The Filibuster Had to Be Killed
How the Republican minority had turned it into an obscene weapon for obstructionism, delay, and political mischief.
By Emily Bazelon
A Complete Timeline of Republican Obstructionism on Budget Negotiations They Are Now Demanding (Part 1)
Republicans are unnervingly adept at convincing large swaths of the public that up is down, or that night is, in fact, day. They are attempting this right now, on a grand scale. "Why won't President Obama and Democrats just negotiate with us?" they bewail. They're hoping that the public (and the media which is supposed to inform the public) has absolutely no memory of what has taken place all year long, as they have blocked -- over and over again -- exactly the budget negotiations they are now screaming for.
Political writer and blogger at ChrisWeigant****
Is it obstructing when Reid refuses to take up house bills? You know you LOST the house right?
As usual you all try to dodge the point !!! WHICH IS GET OFF YOUR AS SSES AND GET TO WORK !!!Obstructing doesn't do ANYONE ANY GOOD !!!
BobBarker...should the republicans simply become re-tooled democrats, you remove the problem of obstruction and replace it with a competition to see who can out-entitle the other for power and we lose the check and balance of governance. there is one thing i have learned from being in business as long as i have and that is you never "buy" business because there is always somebody that will come along and "out-buy" you. you build relationships on trust and confident leadership. our current politcal environment does not reflect either at the moment. turning republicans into democrats is not the answer.
R1KRA8...excellent post of scripture. our bodies are our temples and must be cared for and maintained as much as our minds and soul.
How do you pick a fight on a blog? I can see an arguement, but not a fight!
You own a temple?
1 Corinthians 3:16
1 Corinthians 6:19
Why would you put drugs or alcohol in a temple? Well, I guess wine works!
You own a temple?
Talking to Bob. I dont drink or put drugs in my temple.
Greek, ya drunk or trying to pick a fight?
Yeah Bob they need to pass them laws to give more taxmoney away so the rest of us and our children can be a slave to the machine for centuries down the road if it dont wreck the country first, and get them weapons banned, and pass more free heathcare laws and many more laws that bypass that worthless Constitution. Maybe even pass a law that puts the elderly away since they are a drain on the economy. You elderly yet?
Well since you have resigned yourself to the facts ,then start lobbying to get your republicans off their collective as ses and end this failed strategy of obstruction !!
BobBarker..that is one point where i think you are correct. the repulicans are terrible at the game of creating victimization and the mentality of entitlement. the democrats have perfected that aspect of politics and governance to an art form and are in the process of taking it to whole other level. God help us all.
Should he have put that out there, no, but its been standard issue for awhile now!
Too bad you cant win an election !
Tiredofit. That is a SURE sign you are WINNING the debate....
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