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Robert Ariail

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  1. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    Looks like an improvement.

  2. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 5 months ago

    The question is, what will the Democrats do when President Palin has a majority of 51 Republicans in the Senate?


    The answer is that, when Bush, sr and jr had majorities of 52 or so, the Democrats rolled over and played dead and let them go to wars the Democrats’ constituents were against, saying, ‘Well, we voted “No,” but we were outvoted.’


    So no difference. The Democrats, faced with motions their constituents would have been against, very seldom used the ‘painless’ filibuster. So losing it won’t have much impact.

  3. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 5 months ago

    His point is the congressmen who opposed didn’t use the so-called painless filibuster to try to get their way.

  4. JmcaRice

    JmcaRice GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    Harry Reid only believes in the Constitution when it suits his political party. He is a terrible human being.

  5. Enoki

    Enoki said, 5 months ago

    Finishing what he started…

  6. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    Nuke Congress from orbit. It’s the ONLY way to be sure of finishing the job properly!

    2014, 2016, and 2018…Re-Elect NOBODY!!

  7. ARodney

    ARodney said, 5 months ago

    It was the GOP that destroyed the filibuster, by abusing it to the point of making America fail. Filibustering a chief of defense during wartime? Really? They had been told many times that they should stick to their gentlemen’s agreement to keep it to “extraordinary” circumstances, and failed to do so.

  8. 1opinion

    1opinion said, 5 months ago

    @ansonia

    “good grief, that’s totally farleftwingnut stuff.”
    Yes, to farrightwingnut fanatics.*

  9. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    “Advise and consent” didn’t specify 60% approval, or any percentage, or even a “majority” in fact, that was created by “Senate rules”, which are typically revised, like in the House, with each new Congress.


    If you want a real “bomb”, get rid of the electoral college, and go for a simple majority of the popular vote.


    “Bomb” number two, reinstate the “fairness doctrine” on publicly held radio and television transmissions regarding “political content”. Despite right-wing claims, that would increase liberal access to the media by at least 50-60% of broadcast time over what they currently get.

  10. mhmercer

    mhmercer GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    Let’s make the filibuster a ‘no time limit’, ‘no potty break’ event. Run your mouth as long as you want. One to a political party. You can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave.

  11. spyderred

    spyderred GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    It was the Republican stated determination to filibuster EVERY nomination, regardless of the nominee’s qualifications, that destroyed the Senate. The Dems acted to save it.

  12. Sharuniboy

    Sharuniboy GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    @spyderred,
    You do realize you are trying to convey FACTS to a bunch of Teabaghead/Republican fanatics, for whom the word itself is an obscenety they won’t tolerate?
    ^
    From another website – somewhat paraphrased: “As a Nation, we have made a great deal of progress in the past 75 years; and the Republicans have been AGAINST every bit of it.”

  13. pirate227

    pirate227 said, 5 months ago

    He took a page out of the GOP playbook.
    How’s that taste?

  14. Sharuniboy

    Sharuniboy GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    flake-67121
    And just what is meant by that pile of lawn fertilizer?

  15. swr

    swr said, 5 months ago

    @Rad-ish

    wait until 2016 when the republican get to redecorate.

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