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View Diary: Arctic Refuge Filibuster Vote Tomorrow; Cheney Cuts Short Trip. (74 comments)

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  •  Kagro could weigh in on this... (4.00)
    ...but how likely is it that Dick is going to be there to preside over a stealth-attack nuclear option battle.

    Basically it's the same idea as judicial filibusters, except that someone (Frist) will make the point of order that it's unconstitutional to filibuster a Defense appropriations bill in a time of war, because it prevents the President from fulfilling his constitutional mandate as C-in-C.  The chair will rule that a filibuster is out of order, there will be an appeal subject to a majority vote, and Dick may cast the tie vote.

    Crazy, I know, but at this point, I wouldn't put it past them.

    People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.

    by viget on Tue Dec 20, 2005 at 05:01:56 PM PST

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