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(The Hill)   Yertle warns Democrats not to mess with the filibuster rule if they win control of the chamber in November, as he would never do such a thing   (thehill.com) divider line
    More: Amusing, Democratic Party, Harry Reid, Party leaders of the United States Senate, George W. Bush, Mitch McConnell, United States Senate, filibuster rule, important thing  
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‘’ 1 day ago  
Don't worry Mitch The dem will change it back if they see themselves losing.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  
I know why the buggered turtle screams.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  
Trump is covering up Russia's bounty cash to the Taliban for killing Americans, and Turtle is worried things will be difficult for Senate republicans if the democrats win in November.

\priorities
 
‘’ 1 day ago  
Moscow Mitch will be free to throw things at the TV next year and write stern letters from home next year.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  
I'm interested in seeing what the Democratic leadership does with all the rules McConnell put in for himself saying the Majority Leader is God.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  
Don't want the filibuster changed? Don't use it in bad faith like you constantly did with Obama.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  
fark you
 
‘’ 1 day ago  
Gargle shiat, you traitor.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  
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‘’ 1 day ago  
Hahahaha "don't do what we did to you, Democrats!"
 
‘’ 1 day ago  
"The important thing for our Democratic friends to remember is that you may not be in total control in the future, and anytime you start fiddling around with the rules of the Senate, I think you always need to put yourself in the other fellow's shoes and just imagine what might happen when the wind shifts,"

Wow, he sounds so down-home and folksy, you can't help but trust him.

The whole concept of the fillibuster is...special needs. It has grown men wasting tax payer money reading Green Eggs and Ham. Our whole Goddamn system of government is so farking broken.
 
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‘’ 1 day ago  

Mugato: "The important thing for our Democratic friends to remember is that you may not be in total control in the future, and anytime you start fiddling around with the rules of the Senate, I think you always need to put yourself in the other fellow's shoes and just imagine what might happen when the wind shifts,"

Wow, he sounds so down-home and folksy, you can't help but trust him.

The whole concept of the fillibuster is...special needs. It has grown men wasting tax payer money reading Green Eggs and Ham. Our whole Goddamn system of government is so farking broken.


If it required a senator to stand at the podium and talk until he could talk no more or yield the floor then I would be fine with that.  Let it be a senator's personal stand.

The filibuster as it sits is a joke and should be abolished.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  
If Dems take it all.....

Census redistricting
Restore voting rights
End of gerrymandering

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bonus: Texas flipping in a a decade or so


/Good luck winning farking anything after the next decade
 
‘’ 1 day ago  

NateAsbestos: Hahahaha "don't do what we did to you, Democrats!"


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AsparagusFTW: If Dems take it all.....

Census redistricting
Restore voting rights
End of gerrymandering

------------

bonus: Texas flipping in a a decade or so


/Good luck winning farking anything after the next decade


Redistricting happens anyway, but that's up to the states themselves.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  
"The important thing for our Democratic friends to remember is that you may not be in total control in the future, and anytime you start fiddling around with the rules of the Senate, I think you always need to put yourself in the other fellow's shoes and just imagine what might happen when the wind shifts,"

Ha ha. Mitch is shiatting himself over the election already.

Good.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  

ArkPanda: I'm interested in seeing what the Democratic leadership does with all the rules McConnell put in for himself saying the Majority Leader is God.


I'm not.  Senate Majority Leader is a massive loophole in the Constitution that's too easily exploited.  They need to reduce the power of the position significantly and give power back to the committee chairs so that we never have to deal with this again.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  
you may not be in total control in the future


Well, sure, I agree with that part. But I don't agree with WHY he said it.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  
And I hate to break it to all of you fellow liberal-types...The Republican party will change if they can't win elections. And the new GOP will be something that nearly half of voters agree with.

And that's fine...if both major parties represent the majority of what people want we're ok.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  
.....me and god and watching Yertle lose......
 
‘’ 1 day ago  
Trump may find his lack of faith disturbing.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  

jaylectricity: And I hate to break it to all of you fellow liberal-types...The Republican party will change if they can't win elections. And the new GOP will be something that nearly half of voters agree with.

And that's fine...if both major parties represent the majority of what people want we're ok.


So you are thinking the republican's primary system is going to change and the republican base that has now openly embraced racism but it has been part of republican party for years before trump.  The tea party nutters took over the republican party and aren't going away anytime soon. See gym Jordan, gas pedal, and the Texas nutjob and you see the direction the republicans are going. Universal mail in voting is about the only thing that could change the direction.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  
That's another asshole who needs a Hague court. Complicit mother farker
 
‘’ 1 day ago  
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‘’ 1 day ago  
The Dems aren't stupid. Eliminating the filibuster would be ill-advised because it assumes that they'll never lose again.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  
"warns'

*snicker*
 
‘’ 1 day ago  
Well... I'm advising him to skip town and never return, before Jan 20, 2021.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  

jaylectricity: And I hate to break it to all of you fellow liberal-types...The Republican party will change if they can't win elections. And the new GOP will be something that nearly half of voters agree with.

And that's fine...if both major parties represent the majority of what people want we're ok.


They will change to *appear* more like something Americans like.  Just like the Tea Party, it will just be a new name for shoveling money at the wealthy
 
‘’ 1 day ago  

jaylectricity: And I hate to break it to all of you fellow liberal-types...The Republican party will change if they can't win elections. And the new GOP will be something that nearly half of voters agree with.

And that's fine...if both major parties represent the majority of what people want we're ok.


Ah, I see you've just awoken from a decades long coma.  Welcome back!  You've missed a lot and I'm sure you would like to catch up on what's been happening.  The bad news is that it's not 1999 anymore.  The good news is... well, Marvel actually figured out how to make good super hero movies.  That's pretty much it for good news.  Anyway, here's your mask, stay 6 feet away from everyone, and good luck.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  
He plans to try and continue to roadblock everything. The Democrats will get sick of it and lose the filibuster. The he will try to paint them as the bad guy.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  
F**k you.

Strong f**k you to follow.

F**K YOU!

/and you
//and you and you and you
 
‘’ 1 day ago  
New rule: whenever Republicans cast a vote they get a beating. The beatings will continue until common sense improves.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  
Reinstate the talking filibuster.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  
'I want to live just long enough to see McConnell's head on a pike, as a warning to the next ten generations that some political favors come with too high a price.  I would look up into his lifeless eyes and wave like this. (waves)  Can you and your associates arrange that for me, Mr. Morden?'
 
‘’ 1 day ago  
Soup says what?
 
‘’ 1 day ago  
Sorry, but not sorry.  Go EABOD.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  

iheartscotch: The Dems aren't stupid. Eliminating the filibuster would be ill-advised because it assumes that they'll never lose again.


lol

Yes, yes they are. They have the wonderful capability of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.

It has been witnessed many times.

dem for 20+ years
 
‘’ 1 day ago  
They can fix the filibuster rule without losing it. Just go back to the rules where a filibuster requires the senator to stay on his feet talking the entire time. Y'know... an *actual filibuster*. Mitch will crap out pretty quickly.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  

Mentat: ArkPanda: I'm interested in seeing what the Democratic leadership does with all the rules McConnell put in for himself saying the Majority Leader is God.

I'm not.  Senate Majority Leader is a massive loophole in the Constitution that's too easily exploited.  They need to reduce the power of the position significantly and give power back to the committee chairs so that we never have to deal with this again.


"Majority Leader" is not in the Constitution.  Parties are never mentioned in the Constitution.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  
Choke on every single dick, you motherfarking piece of shiat.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  

leviosaurus: They can fix the filibuster rule without losing it. Just go back to the rules where a filibuster requires the senator to stay on his feet talking the entire time. Y'know... an *actual filibuster*. Mitch will crap out pretty quickly.


Yep. Certainly better than doing away with it entirely, and would draw far more attention from the public than the stupid cloture votes. "Oh, the bill lost with 59 yes votes".
 
‘’ 1 day ago  
Oh Mitch, you should've thought about that before you kill the blue slips.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  
Hell was invented for people like McConnell to suffer in for all eternity
 
‘’ 1 day ago  

iheartscotch: The Dems aren't stupid. Eliminating the filibuster would be ill-advised because it assumes that they'll never lose again.


Fark that. The Dems need to go nuclear and prosecute the fark out of a LOT of Republicans. Trump, Barr and McConnell, in particular, need to see jail time, and a shiatload of judicial appointments need to be at least reviewed.

Over the last decade at least, the Republican Party has demonstrated, beyond all doubt, that not only are they an enemy of America, but they are the single greatest existential threat America has ever faced. They aid our enemies, deliberately hurt the American people, brazenly ignore the law, and are so flagrantly corrupt that Gilded Age robber barons would tell them to dial it back.

Treating Republicans with kid gloves (perhaps starting when America tolerated the pardon of Nixon) got us to this point, and if we continue to do so, shiat will just get worse. And America can't survive much worse than Trump, if, indeed, it can even survive Trump.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  
Normally I'm against animal abuse, but in McConnell's case...
 
‘’ 1 day ago  
I can't smart enough "fark you's" in this thread.

fark him.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  

LordJiro: Over the last decade at least, the Republican Party has demonstrated, beyond all doubt, that not only are they an enemy of America, but they are the single greatest existential threat America has ever faced. They aid our enemies, deliberately hurt the American people, brazenly ignore the law, and are so flagrantly corrupt that Gilded Age robber barons would tell them to dial it back.


And yet people keep voting for them. It's almost like they approve of their actions or something...
 
‘’ 1 day ago  
Sort of like how when Scalia died the public should get to have their voice heard  but when Kennedy resigned there was no such need?
 
‘’ 1 day ago  

NeoCortex42: Don't want the filibuster changed? Don't use it in bad faith like you constantly did with Obama.


Congress had the chance to kill it in Obama's  first two years and didn't.   Those pesky filibusters "prevented" us from getting real single-payer health care that Democrats pretended to want during his campaign.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  
"If there are any responsible Democratic senators left who aren't going to be stampeded by the hard left..."

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