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    Re: Reid confident he has the votes to trigger nuclear option in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Yes.. I think a lot of the Senate rules are inherently just idiotic and slow down an efficient democracy.
    Why the heck should we want an efficient democracy? The inefficiency of the American Constitution is the root of its genius.
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    Re: Reid confident he has the votes to trigger nuclear option in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by tererun View Post
    From what I have been reading this doesn't cover bills, it only refers to presidential nominations. They do have to have people in some of these positions and the opposition to nominations has been problematic. Still, i would prefer a system where filibustering is still possible, but would require actual effort like the old way of actually having to filibuster. I think that would make it so that opponents would chose their battles for important objections rather than choosing to battle everything.
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    Reid confident he has the votes to trigger nuclear option in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    Bout damn time. These rules are due for some common sense change. I applaud you Senator Reid! Move this forward! [/FONT][/COLOR]
    Senator Reid is as corrupt as they get, but by the sound of things he's trying to do good.

    That said, there's a reason the senate has 10% approval.

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    Re: Reid confident he has the votes to trigger nuclear option in Senate

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    Bout damn time. These rules are due for some common sense change. I applaud you Senator Reid! Move this forward! [/FONT][/COLOR]
    This is going to bite democrats in ass when republicans have a majority in the senate.
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    Re: Reid confident he has the votes to trigger nuclear option in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    Bout damn time. These rules are due for some common sense change. I applaud you Senator Reid! Move this forward! [/FONT][/COLOR]
    Until we get a Republican in office, allowing them to do just the same. Then these same people will cry, bitch, and moan about how the system is broken and needs to be fixed. Remember kids: What's good for the goose is good for the gander. These people are playing with a double edged sword that they have absolutely no respect for, and one of these days, someone is going to get cut by it. So celebrate and cheer now, while you can.
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    Re: Reid confident he has the votes to trigger nuclear option in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    This is going to bite democrats in ass when republicans have a majority in the senate.

    What in like 15 years?


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    Re: Reid confident he has the votes to trigger nuclear option in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by wbcoleman View Post
    Why the heck should we want an efficient democracy?
    Better question: Why the hell wouldnt we want an efficient democracy?


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    Re: Reid confident he has the votes to trigger nuclear option in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post

    What in like 15 years?
    Keep laughing. The will of the majority is a fickle thing, and what works for you now might just be your worst nightmare a few years down the road.
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    Re: Reid confident he has the votes to trigger nuclear option in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post

    What in like 15 years?
    So you are fine if republicans have senate majority and this bites democrats in the ass. Good to know.
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    Re: Reid confident he has the votes to trigger nuclear option in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    So you are fine if republicans have senate majority and this bites democrats in the ass. Good to know.
    Yes. As i stated before: the rules no matter what are long overdue and need to be changed.


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