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Resistance on Method
for Curbing Filibuster

New York Times, by Jennifer Steinhauer

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 11/29/2012 5:11:21 AM

WASHINGTON — Senator Harry Reid of Nevada knew he would anger Republicans when he threatened to change the rules of the Senate to make it harder for the minority to gum up legislation. But he is also running into resistance from fellow Democrats about the way those rules would be changed — essentially by ramming the changes through with 51 votes, rather than with the agreement of two-thirds of the Senate, which is how rule changes are meant to be made.(Snip)“I don’t like the nuclear option,” said Senator Bill Nelson, Democrat of Florida.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: strikingviking, 11/29/2012 11:08:40 AM     (No. 9039341)

The NYT has a hilarious history of fiercely defending the filibuster when Pubbies are in control and lambasting it when Dhimmi´s are in control.

Personally, I would like to see the filibuster ended.

It is not authorized by the Constitution. The only super majority voting requirements are clearly defined in particular instances, e.g. over-riding a veto.

In the here and now, if the Dhimmi´s destroy the filibuster and ram through their socialist policies, the Pubbies will be clearly defined as favoring free market, small government policies. Let the Left take complete ownership and watch the resulting failures take their toll.

Eventually, the American people will wake up to the fact that our problems are not caused by George W. Bush or the conservatives in the House, but by the Leftists led by Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, and Barack Obama.


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