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  •  Seems to have a lot of flaws... (0+ / 0-)

    I hope somebody who knows all the ins and outs is working on this, because you know the GOP will find any  loophole to continue their complete obstruction.

    The NRA is the Gun Manufacturer Lobby. Nothing more. Their pontification about the second amendment is nothing more than their ad jingle. They're the domestic version of the Military Industrial Complex.

    by Jacoby Jonze on Fri Dec 28, 2012 at 09:40:20 PM PST

    •  How is it different, do you know, than what (5+ / 0-)

      used to take place when they got up there and read a cook book?

      That is what I want to see them return to. The old Filibuster.

      Read away, boys and girls.

      202-224-3121 to Congress in D.C. USE it! You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage them. "We're not perfect, but they're nuts."--Barney Frank 01/02/2012

      by cany on Fri Dec 28, 2012 at 10:32:38 PM PST

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      •  When they actually had to work to filibuster, they (6+ / 0-)

        did not do it very often.

        •  It put a face on obstructionism (2+ / 0-)
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          When the American People can see a specific someone talking about non-germane stuff for hours on end, they've got someone to blame. Someone to write letters to, saying things like "WTF are you doing, cut the crap"
          As it is now, they are comfortable in their anonymity. They can do what they want with no recourse against them.
          If they want to filibuster, ok, but they need to own their actions.

          Everybody got to elevate from the norm....

          by Icicle68 on Sat Dec 29, 2012 at 08:55:06 AM PST

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          •  That is a really excellent point. Heck we're (0+ / 0-)

            probably more informed than most but I can't tell you what was held up by whom.

            202-224-3121 to Congress in D.C. USE it! You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage them. "We're not perfect, but they're nuts."--Barney Frank 01/02/2012

            by cany on Sat Dec 29, 2012 at 02:06:25 PM PST

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