Filibuster Reform in the U.S. Senate

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    All they wanted to do in 2017 was pass tax cuts for the rich and pack the court with far-right lunatics, both of which they could do with a simple majority. Anything else and Mitch was savvy enough to shield his caucus by not even bringing it to a vote because he knew it was unpopular.
     
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    They were defending it then cause Trump was advocating abolishing the filibuster. He had a huge fight with McConnell about it. Mitch knows their agenda is unpopular. And many of his caucus don’t have the balls to vote for stuff on the floor especially if you only need 51. They got killed for the tax cuts and failed ACA repeal.

    Also, McConnell nuked the filibuster for SCOTUS with Gorsuch nomination.
     
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    reality suggest otherwise.
     
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    as usual, it's not the actions but who's doing it/when done, is all that matters

    Only a party that's confident that the current majority/minority count is not changing anytime soon, would support eliminating this
    Only people that're complacent/compromised believes a perpetual single party majority is beneficial to citizens
     
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    i dont know breh :yeshrug: like i said, im fine with the dems getting rid of it, especially to pass voting rights in light of what the fukkin republicans are doing right now

    but they have to own it. you cant just walk back shyt like this video :dead:

    personally i welcome the fukkery and change that will come with either side doing whatever the fukk they want when they're in power
     
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    Obama being elected president changed the game forever. Republicans came up with the tea party and it was all out warfare. Republicans don't really care about shyt outside of tax cuts for the rich and further enriching themselves. Past that all they want to do is obstruct everything else and keep the masses away from beneficial policies so they don't grow accustom to them like they did social security and Medicare. Obama was right to turn on it.
     
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    if obama was right to turn on it, i dont think you would have liked 2017 and 2018 too much

    and for the record, someones kids arent getting social security and medicare. its just a matter of who. we might not even get it ourselves :dead:
     
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    By the time social security becomes insolvent I'll be in my early 50s. I know I won't get it. What I'm saying is if a politician today came forward and said let's end it they would get destroyed.
     
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    union pensions, medicare, social security. its all the same shyt

    all great in theory, but we're just kicking the can down the road until it collapses on whatever generation it happens to

    thats why i stacked 6 figures and plan on a selfish, childless lifestyle in vegas :ahh: just gimme another 30-40 years outta this fukkin corporation/country
     
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    The parties are only against when they are not in power.
     
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    It's impossible for me to care about these optics with the way Republicans just contradicted themselves on ACB and Garland. It's fair play now
     
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    From what I’ve read it’s already too late re: redistricting.

    Wouldn’t it be just like Democrats to label it Jim Crow for months yet ultimately not do anything about it. Schumer doesn’t sound as convincing as he did a month ago.
     
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    :unimpressed:
     
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    Where were all them nikkas :cape: for Manchin saying he'll fall in line with the Dem agenda? :beli:

    Don't make me start tagging nikkas. :ufdup:
     

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