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  1. Real World

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    Filibusted

    Remember when Republican senators like Lindsey Graham and Jeff Sessions were against judicial filibusters?

    (Melina Mara/the Washington Post)
    By Dana Milbank
    Wednesday, November 18, 2009

    In their quest to thwart President Obama, Republicans do not fear the hobgoblin of consistency.

    For much of this decade, Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, now the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee, led the fight against Democratic filibusters of George W. Bush's judicial nominees. He decried Democrats' "unprecedented, obstructive tactics." To have Bush nominees "opposed on a partisan filibuster, it is really wrong," he added. He demanded they get "an up-and-down vote." He praised Republican leaders because they "opposed judicial filibusters" and have "been consistent on this issue even when it was not to their political benefit to do so."

    So now a Democratic president is in the White House and he has nominated his first appellate judicial nominee, U.S. District Judge David Hamilton. And what did Sessions do? He went to the floor and led a filibuster.

    "I opposed filibusters before," the Alabaman said with his trademark twang. But in this case, he went on, "I don't agree with his judicial philosophy. Therefore, I believe this side cannot acquiesce into a philosophy that says that Democratic presidents can get their judges confirmed with 50 votes.
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    washingtonpost.com
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    The dems are trying to create additional judical positions are the appelate elvel so they can stuff the court with more left wing extremist the pubbies didn't do that . Neither are very good the dems are much worse.
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    Umm, link please? That sounds very suspiciously like something you just made up.
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    Good stuff, dude. Good stuff.

    Do you want to know why they can't pass in Congress? Because the Republicans won't support it.

    Do you know why the Republicans won't support it? Because there's a Democratic president.

    Oh, and about this "nefarious" piece of legislation:

    ACS Blog | Federal Judgeship Act | American Constitution Society

    Swing and a miss!
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    Well DUDE they have 60 seats in the Senate and a 50 seat majority in the House, so they can do what they please. Perhaps they want some stupid RINO's to vote for their crap so thay don't have to take responsibility for the crap they are passing that is hurting the country DUDE.
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    I see. You're giving up your previous argument, after having been proven wrong, and instead arguing...

    Well, I don't really know. Interesting how when Republicans are in office, every appointee deserves an up or down vote, and when Democrats are in office... filibuster away, gents!
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    The dems blocked the bill until BO was in power ;)
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    Bingo....

    ....and bingo.

    Coke or Pepsi.
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    The American political system is like the WWF, like watching fake wrestling.

    Both sides are faking it, both are bought by the same groups, and both can't be trusted based on their words *at all*.
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    :agree: There's only one party- The Corporate Party. John Perkins put it well ( I wish I could find the youtube) when he described the huge corporations as clouds that swirl around the earth. No rules, no boundaries, no ties to any particular country, not really bound by any particular laws.

    Coke or Pepsi, BK or McD's, AT&T or Verizon, Dems or Reps; duopolys (duopolies?) give us the illusion of choice and competition but really they're the same thing.
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    Stop voting....... Vote locally...... That's it!
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    True enough.

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