11 Responses to “Reid To McConnell: GOP Filibuster Abuse Makes Senate Inefficient”

  1. munseym says:

    “The people have …
    “The people have made clear they believe the filibuster is an important check and balance to be preserved, not vaporized.” –Charles Schumer

  2. munseym says:

    “The American …
    “The American people want less partisanship in this town, but everyone in this chamber knows that if the majority chooses to end the filibuster, if they choose to change the rules and put an end to democratic debate, then the fighting, the bitterness and the gridlock will only get worse.” –Barack Obama

  3. munseym says:

    “The filibuster is …
    “The filibuster is far from a procedural gimmick. It’s part of the fabric of this institution we call the Senate .. for 200 years we have had the right of extended debate — it’s not some procedural gimmick — some in this chamber want to throw out 214 years of history in the quest for absolute power.” –Harry Reid

  4. munseym says:

    Remember when Reid …
    Remember when Reid, Obama, Biden, etc. thought the filibuster was the best thing since sliced bread? I do. Youtube 3GBu6-wMuj0#!

  5. Bpers2001 says:

    Well, Mitch, you …
    Well, Mitch, you only have yourself to blame, and the abuse of the filibuster process you and your party has taken to heights never seen before in our nation. When your singular goal is to obstruct everything the President attempts, you lose your right to use a processes meant for real minority rights.

  6. munseym says:

    Reid was against ” …
    Reid was against “the brute force of a simple majority vote” before he was for it.

  7. munseym says:

    “One of our finest …
    “One of our finest accomplishments over the last 2 years was something that the Senate chose not to do,” said [Senate Minority Leader] Reid from the Senate floor on Friday [December 2006]. “In May 2005, the Senate turned aside the so-called nuclear option and decided to preserve the rules of the Senate which allow for extended debate on judicial nominations. The nuclear option would have forced a change in this venerable Senate rule by the brute force of a simple majority vote.”

  8. MountainMan23 says:

    Surprisingly Rep. …
    Surprisingly Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-VA) agrees – the Senate must be allowed to do its business. Yes, he’s a Republican.

  9. silverinkpot7 says:

    Give em Hell, Harry …
    Give em Hell, Harry! 

  10. Phalinex says:

    Way to go Senator …
    Way to go Senator Reid! Its time for Democrats to stand up to this all for the rich, massively destructive, corporate party of incompetence, lies, and obstruction.

  11. Meade556 says:

    Leader McConnell, …
    Leader McConnell, we all respect your right to have your views heard, we just ask that the American people actually get to hear what those views are.

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