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Steve Kelley

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  1. mskemple

    mskemple said, 10 months ago

    The difference being – the dems actually did it!
    @StL Cardinal Fan: You do know that Debt Free is conservative in nature don’t you? Please don’t go DF , I enjoy your posts and usually get the humor others only see as ranting!

  2. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    Here is what Obama said as a Senator: "What they don’t expect is for one party – be it Republican or Democrat – to change the rules in the middle of the game so that they can make all the decisions while the other party is told to sit down and keep quiet. […]

    Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2012/11/28/obama-fought-against-eliminating-filibuster-2005#ixzz2lNy9Ra8m

    Add the floor speech of Senator Reid:

    http://democrats.senate.gov/2005/05/18/reid-floor-speech-on-use-of-filibuster/

    Now you Libs should read the entire article reporting Obama’s position. It is spot on.

    So if you agreed with them then and NOW you support this move you need to look up the definition of HYPOCRITE.

    But then we all knew that…….

  3. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, 10 months ago

    As one often accused of being a liberal, I will state that I have no issues with the filibuster, as long as it is used in its original form: talk until they can find 60 votes to shut you up. But you have to talk. You have to continue to say something, no matter how important or inane, no matter how close to or how far from the original subject. But you have to talk.

    Today’s use of the filibuster: “I call FILIBUSTER. This automatically means that any vote taken will require 60 votes to pass.” This is way too easy, and therefore way too easy to take advantage of.

    There was a Star Trek episode (stay with me) where two societies were at war. One would launch a “strike”, but it was only computerized. There were casualties; a certain number of people would have to go into death chambers as a result of the “strike”, but at least the societies could keep their architecture, and their infrastructure, and their culture. War made clean. No major consequences; a few people just disappear. Time for the next strike.

    The current filibuster rule is the same; there is no consequence for using it, so it’s way over-used. If viewers could see what Senators would talk about during filibusters, we’d see far fewer of them, and they’d only be used in truly controversial situations.

    Notice I made no mention of political party. The rules should be the same, no matter who is in the majority. But the rules need to be restored to original, or the filibuster has no purpose except for those who like minority rule and/or massive gridlock.

  4. Tinker-Tailor

    Tinker-Tailor said, 10 months ago

    What goes around comes around. Just wait until 2014 and see the DEMon snakes in the Senate squirm.

  5. Tinker-Tailor

    Tinker-Tailor said, 10 months ago

    @Bruce4671

    You expect the left wing wack jobs to read? Even if they could, they would deny the very things they heard and read with their own ears and eyes.

  6. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @I Play One On TV

    If viewers could see what Senators would talk about during filibusters, we’d see far fewer of them, and they’d only be used in truly controversial situations

    My understanding is that most of them go to fundraisers during the phantom filibusters. Seriously, watch C-Span & you see a lot of empty seats most of the time.

    Despite the overheated rhetoric coming from the right, it’s worth noting the rules change only applies to executive appointees, not enacting legislation.

  7. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @Bruce4671

    So if you agreed with them then and NOW you support this move you need to look up the definition of HYPOCRITE.

    Reid spoke before the GOP started abusing the rule. If you don’t buy that idea, fine. But, if you aren’t demanding the GOP restore the rule at their first opportunity, who’s being a hypocrite?

  8. denis1112

    denis1112 said, 10 months ago

    The Democrats were against it before they were for it.It didn’t happen before in 2005,but did in 2013.The party of the rich DNC donnors.

  9. Enoki

    Enoki said, 10 months ago

    Ah, but back then sane people were in charge and passed on doing it. Now the inmates are running the asylum!

  10. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    Like a dog, the Republicans just kept abusing, the filibuster, until it finally bit them. There is a difference between a valid tool used sparingly, and stupidly mis-using that tool. Harry just put the blade guard back on their table saw, it’s still there in the shop if appropriate.

  11. mdavis4183

    mdavis4183 GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    O’Connel, resisted the temptation. Harry Reid didn’t.

  12. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, 10 months ago

    Hey, a good, truth-telling Toon. Thank you very much, Mr. Kelley.

  13. jimhargrave

    jimhargrave GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    <<<Despite the overheated rhetoric coming from the right, it’s worth noting the rules change only applies to executive appointees, not enacting legislation.>>>
    True, for now…

  14. Ron

    Ron GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @StL Cardinal Fan

    Hey now!! Don’t hold back. Tell how you really feel.

  15. Gresch

    Gresch GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    I am reminded of a line from the one of the “Lord of the Rings” movies…. Looks like meat is back on the menu, boys!

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