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  •  I agree (4+ / 0-)

    I don't mind a filibuster on a specific bill, but to filibuster a nomination of a judgeship or a cabinet member for a stupid reason (and the reasoning from the Republicons is stupid) is harming our country.  Look at the fact that we haven't had an ATF head since 2006!  This is stupid and childish and we need Republicons held to the fire on this.  Right now Rand Paul and a couple of other Republicon Senators are on the floor filibustering Brennan's nomination because "they want more answers on Bengazi."  I don't know what more they could want, but I have a feeling that even if Bengazi never happened they would still find a reason to filibuster Brennan et al.  Additionally, what does this have to do with a judgeship?

    As for taking back the House and holding the Senate, its a long haul but if we don't get the people out to the polls we're not going to make it.  We have to start educating and continue to do this until after the polls close November 2014.

    Never be afraid to voice your opinion and fight for it . Corporations aren't people, they're Republicans (Rev Al Sharpton 10/7/2011)

    by Rosalie907 on Wed Mar 06, 2013 at 01:59:54 PM PST

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    •  Apparently, instinct-driven people have no sense (1+ / 0-)
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      of time. So, they waste it with impunity. So, perhaps they have to be made to feel the consequences in terms of fatigue and pleasurable things left undone when they waste time indulging their love for gossip mongering.
      Let's not call them fillibusters (breakers of female horses?) and call them gossip mongers instead. 'Cause that's what they are about.

      We organize governments to deliver services and prevent abuse.

      by hannah on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 01:25:45 AM PST

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      •  The lizard brain... (0+ / 0-)
        Apparently, instinct-driven people have no sense of time.
        Yes, the lizard brain has no internal clock.

        When you live in fear, and you cultivate hatred, time tends to stand still...

        Seriously...

        "We will find fulfillment not in the goods that we have, but in the good we can do for each other." ~ RFK

        by paz3 on Fri Mar 08, 2013 at 09:55:42 AM PST

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