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mike60
07-20-2008, 12:31 AM
Conservative equals obstructionist. Wingbats strike back at Majority Party by mumbling nonsense until they all go to the Cloakroom together for whatever passes for civility.



Senate GOP Sets Filibuster Record
By: TJHalva | Comments [0] | Category: Senate | 6/19/2008 2:48:31 PM CT

I was watching coverage of the Senate on CSPAN 2 today and stumbled upon what appeared to be yet another Republican filibuster. Senator Jon Kyl (Republican Minority WHIP, Arizona) initially appeared thoughtful and intellectual until Dick Durbin (Democrat, Illinois) objected. At this point Senator Kyl took offense and went into 'Republicans are trying to be bipartisan' mode accusing the Democrats of not working across the table. Dick Durbin succumbed to Senate rules and was granted two minutes to speak until the floor was relinquished back over to the Republicans.

During Senator Durbin's speech, which actually lasted a lot less than the two minutes he was alloted, he countered Senator Kyl's points by referring to a staggering statistic; the Republicans of the US Senate have performed 77 filibusters during the current session. This count breaks the previous record of 58 filibusters previously held by the 1999-2002 Senate terms. Durbin stated, "We are asking to bring it forward for debate. If you have a better idea, put it on the floor and let's vote on it. But for the Republicans to consistently file these filibusters and object to bringing these measures forward to even debate them, and now it is a take it or leave it. The Senator from Arizona has filed, just like the minority leader did yesterday, this political get-well card which says: We will make a unanimous consent request so we are on the record wanting this. Get on the record and vote for bringing it to the floor for debate. Don't be afraid of a debate. Don't be afraid of an amendment. If you have a good idea, put it forward. Let's see if it wins or loses." [Source]

The debate on the current bill, something related to health care and reimbursing doctors for Medicare services, was then pushed under the rug by the next speaker, a Republican from Tennessee. The bottom line is the next time anybody accuses the Democrats of not getting anything done, you can look across the aisle and clearly see why the Senate approval rating is so low.


So the next time some Wingbat starts with the Filibuster crap....you know what to do.....

mike60

LWW
07-20-2008, 06:30 AM
1 - There hasn't been an honest to goodness filibuster in congress in years.

2 - It is a legal procedure ... perhaps that's what bothers you.

3 - The record filibuster is still held by the great democratic icon Robert C Byrd when he and his fellow racist nutjobs in the D party attempted to block civil rights legislation.

http://www.joebrower.com/PHILE_PILE/PIX/EVIL_PEOPLE/byrd_KKK2.jpg http://www.joebrower.com/PHILE_PILE/PIX/EVIL_PEOPLE/byrd_KKK2.jpg http://www.joebrower.com/PHILE_PILE/PIX/EVIL_PEOPLE/byrd_KKK2.jpg

LWW

pooltchr
07-20-2008, 06:52 AM
The filibuster will always be invoked by the monority party in congress. The majority party doesn't need it...they have the majority. It's one way the minority party can hold the majority in check, at least to a small degree.
Steve

Jeff
07-20-2008, 08:02 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: LWW</div><div class="ubbcode-body">1 - There hasn't been an honest to goodness filibuster in congress in years.

2 - It is a legal procedure ... perhaps that's what bothers you.

3 - The record filibuster is still held by the great democratic icon Robert C Byrd when he and his fellow racist nutjobs in the D party attempted to block civil rights legislation.

http://www.joebrower.com/PHILE_PILE/PIX/EVIL_PEOPLE/byrd_KKK2.jpg http://www.joebrower.com/PHILE_PILE/PIX/EVIL_PEOPLE/byrd_KKK2.jpg http://www.joebrower.com/PHILE_PILE/PIX/EVIL_PEOPLE/byrd_KKK2.jpg

LWW
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Gee, I wonder if the guy that owns the site where you linked to that picture knows that you have left his site wide open?

http://www.joebrower.com/PHILE_PILE/

mike60
07-20-2008, 12:45 PM
I'm so proud...

mike666 james kopp murdering scum doing forever as some guy's bitch (L DUB DUCKY wishes it was him)

LWW
07-20-2008, 03:47 PM
You always have struck me as the fascist type.

LWW

mike60
07-20-2008, 04:19 PM
(toggle) L DUB DUCKY, You've been warned about this cheap imitation quote based posting. We expect, Nay demand full color graphics, extra bold type fonts and large displays of blather.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: LWW</div><div class="ubbcode-body">You always have struck me as the fascist type.

LWW </div></div>

Now get with the program, your public is waiting.

mike666 james kopp murdering scum doing forever as some guy's bitch

eg8r
07-21-2008, 09:17 AM
LOL, you guys have very short memories. The tag line for the left is, "do what I say not what I do."

eg8r

mike60
07-21-2008, 08:48 PM
eg8r, Dude! I just posted above on nAz new thread, "Do as i say while i do as i please." R.M.Nixon. Wow, "like deja vu all over again", Yogi Berra.

miguel666 james kopp murdering scum doing forever as some guy's bitch

eg8r
07-22-2008, 08:22 AM
It would be scary if we started thinking the same way. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif

eg8r