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Sen. Mitch McConnell filibusters himself

  1. ptosis profile image76
    ptosisposted 4 years ago

    WTF? Sounds like "The Onion" parody, 'Debt ceiling debate twist: Sen. Mitch McConnell filibusters himself'  but when click on the link the entire page is redacted.

    http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/DC-Decoder … rs-himself

    So I googled news to get the info "McConnell was forced to turn around and say "I object" and filibuster his own suggestion. " at http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news … ter-dems-c

    Caught in the act of filibusting himself - OMG!!!!!
    http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/gp3_small_article/mcconnell_obama_2012_4_5.jpg

    Not that there is any inherently wrong with filibusting - whatever floats your boat.
    http://s4.hubimg.com/u/7446539_f248.jpg

    1. American View profile image60
      American Viewposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      "A filibuster is a type of parliamentary procedure where an individual extends debate, allowing a lone member to delay or entirely prevent a vote on a given proposal. It is sometimes referred to as talking out a bill,"

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filibuster

      Problem one, there was no bill. There has to be a bill before filibuster can occur. Second problem, Democrats called his bluff. McConnell was saying let's put the bill out there and vote on it. He was counting on Dems to vote no, they called him and he backed down. He did not put the bill out there.

      In order for McConnell to filibuster himself as the article claims, he would have to have introduced the bill, then take to the Senate floor and talk forever to delay the vote on that bill.

      1. eternals3ptember profile image59
        eternals3ptemberposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        A filibuster can be initiated once a bill has the floor, but also before, when deciding to even talk about the bill...

        1. ptosis profile image76
          ptosisposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          That explains why nothing gets done - talking about whether to talk about it!

          1. American View profile image60
            American Viewposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            LOL smile

 
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