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Tue Jun 4, 2013, 06:12 PM

We are afraid of Obama

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans have come up with lots of reasons for not wanting to advance President Barack Obama's nominees to the powerful U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, whether it be false accusations of "court-packing" or claims that the court doesn't need its three vacancies filled because it's not busy enough.

On Tuesday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) argued there was another problem with moving Obama's nominees: a "culture of intimidation" being fueled by Democrats.

"There's a culture of intimidation throughout the executive branch of the federal government," McConnell told reporters in response to a question about nominations and listed a number of agencies. "There's also a culture of intimidation here in the Senate."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/04/mitch-mcconnell-obama-nominees_n_3385930.html

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Tue Jun 4, 2013, 06:14 PM

1. Do I call bullpucky now, or later?

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Tue Jun 4, 2013, 06:21 PM

2. No, reTHUGs are just chickenshit cowards.

[font color="navy" face="Verdana"]Like all bullies.

In numbers, they stick together and bulldoze their way over any opposition.

When they're alone or outnumbered, they resort to tricks, lies, and sneaky sabotage.

They can't stand up to corporate lobbyists, so they've become slaves to the payoffs and/or blackmail.

They can't stand up to FACTS and HONEST debate, so they invent "intimidation" charges against those who try to reason with them.

Bullies and cowards. All of them.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Tue Jun 4, 2013, 06:25 PM

3. From the OP link



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McConnell accused Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) of planning to break a promise he made in January about not messing with Senate filibuster rules. Reid has been hinting for weeks that he may be ready for a filibuster fight this summer if Republicans don't ease off their blocking of Obama's nominees. Plenty of Democrats support changing the rules so that nominees would require only a simple majority to be confirmed, versus the current 60-vote threshold.

It's still not clear whether Reid will actually follow through with changing the rules, but McConnell hammered him for signaling that he may do so.

"I asked him again this morning whether he intends to keep his word to the Senate and the American people," McConnell said. "We don't intend to be intimidated by him with a constant threat to break the rules in order to change the rules. If that's what's going to happen, we want to know it now, not some other time. Now."

But McConnell isn't painting the full picture. Reid and McConnell both agreed in January that no changes would be made to Senate filibuster rules as long as Republicans agreed, in McConnell's words, "to schedule votes on nominees in a timely manner, except in extraordinary circumstances." In the five months since then, Democrats say the Republicans are the ones who haven't upheld their end of the bargain.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/04/mitch-mcconnell-obama-nominees_n_3385930.html


Spin, spin, spin - Republicans spin 24 hours per day!

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 5, 2013, 08:02 AM

11. The sad thing is after the passing of Senator Lautenberg is it's probably not even possible to

get it done. Too many people sat on their hands for too long including the Senators on our side who refused to support it 5 months ago.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Tue Jun 4, 2013, 06:42 PM

4. Why is big bad Obama picking on the poor widdle Weepublicans?

They never done nothin to him or nobody.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Tue Jun 4, 2013, 07:16 PM

5. nobody is afraid of barack obama, McConnell is just blowing chunks nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 4, 2013, 07:30 PM

6. Blowing chunks seems to be a necessary survival function for McConnell these days doesn't it?

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Tue Jun 4, 2013, 07:46 PM

7. R have obstructed nominees for years and the courts have a huge backlog! To h*** w/ the R lies.

We need double the number of Federal Judges or more, untill there is no wait longer than a month for every case.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Tue Jun 4, 2013, 08:21 PM

8. They just cannot stop.

Your daily dog whistle.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Tue Jun 4, 2013, 09:45 PM

9. Hahaha hahaha hahaha -- I'm dying here, man, this is killing me!!!

This is classic fearmongering at it's apex of ridiculousness!!

"We are scared, because they scared us, therefore, we are too scared to do anything."

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Response to Major Hogwash (Reply #9)

Wed Jun 5, 2013, 02:29 PM

14. Kind of makes me wonder

why they think that they should be put in complete charge of the country (again) if they get "intimidated" so easily..........

I would have to start worrying about them becoming "intimidated" by foreign leaders and terrorists

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2013, 05:26 AM

10. and that culture of intimidation comes from the teabaggers

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2013, 09:16 AM

12. This bunch was born to lie about everything!

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2013, 09:44 AM

13. I can't stand the turtle!!!!!

Can the Democrats please come up with someone who can defeat him?????

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2013, 03:48 PM

15. even babies love President Obama

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from kos article, a question of character

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/11/01/1153665/-A-Question-of-Character

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