NO! Republicans obstruct everything. Why would this be different?
40%
NO! This is exactly why we needed real filibuster reform!
60%

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telliottmbamsc 2 years 27 weeks ago

harry reid needs to resign from public service.

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dianhow 2 years 27 weeks ago

This GOP Bagger congress needs to GO ASAP They're a disgrace That comes from a former GOP voter who got sick of the GOP blocking, stalling, holding us hostage and vowing to make Obama a one term Pres.

jcacourt 2 years 27 weeks ago

Harry doesn't need to resign. He just needs to learn to think like a younger person. He should take a few tips from
Senator Merkley (younger) and Senator Sanders (older) to understand just what ordinary citizens want from those who are SUPPOSED TO BE REPRESENTING THE VOTERS!

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mamble3131 2 years 27 weeks ago

So... you think you can teach a dinosaur new tricks??

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washnwmn 2 years 27 weeks ago

I think I'm beginning to see some reasoning behind not changing the filibuster rules too far, previously. It's a bit of a gamble, but allowing the republicans to continue obstructing everything and especially announcing every filibuster to the media and/or sending all obstructionist behavior viral, will paint a clear picture for the 2014 elections. Even with redistricting, there are likely enough swing voters to vote for liberals and enough fed-up genuine, non-whacko conservatives who could switch sides or just stay home and not bother to vote to effect the outcome, and put more democrats or independents in House and Senate seats. Let's hope and pray it pays off!

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Aliceinwonderland 2 years 27 weeks ago

Surprised? (Y-A-W-N)

What we have here are a bunch of (mostly) old men acting like petulant babies. They didn't get their way in the recent election, so this is their mean spirited crybaby tantrum, obstructing everything with a vengeance. They are punishing us by not doing their jobs. Any congressional seat occupied by one of these psychopathic clowns is equivalent to a big black hole. (Hear that sucking sound?) For this they are rewarded with the best medical care money can buy, and pensions and paid vacations. For doing nothing.

It will be very interesting to see what happens next midterm election. In the meantime, have fun paying your taxes. - Alice I.W.

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profpaul 2 years 27 weeks ago

Call me a polyanna, but I think you should have included a "Yes, I was surprised" choice, I have this vacant hope that one day we CAN all just get along.

Holding up Hagel's appointment because of because of the tragedy at Benghazi is like stalling the line at Coldstone because the strawberry in your mixin wasn't red enough. Does more information about Benghazi make Hagel less qualified? If they think that Hagel or someone else in the State Dept. intentionally lied or did something wrong to "cause" the Benghazi incident then vote "No!" on his appointment. The Conservatives constantly complain about big government and the cost thereof, how is this saving us money or reducing the size of government. I don't get it!

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JC Miller 2 years 27 weeks ago

Please Harry Reid. Hand your Senate majority leadership over to someone like Tom Harkin who said that if this is filibuster reform the predident may as well take a four year vacation. Elizabeth Warren would be a great choice too.

You foolishly trusted the Teanuts to honor a handshake agrement. Shame on you. Fool me once y'know...Harry you may be a great guy, but you're not up to this job. This is not reform. All it takes is ONE Teaball to stop all debate before the Senate and the American people. Nothing will get done, nothing will even come to the floor, not Wall street reform, not assault weapons bans, not background checks, not immigration, not global climate initiatives. All because you made a deal with known obstructionists and liers.

STEP ASIDE HARRY REID.

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