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    Re: Senate approves nuclear option

    Quote Originally Posted by Visbek View Post
    And numerous conservatives were all ready to end the filibuster in 2005.

    Why the flip? Because the Republicans have abused a procedural rule that was formerly used in a limited fashion.

    When circumstances change, so do the reasons for our decisions.
    "limited fashon" ????

    LOL...

    You may as well claim that ONLY PROGRESSIVES have the right to filibuster...

    There are no "limitations" on filibustering. There are no "limits" and any member of congress can filibuster any time they want..

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    Re: Senate approves nuclear option

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    "limited fashon" ????

    LOL...

    You may as well claim that ONLY PROGRESSIVES have the right to filibuster...

    There are no "limitations" on filibustering. There are no "limits" and any member of congress can filibuster any time they want..
    Actually, no. You should probably do just a little research before you open your mouth.



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    Re: Senate approves nuclear option

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    "limited fashon" ????

    LOL...

    You may as well claim that ONLY PROGRESSIVES have the right to filibuster...

    There are no "limitations" on filibustering. There are no "limits" and any member of congress can filibuster any time they want..
    Not anymore.
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    The sad fact is that having a pedophile win is better than having a Democrat in office. I'm all for a solution where a Republican gets in that isn't Moore.

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    Re: Senate approves nuclear option

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyrylek View Post
    Rather, because people in power seek to expand and solidify their power. Reid was right defending filibuster as a form of checks and balances, and he is wrong doing away with it now that his party is in charge.
    Who first coined the phrase and threatened to use the "nuclear option"?

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    Re: Senate approves nuclear option

    Quote Originally Posted by Buck Ewer View Post
    Who first coined the phrase and threatened to use the "nuclear option"?
    Senator Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) first suggested using a ruling of the chair to defeat a filibuster of judicial nominees in February 2003. The code word for the plan was "Hulk". Weeks later Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss.) coined the term nuclear option because the maneuver was seen as a last resort with possibly major consequences for both sides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moderate Right View Post
    The sad fact is that having a pedophile win is better than having a Democrat in office. I'm all for a solution where a Republican gets in that isn't Moore.

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    Re: Senate approves nuclear option

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post

    There are no "limitations" on filibustering.
    There are now.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Senate approves nuclear option

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyrylek View Post
    Rather, because people in power seek to expand and solidify their power. Reid was right defending filibuster as a form of checks and balances, and he is wrong doing away with it now that his party is in charge.
    With the level partisan behavior that exists now... I've absolutely no doubt that the repubs would've have pressed the nuclear option button when they got back in power anyways so the dems had nothing to lose by doing it now.
    Quote Originally Posted by Moderate Right View Post
    The sad fact is that having a pedophile win is better than having a Democrat in office. I'm all for a solution where a Republican gets in that isn't Moore.

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    Re: Senate approves nuclear option

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    Typical progressive anti-democracy games...... When you cant plug the judicial system with your progressive socialist/communist judges - just change the rules/system so you can....

    This present administration and Senate is the most disgusting, vile and fascist group of idiot tyrants I have ever seen in my day or even read about in United States history books...... These progressives are disgusting with their attempted recalls, quorums and lawsuits....

    All these pathetic losers want is the courts to be padded with progressive communist sympathizing judges so they can file a lawsuit every time a law is passed that goes against their agenda - prop 8 is a perfect example - which ultimately allows them to circumvent democracy via ONE JUDGES RULING...

    This is called authoritarianism..... If you don't like a law that has been passed run to a judge that will deem in "unconstitutional" on nothing more than political ideology/affiliation.
    The Republicans brought it upon themselves, they are the authoritarians



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    Re: Senate approves nuclear option

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Actually, no. You should probably do just a little research before you open your mouth.



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    No, I know how our government works thank you!

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    Re: Senate approves nuclear option

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    No, I know how our government works thank you!
    If you did, you wouldn't say that. There are 435 members of Congress who are never allowed to filibuster. Care to guess who they are?


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    Too bad we have to observe human rights.

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