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    Re: McCain vs The Pentagon

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    I don't see how he's all that much worse than the Democrats. The Republicans are simply more open about their agenda. If you'll notice the Democrats haven't actually done anything productive, they just complain for a few months and then eventually give in, claiming their hands are tied.
    Yes, the Dems really are a giant cruiseliner of Fail. It's amazing that they allowed the GOP to control congress even as the minority party. The GOP didn't have 60 votes in the Senate when they were the majority yet they managed to be in charge. I swear the Dems could have 90 votes in the Senate and still be pushed around by the 10 GOPers. Pelosi acts like it's the greatest accomplishment that she didn't a pumpkin pie. Reid didn't even try to control the message. The Dems recognize that they have a message problem and that creates an inferiority complex apparently.
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    Re: McCain vs The Pentagon

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    Yes, the Dems really are a giant cruiseliner of Fail. It's amazing that they allowed the GOP to control congress even as the minority party. The GOP didn't have 60 votes in the Senate when they were the majority yet they managed to be in charge. I swear the Dems could have 90 votes in the Senate and still be pushed around by the 10 GOPers. Pelosi acts like it's the greatest accomplishment that she didn't a pumpkin pie. Reid didn't even try to control the message. The Dems recognize that they have a message problem and that creates an inferiority complex apparently.
    Rule 22. The invisible filibuster. Can't really blame Democrats for it.

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    Re: McCain vs The Pentagon

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    Rule 22. The invisible filibuster. Can't really blame Democrats for it.
    They should have let them read the phone book. They half-assed their political game. They had them set up as the Party of No but didn't get any good soundbites out of it. It would have been so smart of them then they could claim, "We have business that needs attention and the GOP wants to play games." Somehow they thought that they would be the losers if the GOP filibustered.
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    Re: McCain vs The Pentagon

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    They should have let them read the phone book. They half-assed their political game. They had them set up as the Party of No but didn't get any good soundbites out of it. It would have been so smart of them then they could claim, "We have business that needs attention and the GOP wants to play games." Somehow they thought that they would be the losers if the GOP filibustered.
    You don't have to read the phone book to filibuster anymore. You literally just need one single GOP senator to sit in his seat and challenge unanimous consent whenever someone moves to go to vote or whatever.
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    Re: McCain vs The Pentagon

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    You don't have to read the phone book to filibuster anymore. You literally just need one single GOP senator to sit in his seat and challenge unanimous consent whenever someone moves to go to vote or whatever.
    Then they should have gotten those soundbites.
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    Re: McCain vs The Pentagon

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    Then they should have gotten those soundbites.
    "The chair recognizes the Senator from Alabama"

    "Chair, I object to unanimous consent."

    Or something to that effect. Procedural language in the Senate doesn't make for very good soundbites.
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    Re: McCain vs The Pentagon

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    You don't have to read the phone book to filibuster anymore. You literally just need one single GOP senator to sit in his seat and challenge unanimous consent whenever someone moves to go to vote or whatever.
    You really should have to actually filibuster. The basic tactic in the senate now is to prevent debates and votes, and constantly edit bills in committee or behind closed doors. Public debate has all but evaporated in the senate and it's really very contrary to their role as outlined in the constitution. They know what they're doing is wrong, and we know it too. We really should stop letting them do it.
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    Re: McCain vs The Pentagon

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    You really should have to actually filibuster. The basic tactic in the senate now is to prevent debates and votes, and constantly edit bills in committee or behind closed doors. Public debate has all but evaporated in the senate and it's really very contrary to their role as outlined in the constitution. They know what they're doing is wrong, and we know it too. We really should stop letting them do it.
    They want America to fail until 2012. It's pretty sickening.
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    Re: McCain vs The Pentagon

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    "The chair recognizes the Senator from Alabama"

    "Chair, I object to unanimous consent."

    Or something to that effect. Procedural language in the Senate doesn't make for very good soundbites.
    I don't know. If you ran an ad with a full thirty seconds of nothing but that, it would make a very profound point.
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    Re: McCain vs The Pentagon

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    I don't know. If you ran an ad with a full thirty seconds of nothing but that, it would make a very profound point.
    Both parties are guilty of doing it. The problem is the rule not the parties.

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