Post Tagged with: "filibuster"

Wendy Davis Brilliantly Welcomes Texas GOP To Her Hometown

From Zap2it.com

If Wendy can do all that for Fort Worth, just imagine how the state of Texas will look after she’s been Governor a couple of terms.

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The 10 Dumbest Public Figures In 2013

A list of people who were just too stupid this year. Some you may guess, some might surprise you but all are worthy of being Dumbest Person of 2013.

2013 was a very stupid year. This past year has been rich with the stupid. From crazy right-wing preachers whining about how “Christians” are being persecuted to dumb politicians who just can’t STFU, we have a stellar list of people who made America’s collective IQ take a dip in 2013. […]

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Is The Change To The Senate Filibuster Rule A Good Thing?

John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune

Senate Democrats voted to change the rules so the GOP can no longer abuse filibusters to block Obama’s appointments. Now, the future looks really scary.

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Senate Democrats Grow A Pair, Vote ‘Nuclear Option’ On Filibuster Reform

Harry Reid warned the GOP that he'd use the 'nuclear option' if they kept abusing filibusters to block Obama's appointments. Now, he finally did it. Photo of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) from Wikipedia. Photo of nuclear explosion from Wallpapers Lot. Collage by Elisabeth Parker for Addicting Info.

Harry Reid warned the GOP that he’d use the ‘nuclear option’ if they kept abusing filibusters to block Obama’s appointments. Now, he finally did it.

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Secret Meeting Between Ted Cruz And Tea Party: Will They Sabotage Bipartisan Negotiations?

Secret Meeting Between Ted Cruz And Tea Party: Will They Sabotage Bipartisan Negotiations?

Sources in Washington, D.C. are reporting that a group of House Republicans held a secret meeting with Sen. Ted Cruz late Monday night at Tortilla Coast, a favorite haunt of lawmakers. The group of 15-20 included: Louie Gohmert (R-TX), Steve King (R-IA), Jim Jordan (R- OH), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Raúl R. […]

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Wendy Davis Makes The Announcement Texas Women Have Been Waiting For

From Zap2it.com

On Thursday afternoon, Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis did what her jazzed up fan base hoped she’d do, and announced she’s running for governor.

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Sen. Claire McCaskill Mocks Ted Cruz For Misunderstanding ‘Green Eggs And Ham’ (VIDEO)

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) received 'an earful' from Democrats about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on the flight to South Africa for Nelson Mandela's funeral. - Meme by Elisabeth Parker for Addicting Info.

Senator Claire McCaskill points out that Ted Cruz clearly doesn’t get the meaning of the now-infamous children’s story “Green Eggs and Ham”

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Republican Aide Torches Ted Cruz, Says Wendy Davis Has More Balls Than He Does

Republican Aide Torches Ted Cruz, Says Wendy Davis Has More Balls Than He Does

House Republicans have declared war on Senate Republicans after they refused to filibuster Obamacare, saying Ted Cruz should borrow a pair of balls.

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Red State Haikus

Red State Haikus

Was it difficult to squeeze down the anger and hate of the right in haiku form? Not really. Bigotry is the provenience of a small mind, after all.

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After Two-Year Stalemate, Senate Reaches Agreement To Vote On Presidential Nominees

After Two-Year Stalemate, Senate Reaches Agreement To Vote On Presidential Nominees

The deal is favorable for Democrats but of course, at the end of the day, nothing has changed about how the Senate operates.

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Texas Republican Says Senator Wendy Davis Is A Terrorist For Filibustering Anti-Abortion Bill (IMAGE)

From Zap2it.com

Because Wendy Davis followed procedure and took a stand for women in her state, Republican Bill Zedler took to Twitter and called her a ‘terrorist.’

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The Top 12 Crucial Moments From Texas Senator Wendy Davis’ Filibuster (VIDEOS)

Photo from Wendy Davis' facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/wendy.davis.790?fref=ts

Blocking the restrictive abortion law was a long shot, but someone had to do it. Here are the top 12 moments from Wendy Davis’ filibuster.

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State Senator Wendy Davis For Governor Of Texas? Epic Filibuster Inspires Democrats

From Wendy Davis for Senate

Texas State Senator Wendy Davis inspired women to fight back against the assault on their rights, and many hope she will run for Governor in 2014

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Texas GOP Passes Draconian Anti-Abortion Law Despite Fierce Filibuster In Pink Sneakers (VIDEO)

Photo of Democratic Texas lawmaker Wendy Davis' feet, clad in pink sneakers, from the Texas Tribune.  http://www.texastribune.org/2013/06/25/texplainer-what-are-rules-filibuster/

‘All’ she had to do to prevent this anti-abortion law from passing was stand up and speak for 13 hours straight without sitting, peeing, or taking a break.

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Irrefutable Proof That The GOP Doesn’t Care About Helping The American People

Irrefutable Proof That The GOP Doesn’t Care About Helping The American People

We really have to stop self-destructing. Democrats ARE different than Republicans, the previous Democratic House, led by Nancy Pelosi, DID try like hell to make this country better, but Republicans blocked them.

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Wall Street Journal Supports Ridiculous Idea For Keeping Obama’s Judges Off The Bench

The venerable old Wall Street Journal; @KSL.com

As of May 14, two of Obama’s nominees have been waiting almost 700 days for their confirmation hearings; some at The Wall Street Journal blame the Senate.

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Rand Paul Plays God – Drones Are Bad Unless He Can Use Them To Kill Shoplifters

Rand Paul Plays God – Drones Are Bad Unless He Can Use Them To Kill Shoplifters

Despite his 13 hour filibuster, when put on the spot Rand Paul reveals that his positions on drones change depending on his audience.

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NRA’s Worst Fear: Bipartisan Agreement On Universal Background Checks Reached

Sen. Manchin (D) and Sen. Toomey (R) courtesy Business Insider

In a blow to the NRA’s ambition to arm everyone in America, a deal has emerged from the historic gridlock in Congress to expand background checks to gun shows and online sales.

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Rand Paul Is Either Clueless Or Pandering – Drones Are Nothing New

Rand Paul Is Either Clueless Or Pandering – Drones Are Nothing New

So the question was asked and the question was answered, all without the fundamental reality that the policies of the military regarding the killing of US citizens on US soil have been around for decades.

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Senators John McCain And Lindsey Graham Excoriate Rand Paul And The Republicans (VIDEOS)

Senators John McCain And Lindsey Graham Excoriate Rand Paul And The Republicans (VIDEOS)

Senator Paul had the right question but was the wrong messenger. It hurts legitimate debate on the topic.

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