Senate Dems to Eliminate the Filibuster

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On Thursday, April 22, reports that Senate Demonrats are gathering in the Rules Committee to eliminate the filibuster.
This flies in the face of previous comments made by Senate Demonrats lauding the filibuster. Some examples:

In 2005, then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL): “What [the American people] do not 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.”

In 2005, Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) said: “Mr. President, the filibuster is not a ‘procedural gimmick.’ The filibuster is an important check on executive power and part of every senator’s right to free speech in the United States Senate.”

In 2005, Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) said: “Those who would attack and destroy the institution of the filibuster are attacking the very force within the Senate that creates compromise and bipartisanship.”

In 2005, Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE) said: “Filibusters … give small states such as Nebraska an important tool to protect itself from the will of the larger states.”

On February 17, 2010, Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT) said during an appearance on MSNBC: “I totally oppose the idea of changing filibuster rules. That’s foolish, in my view.”

Have you Demonrats no shame?

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5 responses to “Senate Dems to Eliminate the Filibuster

  1. No, they have no shame. We are at a dangerous point where the political elite are now changing the rules and ignoring the Constitution in order to maintain their socialist power. Commies in charge now…

  2. You’ve gone an’ dun it, Steve!
    You quoted Jefferson, which’ll get you straight into the Anti-Defamation League’s commie Stazi report as one of those “anti-government extremists” deserving of “a major police enforcement operation”!!!
    Yes, that Jefferson quote about the tree of liberty needing refreshment by the shedding of patriots’ blood is in that ADL Stazi report. Which means that for the commie ADL, none other than THOMAS JEFFERSON is an “anti-government extremist”!

    • Steve,
      Yes indeed, I read the whole ADL report. This is from page 10 of the report:
      Others have provided a more direct justification for violence in the form of a quotation by Thomas Jefferson: “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants.” This quotation, though used by anti-government extremists such as militia groups even in the 1990s, has become particularly popular among anti-government activists more recently.
      So, the commie ADL sees anyone who cites this Thomas Jefferson quote as an “anti-govt extremist”!

  3. What rules? Remember Alcee Hastings?

    Vox Populi

  4. Nobody can make up the truth “as they go along.” This is exactly what is happening here-which is malignant narcissism at its height! The rules do not apply to me!


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