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This whole rule change was done for one purpose ... To fill the vacant seats in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, the second most important court in the country. By filling up 7 of those seats with Liberal leaning judges they are protecting the Majority of the country from Conservative extremists possibly undoing decades of court rulings and taking the clock backwards to the days before Roe vs. Wade , Voting rights, Gay rights, and any other issue conservatives oppose. The Democrats realize the fact that Neither Party has won three terms in the White house since Reagan/Bush I so there is a possibility that the GOP may win the White House in 2016 and proceed to fill the courts with lifetime appointed Conservative extremists who would take us back to the dark ages in due time. By changing the rule and filling those vacancies now they are setting up the court system to lean Liberal for years, possibly through a GOP term in the White House.

It was funny today listening to turtleneck McConnell spout his lies about how the GOP has been fair and worked with the Dems to confirm many Judges and other appointees.

I do think the rule change was a bad Idea, but a necessary change in order to get back to a working Government.
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Wasn't there a time when Obama was in opposition of this kind of thing?
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"If the right of free and open debate is taken away from the minority party, and the millions of Americans who ask us to be their voice, I fear that the partisan atmosphere in Washington will be poisoned to the point where no one will be able to agree on anything."
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Wasn't there a time when Obama was in opposition of this kind of thing?
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"If the right of free and open debate is taken away from the minority party, and the millions of Americans who ask us to be their voice, I fear that the partisan atmosphere in Washington will be poisoned to the point where no one will be able to agree on anything."
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Wasn't there a time when Obama was in opposition of this kind of thing?
Think back.

"If the right of free and open debate is taken away from the minority party, and the millions of Americans who ask us to be their voice, I fear that the partisan atmosphere in Washington will be poisoned to the point where no one will be able to agree on anything."
Senator Obama, 2005
That was Senator Obama. President Obama is a different animal with a whole new special set of rules.

Hypocrisy has always been prevalent among politicians. The OA has taken it to a whole other dimension.
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That was Senator Obama. President Obama is a different animal with a whole new special set of rules.

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This is why what happened today happened today

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This kind of thing can go both ways, power swings back and forth and I feel like it's a bad thing for the country. Our government is a complete joke, people like Reid, Pelosi, and lots on the right are total creeps who never have our best interests in mind.
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This kind of thing can go both ways, power swings back and forth and I feel like it's a bad thing for the country. Our government is a complete joke, people like Reid, Pelosi, and lots on the right are total creeps who never have our best interests in mind.
That is a fact. It's all politics all the time anymore as though it's a team sport instead of what it's supposed to be.
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Default Re: Breaking: Democrats Drop Nuclear Bomb in Senate on Republican Minority - Strip Fi

Senator Levin D. of Mich. gave a good speech in opposition to the new filibuster rule.
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Wasn't there a time when Obama was in opposition of this kind of thing?
Think back.

"If the right of free and open debate is taken away from the minority party, and the millions of Americans who ask us to be their voice, I fear that the partisan atmosphere in Washington will be poisoned to the point where no one will be able to agree on anything."
Senator Obama, 2005



Long live the republic and rest in peace United States Constitution!
Not sure why the Constitution should be resting in peace, the Filibuster rule isn't in the constitution, never was in the constitution.
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Senator Levin D. of Mich. gave a good speech in opposition to the new filibuster rule.
According to him, the rule could have been restructured or actually used in a way that would force the "threatening filibusterer" to go ahead and filibuster and let the vote go forward. And to make the filibuster stand in the floor and actually filibuster (which is sometimes lately not done), said these things would be better than changing the rule altogether.
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