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  •  Why is that a lie? Weren't 60 votes needed (0+ / 0-)

    to move the bill since the Republicans had filibustered it?

    "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

    by SueDe on Thu Jan 16, 2014 at 06:52:15 AM PST

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    •  the truth would be that (4+ / 0-)

      it failed to get the 60 votes needed to overcome a republican filibuster; it only needs 51 votes to pass

      when I see a republican on tv, I always think of Monty Python: "Shut your festering gob you tit! Your type makes me puke!"

      by bunsk on Thu Jan 16, 2014 at 06:55:08 AM PST

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      •  Pass = democracy. (1+ / 0-)
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        Filibuster for obstruction = anti-democracy.

        There's nothing in the Constitution that in the least suggests installing a filibuster mechanism.

        •  Amen! (1+ / 0-)
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          Saw Megyn Kelly quoted in an interview with a Rep Congress-critter about whether they were going to impeach Obama or "let the courts" do that?

          These media types really have zero idea of how our government works, do they?

          What stronger breast-plate than a heart untainted! Thrice is he arm'd, that hath his quarrel just; And he but naked, though lock'd up in steel, Whose conscience with injustice is corrupted. Henry VI Part II Act 3 Scene 2

          by TerryDarc on Thu Jan 16, 2014 at 08:50:34 AM PST

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      •  Oh, I see what you mean now. (0+ / 0-)

        This is nothing to lose sleep over (not the bill's failure, but the way the failure is addressed).  It's become de regueur for the lazy stenographers in the press.

        "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

        by SueDe on Thu Jan 16, 2014 at 07:00:50 PM PST

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