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  •  Another hypocrite, he wasn't saying this in 2005-6 (7+ / 0-)

    Just like McConnell, Grassley, Rush was all for getting rid of the filibuster back in 2005 and 2006.  I guess it's okay when Republicans rape women, but not Democrats.

    Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear. ~William E. Gladstone, 1866

    by absdoggy on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 12:13:25 PM PST

    •  Indeed. Limbaugh Flashback: (4+ / 0-)

      Limbaugh Flashback

      This filibuster, as you know, they're filibustering these nominations which requires essentially 60 votes for a judge to be confirmed. The Constitution says nothing about this. The Constitution says simple majority, 51 votes. But because they're invoking the filibuster, which, you know, the Senate can make up its own rules but not when they impose on the Constitution and not when they impose on the legislative branch. Separation of powers here. But if nobody stops them, they're going to keep getting away with it. It's up to the Senate Republicans to stop them.

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      But to do so when it affects a presidential power, which takes us into a separation of powers issue, like the appointment of judges, that is unconstitutional, in my layman's view.  [Premiere Radio Networks, The Rush Limbaugh Show, 12/24/04, via Media Matters]

      ...wispy longings for a time before Elvis and the Beatles, back when "a girl could cook and still would". You know before the troubles.~Hunter.

      by denig on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 12:56:36 PM PST

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    •  You say hypocrite, Rush yells Rape (0+ / 0-)

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