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They're filibustering. For real.

by: Jay Stevens

Mon Jul 16, 2007 at 13:18:12 PM MST


I know Matt's already written about the Senate's impending "true" filibuster happening tonight, but I just wanted to kick in my two cents: what a frickin' brilliant idea!

Bog Geiger has an excellent description of what to expect:

Reid could hold the Senate in continuous session overnight Tuesday and into midday Wednesday unless Republicans agree to a simple-majority vote on Reed-Levin.

Senate Democrats will then be prepared to take to the floor and speak all night and, if their Republican colleagues do not remain in the chamber, invoke ongoing quorum calls and other procedural maneuvers to force GOP members back to the Senate floor.

With the whole specter of cots being dragged into Senate cloakrooms and the pure theatrics involved, I'm hopeful this will shine a white-hot spotlight on the Senate's Republican leadership and show Americans how the GOP doesn't truly support helping troops and their families at home or extricating them from pointless involvement in the Iraqi civil war.

Cots in the cloakroom! The ringing bells of quorum calls! Bleary-eyed Senators discussing policy into the wee hours of the night! Finally! A little action in Congress!

Seriously, though. This is not only a great political gambit, it?s just a good idea. Finally, a discussion by our representatives about the Iraq War. Let everyone state their position. Let heads roll and reputations be made.

Jay Stevens :: They're filibustering. For real.
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they all piss their pants.  They're all a bunch of blithering idiots now, so can you imagine what some sleep deprivation will do to some of them.  I'll bet Kennedy has already contacted the local liquor stores for on site delivery info. 

And just think, all it would take is for democrats to cut off funding for the war which, of course, the chicken s**ts will never do.


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