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    Re: Senate deals blow to 'Don't ask, don't tell' repeal in 56-43 vote

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    Prof,

    No Super Majority means no progress for Republican positions. Not only can they not get 60 votes in the Senate, but they also can't get Obama to sign off on them. The next 2 years are going to suck for Republicans a great deal. They won't be able to do ****.
    Actually if you stop to think about it its perfect. Obama will continue to fail and the best part is his reign of destructive bills will come to a spectaular halt.

    We will use that to weed out more of the bile infecting Congress and of course the Presidency
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    Re: Senate deals blow to 'Don't ask, don't tell' repeal in 56-43 vote

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    Actually if you stop to think about it its perfect. Obama will continue to fail and the best part is his reign of destructive bills will come to a spectaular halt.

    We will use that to weed out more of the bile infecting Congress and of course the Presidency
    Have at it. Maybe you can even have Palin run and win in 2012. The Mayans did say the world was going to end by then. You might as well do your best to fulfill the prophesy.

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    Re: Senate deals blow to 'Don't ask, don't tell' repeal in 56-43 vote

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    Doesn't matter. Even if an act of Congress repealed DADT but left the rulestanding, it is within the President's ability to overturn.
    So what's stopping him?
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Senate deals blow to 'Don't ask, don't tell' repeal in 56-43 vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    We should just change the constitution to say 60 votes in the senate already. That's the point we've come to anyway, thanks to the idiotic filibuster rules the Senate has.
    It's only idiotic until somethings passed by Republicans you don't agree with. people seem to forget Washington has a cycle.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Senate deals blow to 'Don't ask, don't tell' repeal in 56-43 vote

    I'm going to laugh my ass off when DADT goes to SCOTUS and they rule against it because it's Unconstitutional.
    That's the only way we're going to be rid of it.
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    Re: Senate deals blow to 'Don't ask, don't tell' repeal in 56-43 vote

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    Have at it. Maybe you can even have Palin run and win in 2012. The Mayans did say the world was going to end by then. You might as well do your best to fulfill the prophesy.
    I know you put a lot of stock in those predictions of people involved in human sacrifice but most of us do not.

    A one term Obama is whats in order
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    Re: Senate deals blow to 'Don't ask, don't tell' repeal in 56-43 vote

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    I think Republicans are in deep. Nobody in history has used filibuster while in a minority as much as they have this last year. I think we now have a government where you need 60 votes in Congress before you can get anything passed, no matter how popular it is. If 75% of Americans can support repeal of DADT and it can get shut down, then nothing is too popular to be shot down by filibuster.
    I doubt that the 75% you talk about, and I really doubt that number, but let's say I accept it for the sake of argument, I doubt their is enough of that 75% who are really passionate about the issue to make a difference in voting in November. Especially for people who would vote Republican.

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    Re: Senate deals blow to 'Don't ask, don't tell' repeal in 56-43 vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    So what's stopping him?
    An act of Congress.

    In other words, there's a Federal law that needs to be repealed or modified appropriately, after which it would actually mean something for the President to overturn the DoD regulation banning homosexuals from the military.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: Senate deals blow to 'Don't ask, don't tell' repeal in 56-43 vote

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    An act of Congress.

    In other words, there's a Federal law that needs to be repealed or modified appropriately, after which it would actually mean something for the President to overturn the DoD regulation banning homosexuals from the military.
    I'd say that he has very little time then to get going on this - otherwise, if the pundits are correct and the House is either controlled by the GOP or it's close, he'll never get this passed.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Senate deals blow to 'Don't ask, don't tell' repeal in 56-43 vote

    I couldn't agree with you more.

    Wait, what?!

    This must be some kind of trick!


    TED,
    Kidding, of course.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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