Comments on: End of the Filibuster? No. But Maybe a Faster Senate http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/01/end-of-the-filibuster-no-but-maybe-a-faster-senate/ The latest Politics news and blog posts from ABC News contributors and bloggers including Jake Tapper, George Stephanopoulos and more. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:14:07 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 By: newcountryman http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/01/end-of-the-filibuster-no-but-maybe-a-faster-senate/#comment-30743453 newcountryman Fri, 25 Jan 2013 17:16:48 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=833434#comment-30743453 "Reid is a coward and I’ve lost all respect for him." Just now? He's between a rock and a hard place, but you won't read anything about it here on this news outlet. “Reid is a coward and I’ve lost all respect for him.” Just now? He’s between a rock and a hard place, but you won’t read anything about it here on this news outlet.

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By: Grace http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/01/end-of-the-filibuster-no-but-maybe-a-faster-senate/#comment-30743189 Grace Fri, 25 Jan 2013 17:03:28 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=833434#comment-30743189 The NRA has to be behind this agreement. They are getting ready to defeat any gun legislation. With a simple majority of 51 needed to pass, gun legislation would have a fairly easy time getting the support as MOST Americans support the changes proposed by the President. Reid is a coward and I've lost all respect for him. It's clear the Republican party is run by the NRA... what a disaster it is.. The NRA has to be behind this agreement. They are getting ready to defeat any gun legislation. With a simple majority of 51 needed to pass, gun legislation would have a fairly easy time getting the support as MOST Americans support the changes proposed by the President.
Reid is a coward and I’ve lost all respect for him. It’s clear the Republican party is run by the NRA… what a disaster it is..

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By: newcountryman http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/01/end-of-the-filibuster-no-but-maybe-a-faster-senate/#comment-30741462 newcountryman Fri, 25 Jan 2013 14:43:59 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=833434#comment-30741462 Harry Reid does what he's told. Harry Reid does what he’s told.

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By: Michelle Shu Jas http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/01/end-of-the-filibuster-no-but-maybe-a-faster-senate/#comment-30732887 Michelle Shu Jas Fri, 25 Jan 2013 04:25:02 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=833434#comment-30732887 Without the filibuster, the Senate is just a 100 person version of the House. Why not get rid of the Senate totally.... it's worthless with Harry Reid in charge anyways. Without the filibuster, the Senate is just a 100 person version of the House. Why not get rid of the Senate totally…. it’s worthless with Harry Reid in charge anyways.

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By: Jody Brooks http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/01/end-of-the-filibuster-no-but-maybe-a-faster-senate/#comment-30728765 Jody Brooks Thu, 24 Jan 2013 23:45:12 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=833434#comment-30728765 The Dems are to blame for this incredible abuse of constitutional intention. Of course the Republicans take full advantage of it. And, we are left with the minority party holding all the cards. What in the world is Reid doing? Stop playing around and let the system work without impediment. Anyone ever listen to what the citizenry wants? Stop continuing to break our system--STOP!! The Dems are to blame for this incredible abuse of constitutional intention. Of course the Republicans take full advantage of it. And, we are left with the minority party holding all the cards. What in the world is Reid doing? Stop playing around and let the system work without impediment. Anyone ever listen to what the citizenry wants? Stop continuing to break our system–STOP!!

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By: Jody Brooks http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/01/end-of-the-filibuster-no-but-maybe-a-faster-senate/#comment-30728759 Jody Brooks Thu, 24 Jan 2013 23:44:39 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=833434#comment-30728759 The Dems are to blame for this incredible abuse of constitutional intentional. Of course the Republicans take full advantage of it. And, we are left with the minority party holding all the cards. What in the world is Reid doing? Stop playing around and let the system work without impediment. Anyone ever listen to what the citizenry wants? Stop continuing to break our system--STOP!! The Dems are to blame for this incredible abuse of constitutional intentional. Of course the Republicans take full advantage of it. And, we are left with the minority party holding all the cards. What in the world is Reid doing? Stop playing around and let the system work without impediment. Anyone ever listen to what the citizenry wants? Stop continuing to break our system–STOP!!

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By: pksk531 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/01/end-of-the-filibuster-no-but-maybe-a-faster-senate/#comment-30724462 pksk531 Thu, 24 Jan 2013 19:05:43 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=833434#comment-30724462 McConnell has used the filibuster 380 times in 4 years - more than ALL prior terms combined! The Constitution calls only for a SIMPLE majority of 51 votes, but McConnell has used this rule to force 60 votes for anything to pass. Thus the Senate is at a stand still and Reid has not the chops to do anything to stop it. He is useless and McConnell is going to do the same thing for these next two years - NOTHING WILL GET DONE!!! McConnell has used the filibuster 380 times in 4 years – more than ALL prior terms combined! The Constitution calls only for a SIMPLE majority of 51 votes, but McConnell has used this rule to force 60 votes for anything to pass. Thus the Senate is at a stand still and Reid has not the chops to do anything to stop it. He is useless and McConnell is going to do the same thing for these next two years – NOTHING WILL GET DONE!!!

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By: Giant http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/01/end-of-the-filibuster-no-but-maybe-a-faster-senate/#comment-30724453 Giant Thu, 24 Jan 2013 19:05:10 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=833434#comment-30724453 Reid is trying to make the Senate a dictatorship, he must be stopped. Posted by: Freedom | January 24, 2013, 1:40 pm 1:40 pm The sky is falling! The sky is falling! Reid is trying to make the Senate a dictatorship, he must be stopped.

Posted by: Freedom | January 24, 2013, 1:40 pm 1:40 pm

The sky is falling! The sky is falling!

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By: David http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/01/end-of-the-filibuster-no-but-maybe-a-faster-senate/#comment-30724444 David Thu, 24 Jan 2013 19:04:23 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=833434#comment-30724444 Democrats chickened out again. What is wrong in requiring a real filibuster - asking the Senator to stand and talk if they real believe in stopping a bill? If anyone can just sit in his office ans hold up an important piece of legislation then the abuse by the minority will continue. Democrats chickened out again. What is wrong in requiring a real filibuster – asking the Senator to stand and talk if they real believe in stopping a bill? If anyone can just sit in his office ans hold up an important piece of legislation then the abuse by the minority will continue.

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By: Freedom http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/01/end-of-the-filibuster-no-but-maybe-a-faster-senate/#comment-30724034 Freedom Thu, 24 Jan 2013 18:40:03 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=833434#comment-30724034 Reid is trying to make the Senate a dictatorship, he must be stopped. Reid is trying to make the Senate a dictatorship, he must be stopped.

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