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Mon Sep 21, 2020, 10:27 PM

Outrage against Dianne Feinstein as potential Judiciary chair comes out against Senate reform

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Source: Raw Story

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) received harsh criticism on Monday after coming out against Senate reform of the filibuster.

“I don’t believe in doing that. I think the filibuster serves a purpose,” Feinstein argued.

“It is not often used, it’s often less used now than when I first came, and I think it’s part of the Senate that differentiates itself,” Feinstein falsely claimed.

Read more: https://www.rawstory.com/2020/09/outrage-against-dianne-feinstein-as-potential-judiciary-chair-comes-out-against-senate-reform/

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Reply Outrage against Dianne Feinstein as potential Judiciary chair comes out against Senate reform (Original post)
Statistical Sep 2020 OP
msongs Sep 2020 #1
House of Roberts Sep 2020 #2
dem4decades Sep 2020 #3
dicksmc3 Sep 2020 #38
dem4decades Sep 2020 #39
BootinUp Sep 2020 #4
George II Sep 2020 #5
Gore1FL Sep 2020 #8
SharonClark Sep 2020 #15
Gore1FL Sep 2020 #23
Gore1FL Sep 2020 #6
genxlib Sep 2020 #7
Gore1FL Sep 2020 #9
OAITW r.2.0 Sep 2020 #12
demosincebirth Sep 2020 #25
oldsoftie Sep 2020 #34
SharonClark Sep 2020 #18
Gore1FL Sep 2020 #24
Fiendish Thingy Sep 2020 #10
delisen Sep 2020 #31
oldsoftie Sep 2020 #35
Renew Deal Sep 2020 #11
groundloop Sep 2020 #13
chowder66 Sep 2020 #17
regnaD kciN Sep 2020 #21
CBHagman Sep 2020 #26
delisen Sep 2020 #32
rickyhall Sep 2020 #14
Warpy Sep 2020 #16
chowder66 Sep 2020 #19
liskddksil Sep 2020 #20
regnaD kciN Sep 2020 #22
Liberty Belle Sep 2020 #27
delisen Sep 2020 #33
standingtall Sep 2020 #28
delisen Sep 2020 #36
Demsrule86 Sep 2020 #46
oldsoftie Sep 2020 #37
Statistical Sep 2020 #41
Demsrule86 Sep 2020 #45
Demsrule86 Sep 2020 #47
C Moon Sep 2020 #29
Hekate Sep 2020 #30
durablend Sep 2020 #40
getagrip_already Sep 2020 #42
turbinetree Sep 2020 #43
Demsrule86 Sep 2020 #44
HariSeldon Sep 2020 #48
Omaha Steve Sep 2020 #49

Response to Statistical (Original post)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 10:30 PM

1. rawstory is not a new source nt

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Response to Statistical (Original post)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 10:30 PM

2. Feinstein was in a coma during the Obama years, I guess.

The filibuster does serve a purpose though. It gives the Oppressor Class tax cuts at fifty one votes, while making it take 60 to repeal them.

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Response to Statistical (Original post)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 10:33 PM

3. I'm sick of having the Republicans break all the rules. Times have changed.

Democrats must change too, that means you Diane.

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Response to dem4decades (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 22, 2020, 06:56 AM

38. 100% agree!

Feinstein is a fixture just like Schumer, McConnel, Grassley and others that HAVE TO GO!! We need PROGRESSIVES to be in charge not these wimps who are actually DINOs and suck ass to republiCONS!! Vote them out in November!!

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Response to dicksmc3 (Reply #38)

Tue Sep 22, 2020, 07:01 AM

39. Pretty sure the choice at this point is vote for Democrats over Republicans.

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Response to Statistical (Original post)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 10:34 PM

4. Someones gonna have to talk some sense into her. The Senate is a fucking joke. nt

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Response to Statistical (Original post)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 10:36 PM

5. She expressed her opinion, she didn't "argue"! Rawstory screwed this one up royally.

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Response to George II (Reply #5)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 10:39 PM

8. It's weird her opinion expressed the desire to keep slavery-based senate rules, though.

The history of the filibuster is kind of important.

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Response to Gore1FL (Reply #8)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 11:17 PM

15. Look up the definition of filibuster.

Filibuster has two meanings, the one revered to when discussing the Senate, and a second that speaks to invading areas for political purposes during the 1800s.

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Response to SharonClark (Reply #15)

Tue Sep 22, 2020, 12:26 AM

23. Definition of filibuster from a Dutch word meaning "pirate"

We don't need this bullshit anymore. It only helps the oppressor.

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Response to Statistical (Original post)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 10:37 PM

6. If Feinstein has an opinion about Senate rules she can run again.

I don't think that running on slavery rules will get he a win in California, but you never know, I guess.

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Response to Statistical (Original post)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 10:37 PM

7. This won't be popular but I agree with her

Considering that the built in advantage in the Senate is overwhelmingly Republican, then we are far more likely to be in the minority party going forward. It would be handing them the weapon to finish us off.

I would only do it if I thought there was a play to make DC and PR into states. That still won't give us balance in the Senate but would make it closer.

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Response to genxlib (Reply #7)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 10:41 PM

9. Yeah... no...

https://courses.lumenlearning.com/ushistory1os/chapter/the-filibuster-and-the-quest-for-new-slave-states/

The filibuster started with slavery and it has continually been used as a stifling force for progression of our values.

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Response to Gore1FL (Reply #9)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 11:09 PM

12. +1 Perhaps it time for her to retire......nt

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Reply #12)

Tue Sep 22, 2020, 12:29 AM

25. I said the same thing and my post was removed. I'll say it again.

I think she should retire.

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Response to demosincebirth (Reply #25)

Tue Sep 22, 2020, 05:47 AM

34. Saying THAT was removed?? Thats ridiculous.

But then, most are.

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Response to Gore1FL (Reply #9)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 11:24 PM

18. The link is interesting but it's about

filibuster EXPEDITIONS, not the current Senate procedure that has nothing to do with slavery.

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Response to SharonClark (Reply #18)

Tue Sep 22, 2020, 12:28 AM

24. It has everything to do with oppression.

It's a distinction without a difference.

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Response to Statistical (Original post)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 10:49 PM

10. It will take pressure from constituents to hold her feet to the fire

If they keep the filibuster, Biden’s agenda, and America’s healing, is doomed.

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Response to Fiendish Thingy (Reply #10)

Tue Sep 22, 2020, 05:30 AM

31. Maybe 2013 is pertinent. Last time filibuster rules were changed. Democratic Party in power.

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Response to delisen (Reply #31)

Tue Sep 22, 2020, 05:48 AM

35. Everyone forgets that.

And even McConnell warned against it

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Response to Statistical (Original post)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 10:52 PM

11. Does she really want to be Max Baucus?

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Response to Statistical (Original post)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 11:13 PM

13. PLEASE let us concentrate on the election right now.....

It's WAY too early to start getting into a circular firing squad over shit like this, we first need to win the Senate before it's even relevant.

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Response to groundloop (Reply #13)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 11:21 PM

17. +1

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Response to groundloop (Reply #13)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 11:57 PM

21. But now we need to win it with at least 53 seats...

...because you know that Manchin will share her position, so we need to get to 51 without her.

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Response to groundloop (Reply #13)

Tue Sep 22, 2020, 12:43 AM

26. Thank you.

Technology is schooling us to be nonstop reactors instead of actors.

The thing now is to get on with electing Democrats, keeping the House and taking the Senate and the White House. That's plenty to do and more than demanding enough.

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Response to groundloop (Reply #13)

Tue Sep 22, 2020, 05:32 AM

32. Yes and it gives time for everyone to read actual history. nt

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Response to Statistical (Original post)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 11:13 PM

14. I just think there ought to be a limit.

She, like Grassley, has passed it. This is the 21st century after all and we should be moving into it. IMO.

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Response to Statistical (Original post)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 11:19 PM

16. It once did serve a purpose, which is why it should be suspended indefinitely

until all the criminals and zealots who abused it are dead and have not been replaced by new ones.

It offered last ditch protection for a minority party. When and if it is brought back, it should be with the proviso that threatening it is simply not enough. Anyone who is desperate enough to use it needs to get up and start talking.

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Response to Statistical (Original post)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 11:25 PM

19. I'm not outraged. She has a right to her opinion especially since it isn't even up for a vote

at this time. I'm pretty confident she could be convinced if the case is strong for reform. She may have other ideas and she can air them out with her fellow congressional colleagues.

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Response to Statistical (Original post)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 11:29 PM

20. Time to go Diane. The next generation is ready and willing to actually lead. Nt

 

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Response to Statistical (Original post)

Tue Sep 22, 2020, 12:00 AM

22. With all due respect, this is exactly why we're in the position we are...

Republicans will happily jettison principle in exchange for power, while too many of ours will always refuse power in order to stand on the most trivial of principles.

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Response to Statistical (Original post)

Tue Sep 22, 2020, 12:58 AM

27. I wish we still had the ability to filibuster to stop a Supreme Court nominee

but unfortunately Republicans took that away a few years ago to ram through Neil Gorsuch.

If it could used to block votes like his or worse, the handmaiden idiot Trump wants to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg with, then I would be all for that.

It has predominently been used to block progressive legislation such as Civil Rights, though Huey Long did use it in 1930 to block legislation he felt favored the rich over the poor.

Interestingly there was once a filibuster in the House too, but that was eliminated long ago since there were too many members with more and more states in the union and it quickly became cumbersome.

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Response to Liberty Belle (Reply #27)

Tue Sep 22, 2020, 05:39 AM

33. We took away filibuster for other judges and nominees in 2013 and then we lost the Senate....

Lots of people have opinions-unfortunately many of the opinions are not informed.

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Response to Statistical (Original post)

Tue Sep 22, 2020, 01:15 AM

28. Hello earth calling Feinstein

Democrats haven't passed one significant initiative in over 10 years not counting emergency relief funds and things of that natute, but the last time Democrats passed any significant legislation was the ACA which is now on the chopping block.

Why because republicans abused the filibuster and stacked the courts. If Democrats don't repeal the legislative filibuster if Biden wins. Here is what's going to happen. They will lose the house in 2022. They will lose the Senate in 2024 if not before. Biden will be a one term President who got no significant legislation passed and lose in a landslide. Then when there is republican President in 2024 things will be even worse then than they are now.

If you believe in core Democrat values then you do what you have to do to defend them. Senate tradition is not more important than the will of your voters.

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Response to standingtall (Reply #28)

Tue Sep 22, 2020, 05:50 AM

36. We took away filibuster for other judges and nominees in 2013 and then we lost the Senate....

Between 2009 and and 2016 we lost over 1000 Democratic seats around the country and also lost the power of reapportionment in many states.

When Democrats win this election cycle I am counting on us to continue building the party as we needed to after the passage of the ACA, especially since more Democrats-as least those of us willing to read history-now understand that all races matter, and that the down ballot races are just as important as the top of the ticket.

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Response to delisen (Reply #36)

Tue Sep 22, 2020, 09:05 AM

46. We are likely to lose the ACA in December with a 6-3 court ...and no hope of passing any

healthcare plan without getting rid of the filibuster...it must go.

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Response to standingtall (Reply #28)

Tue Sep 22, 2020, 05:52 AM

37. Biden already pretty much said he'd be a one term president. I'm not worried about re-election.

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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #37)

Tue Sep 22, 2020, 07:24 AM

41. Regardless with no agenda passed it wouldn't be Biden replaced by another Democrat it would

be Biden replaced by a Republican for 4-8 years.

There is nothing on Biden's agenda that can get 60 votes in the Senate. Absolutely nothing. We have seen how Mitch plays. Zero Republicans will vote in favor of anything Biden is for. Then they will campaign on the "do nothing" Democrats and retake the Senate and possibly the House.

If the people give the Democrats an overwhelming mandate they have to actually use that power or the people will take it back.

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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #37)

Tue Sep 22, 2020, 09:04 AM

45. We won't have four years...if we don't send help, we will be out in two years by losing the house an

maybe the senate. And we will lose the presidency in four years no matter who runs....so the filibuster must go. We are in desperate straits.

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Response to standingtall (Reply #28)

Tue Sep 22, 2020, 09:09 AM

47. I agree. However, it can't be overstated how important the first mid -term election is...we lost

in 10 and that stopped all legislation. At that point, even if we had abolished the filibuster, it would have done no good...and when we lost the Senate in 14 we lost a judge which is huge...we would have a 5/4 majority even after Trump's shitty pick had we held the Senate. and would have had a majority through most of Trump's tenure had we held the Senate...voting is so important.

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Response to Statistical (Original post)

Tue Sep 22, 2020, 01:19 AM

29. We have A HUGE OTHER PROBLEM FACING US. Don't pick on loyal Democratic Party candidates now.

Stay focused!
Our country and its constitution is on the chopping block. No fucking joke.
Don't help bring anti Democratic Party candidates news to the forefront.
Again, stay focused on Trump, Barr, McConnell, Putin. Please.

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Response to C Moon (Reply #29)

Tue Sep 22, 2020, 03:30 AM

30. Thank you. It's like a squirrel running past a dog...

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Response to Statistical (Original post)

Tue Sep 22, 2020, 07:15 AM

40. We're still wielding sporks to a gunfight I see...

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Response to Statistical (Original post)

Tue Sep 22, 2020, 08:44 AM

42. she is not a lock in for chairman... nobody is...

It will largely be up to schumer if he is the majority leader. Sure, seniority has a bearing, but it isn't an absolute.

Being a chairman is a privilege you acquire at the pleasure of leadership. Not an inheritance.

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Response to Statistical (Original post)

Tue Sep 22, 2020, 08:51 AM

43. Really............................

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Response to Statistical (Original post)

Tue Sep 22, 2020, 09:02 AM

44. So replace her...filibuster must go. Or like 2009, we won't be able to help the people and will be

out in two years.

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Response to Statistical (Original post)

Tue Sep 22, 2020, 09:49 AM

48. I suppose there might be ways for Dems to play hard ball

without removing the filibuster. Say, passing a reconciliation bill that makes Republican constituencies scream for anything to make the pain go away.

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Response to Statistical (Original post)

Tue Sep 22, 2020, 10:26 AM

49. After a review by forum hosts....LOCKING

Raw story is not a news source. Analysis of reaction and her opinion.

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