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  1. #1 We need a progressive filibuster! I'm asking Senator Sanders to filibuster: 
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    grahamhgreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Mon Aug-01-11 10:38 PM
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    We need a progressive filibuster! I'm asking Senator Sanders to filibuster: Updated at 7:59 AM

    Senator,

    PLEASE Filibuster the debt bill.

    It will instantly turn our unheard pleas into a shot heard round the world.

    We can get our message out, and with it weild some real progressive power.

    Progressive solutions are the best solutions for a free Democracy.

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    Just imagine, this would make our voice as loud as the billionaires tea party!
    After all the accusations by liberals that conservatives wanted the US to default on ourr loans and that it was conservatives refusing to compromise it comes out that it was liberals that wanted it.

    Pab Sungenis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Mon Aug-01-11 10:41 PM
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    2. No, an old fashioned filibuster.

    Take the floor, talk, and don't yield for anything. He only has to delay the vote by about 12 hours to effectively kill it and force the President to use the 14th.

    And if Bernie can't talk for 12 hours, he can find 3 others to share the burden.
    DFLforever (1000+ posts) Mon Aug-01-11 10:52 PM
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    4. Sanders won't filibuster

    even though he'll likely vote against it.

    Neither will the right wing opponents Demint, Paul and Lee.

    The leadership won't permit it. It's too crucial a measure with little time for grandstanding left.
    grahamhgreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Tue Aug-02-11 12:06 AM
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    7. Which is what will make it so loud. It will be front page news across the world. Updated at 7:59 AM

    It will shake the bones and pocketbooks of the powerful. Women will scream. Tangerines will cry.

    It is time to strike, the iron is hot.

    A clean bill will be passed in emergency session by nightfall, should we do this.
    libbyhart (9 posts) Mon Aug-01-11 10:55 PM
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    5. Or else, make sure Obama picks the super committee members

    or put all you money in credit unions, stop paying health ins. Stock up on food and water, make friends with you neighbors and let the economy crash. If it takes down the greedy, big banks and wall street maybe we will have a chance. After all we are use to tightening our belts, I for one am sick of their threats. The wealthy will wish they paid their fair of taxes for a "civilized society" Why do we pay their salaries, pension and health care, congress that is. We need an action plan, I'm tired of being scared.
    onenote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Tue Aug-02-11 12:10 AM
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    8. So Bernie talks, the nation defaults and what good comes of it?

    Higher interest rates, progressives taking the blame, the tea partiers getting what they wanted--the total collapse of the economy

    Sounds like an excellent plan. Not.
    grahamhgreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Tue Aug-02-11 07:31 AM
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    9. Bernie instantly becomes the most powerful man in the world. Austerity fails. Updated at 7:59 AM

    Tax hikes on the rich are passed in the next few months.

    Both houses pass a clean bill by nightfall.
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    If this DUmmie is contacting Sanders he's not contacing a progressive...he's getting in touch with a full blown Communist.
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    grahamhgreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Tue Aug-02-11 12:06 AM
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    7. Which is what will make it so loud. It will be front page news across the world. Updated at 7:59 AM

    It will shake the bones and pocketbooks of the powerful. Women will scream. Tangerines will cry.

    It is time to strike, the iron is hot.

    A clean bill will be passed in emergency session by nightfall, should we do this.
    You are so fucking delusional. First of all, it isn't going to happen. And if Sanders (VT-Moonbat) tried to filibuster, he and the rest of the progressive/communists/socialists would get tarred with all the blame for defaulting on the debt. If you want that to happen, by all means I would recommend talking to Sanders.
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    I'm curious what they expect "Invoking the 14th" to do. Do they think that Obama just uttering those words will magically raise the debt ceiling?
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    Quote Originally Posted by djones520 View Post
    I'm curious what they expect "Invoking the 14th" to do. Do they think that Obama just uttering those words will magically raise the debt ceiling?
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    Originally Posted by djones520 View Post
    I'm curious what they expect "Invoking the 14th" to do. Do they think that Obama just uttering those words will magically raise the debt ceiling?
    Yes they do. They are fine with a dictator as long as it is their dictator.
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    Quote Originally Posted by txradioguy View Post
    If this DUmmie is contacting Sanders he's not contacing a progressive...he's getting in touch with a full blown Communist.
    I believe they're aware of that, and that's where the appeal comes in.

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