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(NBC News)   Senate GOP blocking Obama's appointments? Just a typical Friday in Washington   (nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com) divider line 5
    More: Sad, Senate Filibuster, Obama, GOP, State of North Carolina, United States Senate, Sen. John McCain, first past the post, D.C. Circuit  
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2013-11-01 11:31:46 AM  
2 votes:
The Senate is supposed to be part of the checks & balances of the other branches of government. Not a source of retribution because an election didn't go your way. Grow up Repubs.
2013-11-01 10:25:39 AM  
2 votes:

ManateeGag: I'm not against the filibuster, I just think they should have to actually, you know, filibuster.


a proper filibuster to prevent a war or some type of huge social change being steamrolled through without proper consideration is one thing but a filibuster against necessary appointments to help some politicians afraid of being primaried is just stupid.
2013-11-01 12:01:07 PM  
1 votes:
2013-11-01 11:47:49 AM  
1 votes:

Tomahawk513: The Name: You know what?  Go right ahead.  Block everything.  Virtually shut down the government through inaction in between all the times you actually shut down the government by not funding it.  The American people apparently wanted this, considering the success of the GOP in 2010.

The GOP as we know it will eventually die.  For better or worse, many of the policies they advocate either have fallen or are falling out of vogue.  I actually prefer them fighting tooth and nail to hang on to their outdated beliefs, because it reinforces my decision to vote Democrat, and it helps speed up the transition.  In short, I'd rather the Bandaid be torn off in one great whoosh, then slowly and painfully.


I want slow and painful so the big money givers waste trillions supporting a dying cause.
2013-11-01 10:44:11 AM  
1 votes:
Obama's nomination of Rep. Mel Watt, D-N.C., to head the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) fell four votes short of the 60 votes needed to advance to a final up-or-down vote.

Seriously, this is what it comes down to in this "democracy"?  "Sure, you have enough votes for it to pass, but not enough to vote in the first place."
 
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