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Thread: 10 filibusters out of 214?!?!

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    10 filibusters out of 214?!?!

    The filibuster, a move by a minority of at least 40 senators to prevent action by exploiting the requirement of 60 votes to close debate, has been used by Democrats to hold up 10 of Mr. Bush's 214 judicial nominees. Dr. Frist is threatening to alter the rules to eliminate the filibuster of judicial nominees.
    What's the big deal here? That leaves 204 republican candidates, this is a horrible move by the republicans. Does anyone think the democrats are being unreasonable by blocking only 4.6% of Bush's nominations?

    http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1364179/posts

    It's possible that Frist just lost any remaining hope of grabbing the 2008 nomination. This move is just so.... stupid . What will they do when they are no longer a majority?
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    Umm because the fillibuster was not designed for holding up Judges. But you knew that.
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    Ummm the filibuster was desgined to be used to makes sure the minority isn't driven down at all times. Its called checks and balances. Do some research.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MischiefDolphin
    Ummm the filibuster was desgined to be used to makes sure the minority isn't driven down at all times. Its called checks and balances. Do some research.
    So has it ever been used by the minority party to oppose Judges before?

    If you answer yes you are not telling the truth. It was never designed to hold up Judges, and LIB's know it. This is why CON's have been forced to act like they have. In short there is a mini-war going on here.
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    Hey Man. Fine with me if we take the blue states and make our own country. See how long the Reds last.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MischiefDolphin
    Hey Man. Fine with me if we take the blue states and make our own country. See how long the Reds last.
    Now you lost me. I'm talking about a filibuster and how it has never been used by the minority party before and you are talking about a civil war.

    Why are most LIB's so overly dramatic?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MischiefDolphin
    Hey Man. Fine with me if we take the blue states and make our own country. See how long the Reds last.
    wow
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    I just find it amussing that the Blue States pay for most of the federal programs in the red states.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MischiefDolphin
    I just find it amussing that the Blue States pay for most of the federal programs in the red states.
    Shoot we should just fillibuster you all!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ohall
    Shoot we should just fillibuster you all!
    Now thats just getting greedy.
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