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    Democrats help block Obama’s DOJ pick[W:29]

    Democrats help block Obama?s DOJ pick - Burgess Everett - POLITICO.com

    "Several Senate Democrats rebelled Wednesday to join Republicans in blocking President Barack Obama’s controversial pick to lead the Justice Department’s civil rights division.The rejection of Debo Adegbile in a 47-52 vote marks the first time that the Senate has thwarted one of Obama’s nominees since Democrats changed filibuster rules in November — a historic change that was supposed to make it easier for the majority party to move nominations."


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    re: Democrats help block Obama’s DOJ pick[W:29]

    The filibuster prevented further discussion and an up-and-down vote, which the GOP constantly presses for when they are in the majority.
    With the new 'nuclear' rules, would the GOP have rejected their own President's choice for anything ?
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    re: Democrats help block Obama’s DOJ pick[W:29]

    Now to bring the topic back from the partisan forum:

    This person was toast as the law enforcement apparatus of Philadelphia was dead set against her/him (not sure of this person's gender) particularly the Democrat D.A. The final nail came when Bob Casey announced he was against her/him.

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    re: Democrats help block Obama’s DOJ pick[W:29]

    So a few Congresistas actually voted in a non partisan manner? I must say, I'm impressed.
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    re: Democrats help block Obama’s DOJ pick[W:29]

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    The filibuster prevented further discussion and an up-and-down vote, which the GOP constantly presses for when they are in the majority.
    With the new 'nuclear' rules, would the GOP have rejected their own President's choice for anything ?
    Good afternoon NIMBY

    So like you not to look at the reasons why the President's nominee was so thoroughly rejected, without a filibuster, and try to turn this into something the Republicans need to defend against.

    Actually, if the filibuster had still been in place, the Democrats could have hidden behind it and voted for the fool without fear that 60 votes could be mustered. Without the filibuster, Democrats are left naked in the wind having to make their own decisions and live with them.
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    re: Democrats help block Obama’s DOJ pick[W:29]

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Good afternoon NIMBY

    So like you not to look at the reasons why the President's nominee was so thoroughly rejected, without a filibuster, and try to turn this into something the Republicans need to defend against.
    The nominee WAS rejected with a filibuster, sustained with DEM Senators.
    What did you miss in the article on that?
    As well, several DEM Senators wanted to vote on the nomination, not have it filibustered .
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    re: Democrats help block Obama’s DOJ pick[W:29]

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Actually, if the filibuster had still been in place, the Democrats could have hidden behind it and voted for the fool without fear that 60 votes could be mustered. Without the filibuster, Democrats are left naked in the wind having to make their own decisions and live with them.
    The filibuster WAS still in place, which is why VP Biden was there to break a tie.
    Seven DEMs voted to sustain the filibuster, while others wanted debate before they voted no.
    It is on you for not wanting to read the OP's link, being from Politico .
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    re: Democrats help block Obama’s DOJ pick[W:29]

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    The filibuster WAS still in place, which is why VP Biden was there to break a tie.
    Seven DEMs voted to sustain the filibuster, while others wanted debate before they voted no.
    It is on you for not wanting to read the OP's link, being from Politico .
    I don't read anything from Politico, and never will again - period.

    As for claims this was a filibuster vote, that would be counter to the author of the OP - your argument would be with him.
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    re: Democrats help block Obama’s DOJ pick[W:29]

    You can choose to ignore this was a filibuster vote, though I don't know why.
    Maybe you'll listen to others you pay attention to more.
    Chiding the link as being from Politico is what it is.
    You're smart enough to find another link .
    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    I don't read anything from Politico, and never will again - period.

    As for claims this was a filibuster vote, that would be counter to the author of the OP - your argument would be with him.
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    re: Democrats help block Obama’s DOJ pick[W:29]

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    You can choose to ignore this was a filibuster vote, though I don't know why.
    Maybe you'll listen to others you pay attention to more.
    Chiding the link as being from Politico is what it is.
    You're smart enough to find another link .
    Have Googled and haven't found one yet - I'm not ignoring or refuting your claim, I simply said it was counter to the author of the OP's take on it - I like to trust the authors of OP's until factually proven wrong. Wouldn't be the first time Politico got something wrong. And it seems odd, to me, that a filibuster vote would be so lopsided - 13 votes short - and that Biden would be there - that sounds to me like Democrat leadership not having a clue.
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