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Robert Ariail

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  1. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Looks like an improvement.

  2. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, almost 2 years 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 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years 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, almost 2 years ago

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

  5. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 2 years ago

    Finishing what he started…

  6. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    You mean the moderate thoughtful Republicans that could agree to compromise, and work for their constituents…and whom the Tea Party assassinated using Koch brother funds. Thanks to Citizens United!

  7. ARodney

    ARodney said, almost 2 years 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. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years 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.

  9. said, almost 2 years 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.

  10. spyderred

    spyderred said, almost 2 years 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.

  11. pirate227

    pirate227 said, almost 2 years ago

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

  12. artistdavid

    artistdavid said, almost 2 years ago

    Demoncrats never let truth get in the way of Obama Care excesses, nor all Obama lies and failures!

  13. Dr Lou

    Dr Lou GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Hardly….when the GOP is ready to rejoin America…get back to us.
    And my suggestion is that the next Faux News watcher who yells about ‘socialism’ should really sign up for an 8th grade Civics class and see if they can pass even one of the semester tests.

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