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Apocalypse
01-23-2010, 12:14 AM
Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) intends in the next few weeks to introduce legislation that would take away the minority’s power to filibuster legislation.

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Harkin believes senators in recent years have abused the procedural move. Recent?? What about Dems. filibustering Civil Rights Acts?

Harkin’s bill would still allow senators to delay legislation, but ultimately would give the majority the power to move past a filibuster with a simple majority vote.

His staff said the bill would be introduced sometime before the Senate’s current work period ends on Feb. 13.
http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/77479-filibuster-reform-headed-for-senate-floor-faces-uphill-battle

Bleda
01-23-2010, 01:09 AM
Excellent timing.

Speedy
01-23-2010, 01:29 AM
The Republicans should put in an ammendment that states that the rule can't be changed back, ever. That will put the brakes on it.

NJCardFan
01-23-2010, 11:40 AM
The people see this for what it is. Democrats changing the rules to suit their needs. They will pay for it in spades. Funny thing is, if this passes and the Republicans take back control, you're going to see wailing and gnashing of teeth from the Dems if they can't filibuster anything. They are whiney little bitches and the voters are taking notice.

djones520
01-23-2010, 11:42 AM
The people see this for what it is. Democrats changing the rules to suit their needs. They will pay for it in spades. Funny thing is, if this passes and the Republicans take back control, you're going to see wailing and gnashing of teeth from the Dems if they can't filibuster anything. They are whiney little bitches and the voters are taking notice.

Just like what happened with Mass back when Kennedy died, and they changed the rules about filling his seat. They aren't going to fool anyone with this, and in the end it's just going to seal their fate that much quicker.

Swampfox
01-23-2010, 08:44 PM
So, just when the public is pissed off about all the shadiness Democrats have shown trying to ram through health care, they are going to try and change the rules and be more shady?

Some people never learn.

rjas77
01-23-2010, 11:52 PM
LOL...Why not just Filibuster the anti Filibuster Legislation? :D

PoliCon
01-23-2010, 11:54 PM
The fillibuster is there for a reason.

Swampfox
01-24-2010, 03:57 AM
LOL...Why not just Filibuster the anti Filibuster Legislation? :D That would be pure AWESOME. :D