage of the 17th Amendment.
Anyone who ever believes one word that Markey says is a complete fool.
Yep...it’s all BS the commie operatives in DC propagate!
Psss, hey Ed, you can still filibuster in the senate you just have to do it the old fashioned way, of standing up and talking and talking and talking, you just can’t do the pretend crap anymore and BTW your good friend Democrat Senator Reid killed the pretend crap, just saying Ed...
Such an ass. I saw him a couple years ago in a nearby Labor Day parade. I stuck out my wallet and yelled, “Ed, just take the whole thing and get it over with!”
He smiled and waved.
Don’t hold your breath Eddie.
Ed Morrissey at Hotair quoted Tom Daschle in a Daily Caller article:
“Unfortunately, Democrats have far dirtier hands when it comes to the erosion of the institutional pillars of the Senate than Republicans going all the way back toyou know, they used to do filibusters in the House and the Senate. And the Senate the House took them away in the 1830s, and the Senate began taking them away under Woodrow Wilson in 1917then getting rid of the talking filibuster in the 70sand then the whole budget process was a Democratic product, and that was in my view a procedural disaster.
Then we lowered the threshold from 67 to 60. That was a Democratic effort. And then in 2013, we took it away completely for nominations and that was Democratic. So, Democrats who may lament this institutional deterioration, I think theres a lot of history here that cant be explained away.”
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