Skip to main content

View Diary: Reid to introduce three-part gun-control bill that includes background checks, at least for now (70 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Harry's promises are worthless. (5+ / 0-)

    He can't legitimately promise a vote on that bill and amendments because he cravenly refused to reform the filibuster.  The most he can promise on any bill is a cloture vote.  If he can't get 60 votes, he can't even get the bills debated on the Senate floor.  Putz.

    •  That's how he likes it (4+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      conniptionfit, Losty, Pluto, KenBee

      The filibuster is a built in excuse for politcians who serve the 1% while relying on the 99% for votes.

      "When I was an alien, cultures weren't opinions" ~ Kurt Cobain, Territorial Pissings

      by Subterranean on Thu Mar 21, 2013 at 04:35:08 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  Well, I certainly haven't seen (2+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        KenBee, Subterranean

        Any evidence to the contrary.  I would be willing to assume all these folk good intentions, if I had seen any evidence at all that.
        So here we are, once again asking ourselves the eternal question about politicians: incompetent? Or corrupt?

        •  yabut you can pose easier this way.. (0+ / 0-)

          ohh those mean republicans made me do this, ohhhh.

          And of course they snicker and just say 'yer trying to grab our guns'

          and there is stalemate and nothing is even attempted...except for the President's and the state's efforts, good, bad, and indifferent.

          This machine kills Fascists.

          by KenBee on Thu Mar 21, 2013 at 09:46:03 PM PDT

          [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site