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    Re: Indiana Democrats flee state legislature to avoid anti-union vote

    Out of curiosity, what exactly is the difference between this and a filibuster? One side is using procedural rules to stop legislation and the other side is using procedural rules to stop legislation...
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    Re: Indiana Democrats flee state legislature to avoid anti-union vote

    Quote Originally Posted by roughdraft274 View Post
    Out of curiosity, what exactly is the difference between this and a filibuster? One side is using procedural rules to stop legislation and the other side is using procedural rules to stop legislation...
    One makes you look like a chicken I guess. But this is how viewed it too, another way to filibuster.

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    Re: Indiana Democrats flee state legislature to avoid anti-union vote

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Yeah, they get to take the day off at tax payers expense, bravo Dems.
    For this reason alone, I find it hard to believe people are cheering them on. Do those people actually enjoy tax dollars just going by the wayside? What if either party did this nonstop or whenever they felt like it? Seems childish and at minimum, a theft of taxpayer dollars.

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    Re: Indiana Democrats flee state legislature to avoid anti-union vote

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    44 - Indiana Democrats flee state legislature to avoid anti-union vote -- like Wisconsin counterparts

    I think I know what Dems across the country are going to be known for this year. The campaign ads just write themselves don't they?
    Finally rebelling against idiotic neoconservative policies across your nation?

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    Re: Indiana Democrats flee state legislature to avoid anti-union vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Le Marteau View Post
    Finally rebelling against idiotic neoconservative policies across your nation?
    No, instead of doing the job they were elected to do, they're playing hide and go seek like a bunch ****ing babies. GOP will use the big time, you watch. Of course, hardcore partisan shills such as yourself will support them no matter what they do, but that 70% in the middle are not going to be impressed.
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    Re: Indiana Democrats flee state legislature to avoid anti-union vote

    Quote Originally Posted by roughdraft274 View Post
    Out of curiosity, what exactly is the difference between this and a filibuster? One side is using procedural rules to stop legislation and the other side is using procedural rules to stop legislation...
    At least the GOP showed up to work. This make Dems look like cowards.
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    Re: Indiana Democrats flee state legislature to avoid anti-union vote

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    At least the GOP showed up to work. This make Dems look like cowards.

    Dems did the same thing in Texas in 2003. They lost 5 seats in 2004

    Fugitive Texas Democrats declare victory - CNN Wrongly declared victory

    A group of 51 Democrats from the Texas House of Representatives fled to a hotel in Ardmore, Oklahoma, evading state police sent to bring them back to Austin and preventing a quorum in the GOP-run House.
    Republicans mocked the fleeing lawmakers as the "Chicken Ds" and printed playing cards with their pictures on them -- much like the cards U.S. troops in Iraq have been issued to help identify fugitive Iraqi leaders.
    But they drew support from famed Texas singer-songwriter Willie Nelson, who sent a batch of his trademark red bandannas to their hotel Wednesday night along with the message, "Stand your ground."

    Craddick, R-Midland, said the walkout has killed more than 400 House bills and could cost the state hundreds of millions of dollars, and damaged the state's reputation.
    "We're on the late-night talk shows and things like that, and I think that that harms the image of the state overall," he said.
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    Re: Indiana Democrats flee state legislature to avoid anti-union vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    Dems did the same thing in Texas in 2003. They lost 5 seats in 2004

    Fugitive Texas Democrats declare victory - CNN Wrongly declared victory
    They sent the state police out after them, that's hilarious.
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    Re: Indiana Democrats flee state legislature to avoid anti-union vote

    Quote Originally Posted by roughdraft274 View Post
    Out of curiosity, what exactly is the difference between this and a filibuster? One side is using procedural rules to stop legislation and the other side is using procedural rules to stop legislation...
    ....this is bunch of 5 yr olds taking their toys and running home to Mommy.
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    Re: Indiana Democrats flee state legislature to avoid anti-union vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    Why don't they stay and fight for what they believe?

    It's because they are wrong and they can't justify what they do stand for.
    Read the rules that govern the state legislatures in question and you can answer your own question with the facts.
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