Stand your ground HARRY.
Change the rules! The Righties would if they were in power. Let’s get some work done this year.
Hey stupid ass…. they did not change it when they were in power. In fact, dirty harry and his cadre of losers on the left whined and cried about proposed changes to the filibuster. Guess they have changed their minds.
Have a nice day!
“Half the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important. They don’t mean to do harm– but the harm does not interest them. Or they do not see it, or they justify it because they are absorbed in the endless struggle to think well of themselves.” — T. S. Eliot
Replying to ObozoMustGo –
It looks to me like you are trying to describe yourself and the rest of the TURD PARTY.
Jim… you’re an old fool!
“The difference between being stupid and being a fool: A stupid person at least has an idea about their own inadequacies. The fool is oblivious to them, and is more inclined to believe their own fantasies and lies as truth.” – ObozoMustGo
so what are you stupid or a fool? I think both
You are definitely both stupid and a fool except that you would never admit being stupid (how could you possibly have any idea about your own inadequacies when you boast about knowing it all)!
Hey Ignorant!! Don’t need to do away with it just follow the rules and be made to “talk” the whole time! Just follow the rules which I know is a hard thing for the GOP to do!!
But my question to you, OMG, is do you think it needs to be changed? Don’t you really think it has been made into a tool for obstruction that is far too easy to use? Forget about who whined about it. Forget about who used it how often or when. I think it should be changed. Perhaps not as restrictive as it was originally, but a bit more difficult than it is now. I mean, would it be too much to at least ask a Senator who wants to impose a filibuster to come into the Senate chamber and propose it in person? would that be too hard? Or is it your contention that it should be kept as it is because the other guys used it in the past? Just another old fool asking for your informed and reasoned thoughts.
Have a Great Day!
You should probably lay off the Rum for a while. Mrs. OMG is going to get wise to that ploy pretty quick.
“I think there should be a hotline that never answers, for people who never follow advice anyway.” – George Carlin
Hi Metro! The answer to your question is probably not. The reason I say so is because I agree with Harry Reid…. 2005 Harry that is…. that the filibuster IS the way that the minority keeps the majority from cramming its will down America’s throat. It is the voice of the minority. And in a normal Senate not run by modern Harry, this is what forces deliberation and compromise by both sides. It was designed this way for a good reason and I am inclined to stay that way. In truth, right now it would not matter because the Senate will pass NOTHING without the House, and the Repubs control the House. But political winds shift over time and when it comes time for your oxen to be gored, you want the same protection.
That being said, I don’t dispute that there could be limits on what sort of things filibusters can be used for. Can they be used for important legislation on taxes, budgets, regulatory issues, Constitutional matters, etc.? Absolutely. Can they be used for simple things like stopping presidential appointments? Probably not. Although, that’s what Harry Reid used it for.
Regarding the hot buttered rum… I still have a nasty cough. Need more rum.
Here’s some quotes from Dingy Harry on the matter…
Have a nice evening, Metro!
SEN. HARRY REID (D-NV):“As majority leader, I intend to run the Senate with respect for the rules and for the minority rights the rules protect. The Senate was not established to be efficient. Sometimes the rules get in the way of efficiency. The Senate was established to make sure that minorities are protected. Majorities can always protect themselves, but minorities cannot. That is what the Senate is all about.” (Sen. Reid, Congressional Record, S.11591, 12/8/06)
REID: “For more than 200 years, the rules of the Senate have protected the American people, and rightfully so. The need to muster 60 votes in order to terminate Senate debate naturally frustrates the majority and oftentimes the minority. I am sure it will frustrate me when I assume the office of majority leader in a few weeks. But I recognize this requirement is a tool that serves the long-term interest of the Senate and the American people and our country.” (Sen. Reid, Congressional Record, S.11591, 12/8/06)
REID: “I say on this floor that I love so much that I believe in the Golden Rule. I am going to treat my Republican colleagues the way that I expect to be treated. There is no ‘I’ve got you,’ no get even. I am going to do everything I can to preserve the traditions and rules of this institution that I love.” (Sen. Reid, Congressional Record, S.11591, 12/8/06)
REID:“…one of the most sacred rules of the Senate – the filibuster… It is a unique privilege that serves to aid small states from being trampled by the desires of larger states. Indeed, I view the use of the filibuster as a shield, rather than a sword. Invoked to protect rights, not to suppress them.” (Sen. Reid, Congressional Record, S.434, 1/5/95)
sounds like you love Harry the way you quote him so much
I absolutely agree with the right to Filibuster, OMG. My disagreement is with the way the rules for a filibuster have been watered down. A Senator can sit in his office and pick up the phone and institute a filibuster. Anonymously, without ever appearing on the Senate floor. That is not the way it was meant to work. And I think, because it is so easy, it gets overused – by everybody. This is not a Democrat vs. Republican issue I’m talking about here. It’s a Senate issue and it involves everyone. Even Harry Reid.
I’m afraid I have created a problem with my prescription. But I’m sure the neighborhood liquor store is happy. I think I feel the flu coming on. I am going to hit the liquor cabinet for some of that fine Mexican Tequila I picked up in Mexico. The kind they don’t export to the U.S. It’ll cure the flu, kill toenail fungus, clear your sinuses and your head. Oh, yeah, it will empty your head right out. I hope Ms. Metro hasn’t hidden it again.
Have a great evening.
“I typed the word Google into Google. Guess what came up? Everything! – George Carlin
Ya know, Metro… sometimes the cure is worse than the disease. This is how we have gotten such a rotten government. It’s also how I somehow find myslef in need of more rum every few days… cough cough cough…..
Have a great night, my friend. And DON’T show Mrs. Metro my quote. I don’t want to be in her bad graces.
“Bachelors know more about women than married men; if they didn’t they’d be married too.” — H. L. Mencken
sounds like the retardicans and the Tea party
It matter not who is in power the voters elected them, they should be able to govern “demo or repub” with a simple majority. As a black man who grew up in the south I hate every thing, the right wing ever did, dixie crat or dixie can but if they are elected in a free and fair election, they should govern period. The filibuster is bad relic from the past.
Hi Vern… You are dead wrong in this case, my friend. Our republic was set up specifically to prevent the majority from overpowering the minority. You don’t want majority rule democracy. It always ends badly. Think of it this way… what if the majority voted to reinstate slavery? I know it’s extreme, but it makes the point. The minority, dem or repub, should always be heard. That’s the reason for the filibuster.
Have a nice day, Vern!
“Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage.” – H.L. Mencken
Hey Bozo the Idiot if what you say is true then why are the Republicans in thee states trying to change the way that the Electoral College voting works. Seems like they want to make it and a Congressional district level not a popular vote level like the vast majority of people would like to see. I wonder why Reince is pushing this, oh that’s right then those disticts (rural areas) with small populations would count the same as or more than the more highly populated areas (cities). Does that seem fair? So a candidiate could win the popular vote by a good & but lose the election because of this change to the states way of applying their Electoral College votes. What happened to protecting the intent of the Founding Fathers?
billy boy… don’t be a moron. I know you can’t help it, but try.
First off, the comment to Vern is regarding the filibuster, not redistricting. Second, the DemonRATS are the kings of screwing with the electorate and gerrymandering to insure the election of otherwise unelectable morons. Most of the DemonRATS elected ARE morons. It’s no wonder you’re attracted to them.
“In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm and three or more is a congress.” — John Adams
You know something Colleen, if our Federal Government would just run the necessary functions of our Federal Government, we would hardly ever hear from them. States are more in touch with the People and local governments. The Federal Government should consentrate on our National Defense, commerce & trade, treaties, & the Treasury, not be involved in every aspect of our lives.
And now…. the REAL Cartoon of the Day!
Dirty Harry, hypocrite supreme…….
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No IQOBOZO only comments on the cartoon page! Cuz he only looks at the pictures! So! Either don’t comment or drive the lunatic crazy
Obozo is one hate filled idiot
Fact is, somebody needs to do it.
We didn’t vote in a bozo, pay him/her big time money and lay out a retirement plan that goes beyond fair so that they can waste their term(s) filibustering and blocking anybody and everybody’s plan to help this country. As I said before, put a progressive quota on these ‘public’ officials and make them earn their so-called ‘entitlements’..
what’s makes you think the republican’s won’t do it 2014 should they come to power?