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  •  Nuking the filibuster and making the (0+ / 0-)

    Discharge Petition a reality in the House would allow us to get rather more done. There are still Republicans willing to vote for bipartisan bills, but the Tea Parties will not allow Boehner to bring them to the floor.

    Of course, there are a lot more Republicans who will vote for a bill than sign a Discharge Petition, because of primarying from the Right.

    We just have to take the House this fall and undo some of the gerrymanders.

    Back off, man. I'm a logician.—GOPBusters™

    by Mokurai on Mon Feb 10, 2014 at 09:36:22 PM PST

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    •  Discharge Petition? (0+ / 0-)

      I thought the GOP killed the Discharge Petition just recently...

      +++ The law is a weapon used to bludgeon us peasants into submission. It is not to be applied to the monied elite.

      by cybersaur on Tue Feb 11, 2014 at 08:57:28 AM PST

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      •  Not at all (0+ / 0-)

        The last big change was in 1993, when then-Rep. Inhofe pushed through a requirement to make all signatures public even before the petition is submitted.

        The usual response to a Discharge Petition that looks like it will succeed is to allow the bill to the floor, so that the Discharge Petition becomes moot.

        Back off, man. I'm a logician.—GOPBusters™

        by Mokurai on Tue Feb 11, 2014 at 09:31:20 AM PST

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