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I see a way to stop all of this obstructionism in the house.   I see a way to dish it out and maybe just maybe get that filibuster reform through.  Who has the guts to pull
a Mr. Smith goes to Washington to filibuster the obstructionists of the republican legislators.  Stand for days and days about how America heard nothing about Debts under a Republican congress and president.  Invasion of countries and unfunded mandates and unfunded wars !!!

I would love to see when that legislator can't go on, another one take up the floor and proceed where the last Dem left off and go on for days.  It would make news.  It would raise eyebrows and it would show that the democratic party has pushed for filibuster reform but if they don't want it.. Here it is baby.   Along with some real truth !  Deal with it.  

I wish our side would stand and I mean literally stand for the American people and let the republicans own the destruction they are dishing out to the American people.   Read every name who voted against America.  Tell the truth and tell it without ceasing.
People could see the truth be unveiled before their eyes and Hannity and Rush could not lie about what was happening live on the Legislative Body Floor in real time for every American to see.  Who has the guts?

Then maybe filibuster reform will be discussed and maybe irrational people will get a little more rational.

Bring on a real filibuster.. Mr. Smith style !

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  •  Tip Jar (17+ / 0-)

    We the People have to make a difference and the Change.....Just do it ! Be part of helping us build a veteran community online. United Veterans of America

    by Vetwife on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 12:33:04 PM PST

  •  Yep! (2+ / 0-)
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    Vetwife, FloridaSNMOM

    I wonder why we won't see one Democratic Senator take the floor and berate the Republicans who have caused this mess!  One democratic (Small d!) voice just simply say that we are where we are because of the GOP and their obstruction, now, and their failure to reign in the BUSH-Cheney Wars and Defecits!

    I wonder why it takes so much courage to tell the truth?

    Dick Cheney said, "Pi$$ on 'em!" And, Ronald Reagan replied, "That's a Great Idea. Let's Call it 'Trickle Down Economics!"

    by NM Ray on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 12:49:39 PM PST

  •  Vetwife - someone, or a group, could do that (3+ / 0-)
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    Vetwife, Shippo1776, FloridaSNMOM

    in the Senate. However, in the House you need permission to take the podium and your time is limited. There is no right in the House by members of the majority or minority to engage in unlimited debate. That's not the case in the Senate. Any Senator can engage in unlimited debate without permission of the Majority Leader.

    "let's talk about that"

    by VClib on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 01:02:19 PM PST

  •  Truth to the people and do it longwinded style ! (3+ / 0-)

    We the People have to make a difference and the Change.....Just do it ! Be part of helping us build a veteran community online. United Veterans of America

    by Vetwife on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 01:12:04 PM PST

  •  you're right, but (1+ / 0-)
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    Vetwife

    I don't know who would do it. Bernie? He voted with them on the fiscal cliff thing. Sherrod Brown? Elizabeth Warren?

    Anybody care to support principle before party and take the shit that's gonna rain down on your head after you piss off the President and the party leadership?

    if necessary for years; if necessary, alone

    by SouthernLiberalinMD on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 01:33:16 PM PST

  •  Put it into a petition and get mondo signatures (2+ / 0-)
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    Vetwife, 88kathy

    And I'll be willing to cart them down to the Senate and confront however many Senators you like with them. Warren, Sanders, whomever. Hell, we could make it a media event.

    For God's sakes, all we're asking is that American legislatiors stop threatening to tank the American economy and destroy our credit rating.

    if necessary for years; if necessary, alone

    by SouthernLiberalinMD on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 01:35:46 PM PST

  •  Can someone start a decent petition... (1+ / 0-)
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    88kathy

    I can come up with spreading the word but never did a decent petition.  Let's do it !  

    We the People have to make a difference and the Change.....Just do it ! Be part of helping us build a veteran community online. United Veterans of America

    by Vetwife on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 01:49:11 PM PST

  •  If one took to the floor couldn't it stop (0+ / 0-)

    a government shut down?   I mean they are not allowed to bring up votes or even go home.  A quarum has to be present when roll is called.  Make them earn their salary.

    We the People have to make a difference and the Change.....Just do it ! Be part of helping us build a veteran community online. United Veterans of America

    by Vetwife on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 01:51:19 PM PST

  •  Ha!... The whole filibuster thing started (0+ / 0-)

    In roman days by a guy named.. get this.. CATO.  Wonder if a decent relative....The family  did change the spelling in the 1800's.  That side is from Italy....hmmm

    http://en.wikipedia.org/...

    We the People have to make a difference and the Change.....Just do it ! Be part of helping us build a veteran community online. United Veterans of America

    by Vetwife on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 02:12:25 PM PST

  •  Just got back from a group addressed by a man (0+ / 0-)

    who was fully involved in the civil rights movement of the 60's and 70's, and who continues to be a voice for the same rights 50 years later, much to his dismay.  Powerful evening hearing about this man's involvement with bringing MLK to Memphis for the sanitation workers strike and other well known events.  All that it would take is for one powerful voice speaking the reasonable things that differentiate us from the blabber coming from the GOP (witness all comments on hammers, hatchets and anything else by TN Rep. Marsha Blackburn....).  You and I cannot have the stage.  We elect people to take the stage for us.  How do we get the ear of one with the guts and the skill to articulate the message from the stage?  Where is that one?  Obama cannot do that part.  He did his part today in his press conference talking about our becoming a "deadbeat nation"..... oooh, that must have hurt those who feel that everyone but them are the dreaded "deadbeats" of the world.  He now needs helpers, not silence, or the next thing to it, from his legislative ranks.

    •  No he cannot and did do this part (0+ / 0-)

      but there are fifty some odd senators who could take that foor.
      Why are they not taking it ?  The republicans should be shown what a legislative hostage taking really looks like when and not just by vote, and cloture.   Litterally taking the floor and holding it.

      We the People have to make a difference and the Change.....Just do it ! Be part of helping us build a veteran community online. United Veterans of America

      by Vetwife on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 09:27:59 AM PST

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