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Sun May 30, 2021, 02:35 PM

If the Democrats in the Senate don't change the filibuster rule

the GOP will do it the very first day of their next majority.

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Reply If the Democrats in the Senate don't change the filibuster rule (Original post)
prodigitalson May 2021 OP
JustABozoOnThisBus May 2021 #1
Fullduplexxx May 2021 #2
Bev54 May 2021 #3
In It to Win It May 2021 #5
erronis May 2021 #4
doc03 May 2021 #6
Locutusofborg May 2021 #7

Response to prodigitalson (Original post)

Sun May 30, 2021, 02:42 PM

1. Why didn't they do it when they owned the House, Senate, and White House?

They did it for judicial votes, but not for bills. I wonder why not?

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #1)

Sun May 30, 2021, 02:43 PM

2. They knew they were gonna lose it


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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #1)

Sun May 30, 2021, 03:12 PM

3. Because they don't govern, they just obfuscate

and don't need to break a filibuster to do that, as they have shown, they need the filibuster to prevent the dems from governing.

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #1)

Sun May 30, 2021, 05:08 PM

5. Well, the only thing that seems to be on the agenda was tax cuts and judicial nominations

They didn’t need to nuke the filibuster for tax cuts and one thing that required the filibuster proof majority was SCOTUS confirmations, and they nuked the filibuster when they had to.

If they want something as bad as they want a SCOTUS seat, they’ll nuke the filibuster.

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Response to prodigitalson (Original post)

Sun May 30, 2021, 03:38 PM

4. They understood way back in the 1980s/90s that they couldn't hold onto the congress

so they decided which pieces they would obstruct then, and which pieces now.

This is nothing about governing. It is about playing a deadly game of checkers with an opponent who can/will throw the pieces off the board if they are losing.

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Response to prodigitalson (Original post)

Sun May 30, 2021, 05:27 PM

6. 100% nt

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Response to prodigitalson (Original post)

Sun May 30, 2021, 05:36 PM

7. There appear to be enough Senators of both parties

Who want to preserve the filibuster for when the opposition is in the majority.

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