Comments on: Why the Democrats voted to change the filibuster rules http://blogs.reuters.com/data-dive/2013/11/22/why-the-democrats-voted-change-filibuster-rules/ Mon, 23 Mar 2015 20:11:41 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: innismor http://blogs.reuters.com/data-dive/2013/11/22/why-the-democrats-voted-change-filibuster-rules/comment-page-1/#comment-29 Sun, 24 Nov 2013 21:24:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/data-dive/?p=408#comment-29 Reed did this for one reason, YUCCA mountain storage of nuclear waste in his state, he put his selfish goals ahead of what is good for the nation, and obama used this to persuade him

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By: bobinmo http://blogs.reuters.com/data-dive/2013/11/22/why-the-democrats-voted-change-filibuster-rules/comment-page-1/#comment-27 Sun, 24 Nov 2013 16:21:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/data-dive/?p=408#comment-27 Freedom of speech – what nonsense. Let’s get rid of nasty things like that. If you think the average guy is being stomped on now, you haven’t seen nothing yet. Let our voices go un-heard. Got to love those power hungry mongers. Hang on, when did I move to the Soviet Union?

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By: SteveTX http://blogs.reuters.com/data-dive/2013/11/22/why-the-democrats-voted-change-filibuster-rules/comment-page-1/#comment-26 Sun, 24 Nov 2013 15:28:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/data-dive/?p=408#comment-26 The Senate made this move now to ensure Janet Yelin would be confirmed without the Senate having to vote on the Audit the Fed legislation. Republicans have been trying to get Harry Reid to allow a vote on this legislation for years. Filibustering Yelin’s nomination was going to be their leverage.

Keep the presses running. The rubes will never catch on.

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By: matthewslyman http://blogs.reuters.com/data-dive/2013/11/22/why-the-democrats-voted-change-filibuster-rules/comment-page-1/#comment-25 Sat, 23 Nov 2013 16:44:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/data-dive/?p=408#comment-25 I remember an old PBS documentary on the history of the US government. This informative presentation included an interview with Senator Byrd (when he was still just about alive), in which he croaked, to my utter disgust, his opinion that one of the best things about the Senate was that senators “could talk for as long as they wanted to!” — I’m sure this opinion would sound very strange to Byrd’s current Democratic colleagues in the Senate.

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By: AlkalineState http://blogs.reuters.com/data-dive/2013/11/22/why-the-democrats-voted-change-filibuster-rules/comment-page-1/#comment-24 Fri, 22 Nov 2013 22:40:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/data-dive/?p=408#comment-24 The actual ‘nuclear option’ was the republicans deciding to filibuster every piss-ant appointment in America. Because they lost an election.

Time to move on, this was long overdue.

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By: mstumer http://blogs.reuters.com/data-dive/2013/11/22/why-the-democrats-voted-change-filibuster-rules/comment-page-1/#comment-23 Fri, 22 Nov 2013 21:19:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/data-dive/?p=408#comment-23 It can’t be any worse than it is. Let republicans get mad. They are crazy already.

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By: WMattP http://blogs.reuters.com/data-dive/2013/11/22/why-the-democrats-voted-change-filibuster-rules/comment-page-1/#comment-22 Fri, 22 Nov 2013 20:47:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/data-dive/?p=408#comment-22 If this change serves to get Mel Watt approved at the Federal Housing Finance Board, it will be worth it. For the entire Obama administration, we’ve suffered from the leadership of the acting head, Edward Delgado, who blocked critical steps to help distressed homeowners, such as modifying the balances of delinquent home loans to make them affordable to the borrowers and reflect current, as opposed to bubble-inflated, property values. We could have helped hundreds of thousands more borrowers keep their homes, and prevent abandonment and blight in hard-hit communities, but the GOP didn’t want that. Watt will be a vast improvement.

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By: sarkozyrocks http://blogs.reuters.com/data-dive/2013/11/22/why-the-democrats-voted-change-filibuster-rules/comment-page-1/#comment-20 Fri, 22 Nov 2013 18:37:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/data-dive/?p=408#comment-20 This is a very sad day for America. This 200+ year tool of gridlock was purposely built into our form of government to prevent the abuse of political minorities. Our government is supposed to move slowly on appointments and legislation, with a center of gravity towards the middle ground. Mark this sad day as the beginning of the end of the old lighthouse of American democracy…hello banana republic.

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By: mb56 http://blogs.reuters.com/data-dive/2013/11/22/why-the-democrats-voted-change-filibuster-rules/comment-page-1/#comment-19 Fri, 22 Nov 2013 18:34:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/data-dive/?p=408#comment-19 While both sides have at times abused the process – it’s pretty obvious that Republicans have taken that abuse to a whole new level since Obama was elected. This change is past due… it’s time to clear the gridlock and get our country moving again. We’ve got far too many critical, festering problems to be playing these partisan games.

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By: jorge62 http://blogs.reuters.com/data-dive/2013/11/22/why-the-democrats-voted-change-filibuster-rules/comment-page-1/#comment-18 Fri, 22 Nov 2013 18:29:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/data-dive/?p=408#comment-18 The democrats will pay for this in the future if not now.

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