Skip to comments.2020 Dems take aim at filibuster, say Senate tradition should 'go the way of history'
Posted on 03/21/2019 5:23:19 PM PDT by antidemoncrat
Add Beto ORourke to a growing list of Democratic presidential candidates who are considering scrapping long-standing Senate procedure in hopes of passing a sweeping progressive agenda should they make it to the White House.
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What a shock....when liberals cant get their way....they want to change the rules....
Save a ton and just have One party ,D’oh
Mitch is a gutless deep stater, but truth is I doubt he had or has now the votes to undo it.
The filibuster rule allows the majority to get away with doing nothing and not have to take the blame. End it now.
If the GOP had any balls, they would have ended it two years ago.
Think of how much lighter our chains will feel, knowing we took the high ground!
Exactly. Its a recipe for creeping socialism where the GOP can say they oppose current laws, but actually support it. McCain and Obamacare.
Isn’t this a Senate rule? The Dems would have to win the Senate.
Not exactly. All the Democrats have to do is tell the Republicans what they want. The Republicans will make it happen.
The filibuster was never meant to be used like the demotards use it. It was supposed to be a rare thing where the minority party could stop the majority BUT ONLY if they got up there and delayed things by talking nonstop. It required serious effort
The current version is just the minority party declares a filibuster on everything and stops the majority and has to make no effort.
Stupid turtle should have gotten rid of it two years ago.
Yep stupid turtle should have done it already. he didn't though because he doesn't really want the senate to do anything.
If the repubs become the minority and try to use the filibuster the way the dems do, it will be repealed in no time flat.
Im OK with an actual filibuster. Stand and talk or sit and vote.
“The most common form of filibuster occurs when one or more senators attempt to delay or block a vote on a bill by extending debate on the measure. The Senate rules permit a senator, or a series of senators, to speak for as long as they wish, and on any topic they choose, unless “three-fifths of the Senators duly chosen and sworn” (usually 60 out of 100) bring the debate to a close by invoking cloture under Senate Rule XXII.”
And a judge will find whatever Dems want to be constitutionally cool.
I'm okay with that. The Republican wimps never use it anyway...
Stalinists lie. Always
They will cram anything down your stupid serf throat they can.
They are DESPOTIC.
Whenever the Commie Rat Reds do something, it is “settled”.
Whenever the Republicans try to do the same it’s “literally Hitler!”
The stupid party just never learns.
Republicans have to be the biggest idiots there are!
You mean “our friends across the isle” want to screw us? NEVER!
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