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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Earth-Shaking Filibuster Reform

Whoa!  Did Harry Reid kick those filibustering Republicans’ asses or what?!?  Sorry, all you stalling blocking constipating human speedbumps — fun’s over.  From this point on, the United States Senate will once again run smoothly and efficiently.

For openers — brace yourself! — if it’s the fifth Friday of the month and there’s a flood in Death Valley:  No filibustering!  OOOOOOOHHHHHH!!!!

Boy, is he strict!  And you said Harry Reid didn’t have a spine.  Take it back!

And that’s not all.  When the president nominates someone for the position of Assistant to the Assistant Undersecretary of Bureaucratic Affairs, a filibuster can NOT last more than forty days.  And this ball-busting restriction also applies to the nominations of all clerical personnel for the Department of Consumer and Environmental Education.

All Right!  I just KNEW we could count on Harry Reid to clean house, kick ass and take names.

As the linked article sums up:

“The new rules would permit a Senate majority to bypass the filibuster on a motion to proceed to debate with the condition that either a group of senators on each side of the aisle agrees, or the minority is guaranteed the chance to offer amendments.”

Huh?  Oh.  OK, I guess that’s good.

Er, I mean Full Speed Ahead!

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5 Comments:

Blogger Jerry Critter said...

These people (senate leaders) are a joke.

January 24, 2013 at 3:01 PM  
Blogger S.W. Anderson said...

I'm going to crawl out on a limb here and guess that Reid is very, very concerned about what it will be like the next time Dems are in the minority in the Senate, maybe with another Bush-grade president in the White House.

That and/or enough other Dems were so against stronger reform that Reid didn't have 51 votes.

No matter what the reason, failure to make filibustering senators actually have to hold the floor and talk, or else give it up, is disgusting and inexcusable.

January 25, 2013 at 12:04 AM  
Blogger Life As I Know It Now said...

the rules as they are now would work if they were enforced at all...just saying :P make those senators earn those luxurious benefits we give them I say...

January 25, 2013 at 9:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For all intents and purposes Dems are the minority NOW and Obama IS carrying out Bush43s third and fourth terms.


No?

January 25, 2013 at 10:03 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Jerry: And the joke isn't even funny.

SW: That was all I wanted -- to make filibustering senators actually get up and talk. I had understood that even McConnell was amenable to that idea. I don't know what happened. Shouldn't be surprising, I guess.

Life: They'd have to work a lot harder and be a lot more honest to actually earn those huge salaries and perks that we taxpayers keep showering on them.

Anon.: I agree Obama is continuing a lot of Dumbya's agenda, but things would still be a lot worse if we had McCain or Romney in the White House.

January 25, 2013 at 1:33 PM  

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