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Nick Anderson

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  1. Darsan54

    Darsan54 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    I love how the Washington based media and elite pundits have totally overlooked the damage being done to simple governance by the Republicans.

  2. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 3 years ago

    I always groan when I hear there is going to be a filibuster (or a non-filibuster filibuster as they do it now), but there is an interesting sentence in the Federalist Papers: “If a majority be united by a common interest, the rights of the minority will be insecure." A right of a minority has been removed as pertains to nominations and has made acceptable the process to change Senate rules to fit any bill or nomination that the majority wills. This removes the moral obligation of the majority to consider the needs of the minority, and as partisan as the Senate has become the minority will be discounted. Majorities and minorities sometimes reverse their positions; the current majority may have made an ill considered decision.

  3. Kaffekup

    Kaffekup said, about 3 years ago

    We all know if the republicans took the Senate (God forbid), they would abolish the filibuster completely on day one. They can tolerate no opposition to their power.

  4. D Lee

    D Lee GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Why do the Democrats at this time feel like the appointment of Obama’s nominees is more important than the threat of the senate rules changing when there is a Republican president?
    A. The Republicans have no one who can touch Hillary for 2014.
    B. It is rare for a president to fail in a second election attempt. That means there will probably won’t be a Republican president until 2022.
    C. The country is becoming more and more blue. Texas will be blue by 2030, and sooner is more likely. With those 34 electoral votes, a Republican will have a hard time winning.
    D. Nothing that the senate does can’t be vetoed by the president.
    E. There are 4 Supreme Court justices older than 70.
    So, why aren’t the Democrats worrying about the threat of a Republican takeover? There is no reason to believe there will be more than perhaps one more Republican president to ever happen.

  5. cjr53

    cjr53 said, about 3 years ago

    No, the country will progress and improve for MOST Americans, not just the 1%.

    Also, GoComics should put in some limits to how many comments a single poster can make in a row without paying for the priveledge.

  6. GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Half of all the filibusters since the birth of this country have been enlisted during the current presidency (i.e., the past 5 years). That’s why… I’m not sure it’s a good idea, but given the determination to make sure “he fails,” it may be warranted.

  7. pirate227

    pirate227 said, about 3 years ago

    The Democrats don’t need to worry about being in the minority in the Senate in the future. They will not abuse the filibuster where it is used for EVERY nominee.

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