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Reid to Senate Republicans: Filibuster deal in 36 hours or face nuclear option
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Posted on 01/22/2013 2:41:23 PM PST by Sub-Driver

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1 posted on 01/22/2013 2:41:30 PM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Their gonna nuke DC? Can’t be that lucky.


2 posted on 01/22/2013 2:43:47 PM PST by Morris70
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To: Sub-Driver

The full-blown push by the Marxists is now in full swing, on every front. These people are absolutely sickening.


3 posted on 01/22/2013 2:46:14 PM PST by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwell)
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To: Sub-Driver

Make Reid do it.

Despite the media’s whitewash the Dems will be permanently scarred.


4 posted on 01/22/2013 2:46:24 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Doesn’t the House control all spending?

Yeah, I thought so.

Too bad the Republicans don’t control it. Oh, wait!...


5 posted on 01/22/2013 2:47:13 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: Sub-Driver

It is like holding a gun to a woman’s head and telling that if she doesn’t agree to have sex with you, you are going to rape her.


6 posted on 01/22/2013 2:47:47 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (There is no requirement to show need in order to exercise your rights.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Tell Hairy Roid to “pull the trigger, boy”.


7 posted on 01/22/2013 2:48:45 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Will Reid value his filibuster gain?

ex·tor·tion

[ik-stawr-shuhn]

Law. the crime of obtaining money or some other thing of value by the abuse of one's office or authority.

8 posted on 01/22/2013 2:49:06 PM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Sub-Driver

Nevada should be proud to give an old leftist geezer the opportunity to play “King of the Hill”.


9 posted on 01/22/2013 2:49:19 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: Sub-Driver

Why is Moderate Mitch even talking to the guy? The GOP should refuse to negotiate one thing with Reid. Anytime he is in the room, they should walk out. He has done much the same to them, yet they come panting back for more.

Show a bit of spine, Mitch!


10 posted on 01/22/2013 2:49:27 PM PST by GilesB
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To: Sub-Driver

Anyone besides me remember all the hand-wringing when the Republicans threatened this?


11 posted on 01/22/2013 2:50:17 PM PST by papertyger
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To: Sub-Driver

Ingrates, give ‘em a debt extension and they stick another dagger in the back ..


12 posted on 01/22/2013 2:51:01 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: mrsmith

The question is this...even if you throw out the filibuster...would the Democrats even pass a budget deal? I don’t think they can.


13 posted on 01/22/2013 2:51:55 PM PST by pepsionice
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To: mrsmith
Despite the media’s whitewash the Dems will be permanently scarred.

I'd take that bet in a New York minute!

14 posted on 01/22/2013 2:52:00 PM PST by papertyger
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To: Sub-Driver

McC doesn’t “do” filibusters anyway. So how would the change have much practical impact? Republicans are too timid to filibuster.


16 posted on 01/22/2013 2:52:31 PM PST by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: Sub-Driver

McC doesn’t “do” filibusters anyway. So how would the change have much practical impact? Republicans are too timid to filibuster.


17 posted on 01/22/2013 2:52:38 PM PST by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: Sub-Driver
I am speechless as to the spinelessness of the Repubs... how can they even walk upright ????
We have 2 years till the midterms and 4 till the Presidentals.....
The Republican Party has collapsed..
We have better get or act together and get a conservative party together ASAP..
Or we could be seeing a Civil War which will turn racial quickly, in the is country
18 posted on 01/22/2013 2:52:46 PM PST by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: Sicon

Maybe McCain and Graham et al will jump in and save the day again. Just like when the GOPe was going to do the same thing Reid thought was unconstitutional, but is somehow OK with now


19 posted on 01/22/2013 2:53:13 PM PST by DaiHuy (May God save the country, for it is evident the people will not! Millard Fillmore)
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To: DJ MacWoW; trisham; TheOldLady; Sub-Driver

The intent, of course, is to destroy the GOP.

20 posted on 01/22/2013 2:53:59 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Sub-Driver; mickie
"Nuclear Option"....

The Left is certainly creative in coining buzz words and phrases guaranteed to scare the bejeebus out of the moronic low-information members of the public.

Our side should be so adept.

Leni

21 posted on 01/22/2013 2:54:59 PM PST by MinuteGal (Send a penny NOW to CNN, 1 Time-Warner Center, NY,NY 10019 for "PENNIES FOR LEAVING!" (Piers Morgan))
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To: Sub-Driver
I lie, I cheat, I steal. I sacrifice unborn babies. I am the scum of the earth. I'm Harry Reid and I'm a temple recommend holding mormon.


22 posted on 01/22/2013 2:55:26 PM PST by SENTINEL (Kneel down to God. Stand up to tyrants. STICK TO YOUR GUNS !)
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To: Sub-Driver

Who gives a ****? the House GOP leadership is so strong that only bills that pass with the “pre nukyalur” option voting thresholds would be considered? Oh, wait....boehner is still there.....


23 posted on 01/22/2013 2:55:31 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Hahaha, after years of letting the Senate off the hook with continuing resolutions, this is how the GOP is paid back?

Dear GOP, grow a spine. Sincerely, screw you.
24 posted on 01/22/2013 2:55:46 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Sub-Driver

A) Make him do it, and B) Send Rubio, Lee, Johnson, Scott, and Cruz out on the media circuit right afterwards. Enough with the Sunday morning geezer club (McConnell, McCain, etc). Get strong, likable young leadership out front.


25 posted on 01/22/2013 2:57:03 PM PST by ilgipper (Obama supporters are comprised of the uninformed & the ill-informed)
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To: Sub-Driver

Ichabod McConnell should tell Reid to go eff himself. Let them do it; they’ll cheat anyway when it serves them. Grow some balls.


26 posted on 01/22/2013 2:57:08 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: MinuteGal

Personally I think it’s better to be polite, honest, and be a really good shot.


27 posted on 01/22/2013 2:58:36 PM PST by SENTINEL (Kneel down to God. Stand up to tyrants. STICK TO YOUR GUNS !)
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To: Sub-Driver
If Reid would go with the nuclear option, we have the house to still say no.

Then in 2014 we take the senate majority with Reid's new rule and Obama would be F'd!

Am I right on this?

28 posted on 01/22/2013 2:59:56 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Sub-Driver

Fascists


29 posted on 01/22/2013 3:01:37 PM PST by VRW Conspirator (Sometimes it takes calamity to lead to serenity - FReeper RacerX1128)
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To: Sub-Driver

Wow that’s gonna backfire on Bobo when the Democrats lose the Senate in 2014 ... if a Supreme needs replacement 2014-2016, the furthest Left the GOP will give Bobo is Larry Tribe, a fairly conventional Liberal douchebag Harvard insider, instead of some 9th Panel Maoist ...


30 posted on 01/22/2013 3:02:25 PM PST by StAnDeliver (Own it.)
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31 posted on 01/22/2013 3:02:48 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: papertyger

Dems are always portrayed as the ‘bipartisan’ ‘moderates’ versus the Republican ‘extremists’.
I can’t see the media successfully using that meme after this.

Sure, the dumbest sluts will continue to believe, but the merely-slightly-below-average-IQ voters won’t.


32 posted on 01/22/2013 3:02:48 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: onyx

The GOP doesn’t need any help. They can do it themselves.


33 posted on 01/22/2013 3:03:04 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
more accurate to describe it as the “Constitutional option” because the Constitution empowers each chamber to set its own rules.

Good. Let's have the House shut down the free money spigot.
Let's play hardball. The republicans should understand by now that you can't have gentleman's agreements with marxists.

34 posted on 01/22/2013 3:03:40 PM PST by oldbrowser (They are marxists, don't call them democrats)
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To: TexasCajun

You are correct. The Reps must take the Senate. Obama has about 18 months to push his agenda through. The House will be the only place where he can be blocked.


35 posted on 01/22/2013 3:03:55 PM PST by CityCenter (Compromise is the welcome mat to deception.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Spineless ninnies.
For once, bring on street fighters.
Let Ted Cruz and Mike Lee speak.


36 posted on 01/22/2013 3:05:32 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Sub-Driver

The House can checkmate Reid’s commie senate by cutting off all funding for senate operations.


37 posted on 01/22/2013 3:06:19 PM PST by sergeantdave (The FBI has declared war on the Marine Corps)
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To: Sub-Driver

The neuclear cliff option..sounds really scary don’t it.
Im almost convinced they’re all in on it but they have to make it look like a big fight.


38 posted on 01/22/2013 3:06:19 PM PST by Leep (Are you smarter than a 7th grade math student and or Barack 0bama?)
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To: Sub-Driver
The words "unanimous consent" should be removed from the senate vocabulary for at least two years if Reid does this. He shouldn't be able to leave the podium to go to the restroom without debate and a recorded vote of the full senate to allow him to temporarily pass the gavel to someone else.
39 posted on 01/22/2013 3:07:43 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Kabuki theater.


40 posted on 01/22/2013 3:08:34 PM PST by swamprebel (a Constitution once changed from Freedom, can never be restored.)
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To: onyx

I read that the GOP’s problem is that they want to be LIKED by Democrats and the press. They’re fools.


41 posted on 01/22/2013 3:09:50 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: TexasCajun

Reid must think the Democrats will be in the majority forever. I say let him have his way.


42 posted on 01/22/2013 3:11:30 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Superciliousness is the essence of Obama)
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To: mrsmith

Unfortunately, America’s got a very short attention span and memory.


43 posted on 01/22/2013 3:11:37 PM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s/15s are the 21st Century's Muskets. Self-Defense is The First Human Right.)
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To: TexasCajun
Am I right on this?

With this loser bunch in the GOP? Highly doubtful. They stand for absolutely nothing at this point.

44 posted on 01/22/2013 3:12:46 PM PST by Major Matt Mason ("Journalism is dead. All news is suspect." - Noamie)
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To: mrsmith

“Make Reid do it.”

‘Might as well. He’ll be using this threat for the next 4 years. Better to get it out on the table now.


45 posted on 01/22/2013 3:14:25 PM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Blood of Tyrants; Jim Robinson

“It is like holding a gun to a woman’s head and telling (her) that if she doesn’t agree to have sex with you, you are going to rape her.”

The BEST comment in the whole thread!


46 posted on 01/22/2013 3:14:46 PM PST by MeganC (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Robe

“The Republican Party has collapsed.. “

Try not to engage in hyperbole. Try taking off your myopic glasses that can only focus on DC and realize that Republicans, conservatives and patriots control 30 states.


47 posted on 01/22/2013 3:15:41 PM PST by sergeantdave (The FBI has declared war on the Marine Corps)
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To: Sub-Driver

What’s good for the goose is good for the gander...there is no such thing as a permanent party rule.


48 posted on 01/22/2013 3:16:33 PM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great natiorn is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Sub-Driver

I vote that the pubbies make him go nuclear.

Do it!


49 posted on 01/22/2013 3:18:08 PM PST by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: DaiHuy

Would be nice to see the hack media remind us - that way back in 2005,

...when the Republicans had the majority in Congress,

....a Gang of 14 Senators stood up to “preserve” the institution of the Senate and

...kept the Republicans from exercising the nuclear option in an attempt to overcome the Jack *ss party’s successful dirty abusive filibusters to prevent votes (Rep had 55 seats back then) on GW’s conservative judicial appointees.

Where are former “gang members” McCain and Graham on this issue? Are they avoiding the media, or is it the other way around? Do they care?

Something is very wrong in this country and I am afraid it is getting worse.


50 posted on 01/22/2013 3:20:58 PM PST by Susquehanna Patriot (U Think Leftist/Liberals Still Believe That Dissent = Highest Form of Patriotism?)
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