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    Re: Harry Reid prepares Senate to go ‘nuclear,’ end nomination filibusters

    All Sen. Reid appears to be saying is if Senate Republicans are going to reneg on an agreement on their part to stop stonewalling confirmation of presidential appointments, he will end filerbustering in the Senate and go with a simple majority vote. Frankly, I think this is long overdue not due to political ideology but because it just makes sense.If a Senator disagrees with a matter, he should voice his displeasure durning open debate. Senators shouldn't be allowed to just ramble on non-stop about anything the majority of which has absolutely nothing to do with the subject at hand or the bill as proposed. The filerbuster is nothing more than a tool used by disgruntled blowhards who just want to stall an issue or kill a vote. Both sides have done it. It's beyond time to end this obstructionist practice
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    Re: Harry Reid prepares Senate to go ‘nuclear,’ end nomination filibusters

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Senators come from the entire state of all the people in that state. Representatives usually come from highly gerrymandered districts that are not always an accurate representation of the people of that state.

    I guess this is something that can be argued both ways all day long without resolution.
    You it more right than wrong. Duly elected Senators do represent a vasy majority of a given state whereas Congressmen primarily represent their voti g districts.
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    Re: Harry Reid prepares Senate to go ‘nuclear,’ end nomination filibusters

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    How many times did they even have anyone else to run up against him? Someone that did represent all of Arizona. How many times did the Repubs support him and tank any other Repub that refused to step back and not challenge him.
    If we are to go by your logic (which is a fair argument mind you) then one must assume that the only reason Sen. MCconnel still ranks supreme in KY is because his campaigns ha e been successful at running off every primary candidate who has tried to run against him. Thus, allowing hi m to run for re-election unopposed. But I guess it's as they say, "If you can't stand the heat get out of the kitchen."
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    Re: Harry Reid prepares Senate to go ‘nuclear,’ end nomination filibusters

    Quote Originally Posted by davidtaylorjr View Post
    That assumes that on every issue every representative always votes with the majority of their district. We know good and well that is not alwasy the case.
    It doesn't really assume that, no. If we were going to only do anything based on a 50%+ vote in a district, we'd be a direct democracy instead of a representative democracy. You vote for a person to use their judgment about how to vote in Congress.
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Harry Reid prepares Senate to go ‘nuclear,’ end nomination filibusters

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    If we are to go by your logic (which is a fair argument mind you) then one must assume that the only reason Sen. MCconnel still ranks supreme in KY is because his campaigns ha e been successful at running off every primary candidate who has tried to run against him. Thus, allowing hi m to run for re-election unopposed. But I guess it's as they say, "If you can't stand the heat get out of the kitchen."
    Well I could look at Illinois.....like Durbin and over the Gun issue. He keeps getting relected. Mainly thru Chicago and its suburbs. Even though most in the State and even the City want to be able to carry a firearm. Yet everytime he votes lock, stock and barrel with the Democrats and that Outfit in Chicago.

    Just how is doing what the people want when he argues against it even nationally? How is representing his people when he stands with the minority and even against the Constitutional Right to bear arms?

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    Re: Harry Reid prepares Senate to go ‘nuclear,’ end nomination filibusters

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Well I could look at Illinois.....like Durbin and over the Gun issue. He keeps getting relected. Mainly thru Chicago and its suburbs. Even though most in the State and even the City want to be able to carry a firearm. Yet everytime he votes lock, stock and barrel with the Democrats and that Outfit in Chicago.

    Just how is doing what the people want when he argues against it even nationally? How is representing his people when he stands with the minority and even against the Constitutional Right to bear arms?
    I won't get into the gun rights debate other than to say I think most gun rights enthusiasts purposely have the argument wrong. I will say that Sen Durbin does what any Senator would do during a re-election campaign - go where your population of your potential voting block is the densest (ie, population density).
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    Re: Harry Reid prepares Senate to go ‘nuclear,’ end nomination filibusters

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    Harry Reid prepares Senate to go 'nuclear,' end nomination filibusters - Washington Times



    Democrats better get rid of Reid, the man is an unhinged gang weasel. If the Reps regain the Senate, there will be hell to pay.
    Republicans threatened the nuclear option when Bush was in office, and Republican supporters said absolutely nothing about them being unhinged. Here's the deal. When Bush was president, he was entitled to have an up or down vote on the judges he nominated, and I disagreed with the Democrats' obstruction of those judges. It is good that a compromise was reached. Now that Obama is in office, he deserves the same consideration, whether you or I like it or not. I only hope that a compromise will be reached this time too. If it isn't, then the Democrats will do exactly as the Republicans would have done under Bush, had a compromise not been reached at that time.
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    Re: Harry Reid prepares Senate to go ‘nuclear,’ end nomination filibusters

    I think he should be put on the terrorist watch list for saying "go nuclear".
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    If certain gun guys are insulted by that? Good, they should be ashamed: the rest of US are sick and tired of having our intelligence insulted[/i].



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    Re: Harry Reid prepares Senate to go ‘nuclear,’ end nomination filibusters

    Quote Originally Posted by MACS-24 View Post
    I think he should be put on the terrorist watch list for saying "go nuclear".
    You just posted those words on the internet. I'd report you to the NSA, but they already know.
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Harry Reid prepares Senate to go ‘nuclear,’ end nomination filibusters

    I'd say let them do it. If your opposition stands in your way, smash harder. This goes for Republicans too.
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