Monday, July 16, 2007

Make the GOP walk their talk

By Libby

I'm working today on about four hours of sleep. Posting is likely to be light but here's a link to a good post by Chris Bowers giving the Dems some badly needly advice. It's time to call the GOP's bluff on filibusters.
Good. This is would be a welcome step and tactical change. No more simply allowing Republicans to defeat Democratic legislation just by holding a cloture vote. It is time to actually make Republicans carry out the filibusters they threaten when they vote "no" on cloture. If they want to use the threat of unlimited debate on issues like raising the minimum wage and providing mandatory time at home between deployments to Iraq for American troops, let's actually make them engage in unlimited, or at least nearly unlimited, debate on those subjects and see what the American people think.

Chris also has a list of important legislation the GOP successfully blocked with idle threats while FDL piles on with a few more choice words for Reid's cowardice in the matter.

I'm with them. I'm sick to death of watching the Dems cave into the GOP's schoolyard bully tactics. It's time to stand up to the Republicans and stop being so damn polite. Good manners won't save this country. Forcing the GOP's hand will.

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3 Comments:

Anonymous lester said...

ot-

not to disrespect the dead, but I thought this was kind of funny

http://anti-state.com/forum/index.php?board=1;action=display;threadid=19595

rip LBJ, same birthday as me

4:59:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

I didn't get the humor but it was kind of interesting.

8:35:00 AM  
Anonymous lester said...

lady bird johnson. it's just a strange name and could just as easily be a dogs name. lady bird. nevermind

12:58:00 PM  

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