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    Re: Schumer To Hold Hearings On Undoing Filibuster Rules

    Quote Originally Posted by ADK_Forever View Post
    Because it's the Repubs who have abused it.
    Partisan hackery at its finest.

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    Re: Schumer To Hold Hearings On Undoing Filibuster Rules

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    That' EXACTLY why they are called the "Party of NO" and why their actions are so ridiculous.
    Opposing a bill that runs against what your party stands for is ridiculous?
    I guess it depends on the party...

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    Re: Schumer To Hold Hearings On Undoing Filibuster Rules

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    And as I've explained to your colleagues twice already, the claim that an increased number of cloture votes is proof of increased obstruction belies a lack of understanding of Senate procedures, statistics, and politics in general.
    Spare me your lessons. Some numbers don't lie. Repubs have abused the filibuster to try to obstruct almost anything the Dems tried to accomplish.

    The "Party of No" doesn't come close to doing justice to how the Repubs have abused their power. It doesn't come close to illustrating how the Repubs aren't concerned with doing the job they were elected to do. ALL they are consumed with is their trickery to try to regain power in November. The Health Care bill will be passed and the Repubs will pay for their part. Americans want this. They need it. And they will not be happy with those who tried to keep them from getting health care.

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    Re: Schumer To Hold Hearings On Undoing Filibuster Rules

    Quote Originally Posted by ADK_Forever View Post
    Spare me your lessons.
    Ah... not surprised to see that you aren't interested in the truth.

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    Re: Schumer To Hold Hearings On Undoing Filibuster Rules

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Ah... not surprised to see that you aren't interested in the truth.
    The truth would be fine. I get dizzy with all the from the rightees.
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    Re: Schumer To Hold Hearings On Undoing Filibuster Rules

    Quote Originally Posted by ADK_Forever View Post
    The truth would be fine. I get dizzy with all the from the rightees.
    Then explain why you dismissed, out of hand...

    And as I've explained to your colleagues twice already, the claim that an increased number of cloture votes is proof of increased obstruction belies a lack of understanding of Senate procedures, statistics, and politics in general.

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/breaki...post1058583292

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    Re: Schumer To Hold Hearings On Undoing Filibuster Rules

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Rules for the filibuster isn't set up anywhere in the Constitution.
    Of course not. My response was in reference to the idea that we need to 'make it easier for the government to get things done'.

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    Re: Schumer To Hold Hearings On Undoing Filibuster Rules

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Then explain why you dismissed, out of hand...

    And as I've explained to your colleagues twice already, the claim that an increased number of cloture votes is proof of increased obstruction belies a lack of understanding of Senate procedures, statistics, and politics in general.

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/breaki...post1058583292
    As usual, you have things backwards. It was your NYC friend who dismissed me out of hand, with his condescending lesson totally ignoring the facts and charts in my link.

    Since it seems to be too much to expect some people to even look at provided links, I'll spell it out for you. Or at least Arianna will...

    In the 110th Congress of 2007-2008, with Republicans in the minority, there were a record 112 cloture votes. In the current session of Congress the 111th for all of 2009 and the first two months of 2010 the number already exceeds 40. The most the filibuster has been used when Democrats were in the minority was 58 times in the 106th Congress of 1999-2000.
    GOP Filibuster Record: Republicans Using Obstruction Tool With Astonishing Frequency

    I look forward to hearing from you, or any other rightee, on how this extreme increase in the number of filibusters (or cloture votes), used by the Repubs, can be explained away by "you don't understand how the Senate rules work".

    This is proof that the Repubs are more concerned with working against the Dems than working for the American people.
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    Re: Schumer To Hold Hearings On Undoing Filibuster Rules

    Quote Originally Posted by ADK_Forever View Post
    As usual, you have things backwards.
    Yeah....


    This is proof that the Repubs are more concerned with working against the Demsthan working for the American people
    You -do- realize that these two things go hand-in-hand, right?
    Last edited by Goobieman; 03-15-10 at 02:56 PM.

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    Re: Schumer To Hold Hearings On Undoing Filibuster Rules

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    You -do- realize that these two things go hand-in-hand, right?
    Absolutely, in the selfish minds of the Repubs. Absolutely.
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