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Pot, meet kettle.
"Dear Senator Paul: It has come to my attention that you have now asked an additional question: "Does the President have the authority to use a weaponized drone to kill an American not engaged in combat on American soil?" The answer to that question is no."
"I'm quite happy with the answer and I'm disappointed it took a month and a half and a root canal to get it."
This is the actual letter, as you'll notice nearly half of it consists of quoting the senator's question itself: And just in case that doesn't load properly, here's the text: Dear Senator Paul: It has come to my attention that you have now asked an additional question: Does the President...
And the man had to stand up for 13 hours to get Holder to say that. Wasn't so hard was it Eric?
You see that sign that says 'Rib Tips'??
You're right, it should be implemented in all 50 states.
More proof that this administration sucks donkey balls.
I'll be honest, the fact that the filibuster even exists proves that our governmental systems needs some serious reanalysis. I'm totally fine with not liking a proposed bill, going to bat to fight against the bill, all of those things. But when a guy stands in front of Congress and LITERALLY wastes time for 13 hours to get an answer that, as has been mentioned, should've been as readily available as, "Fine, you?" when you ask someone how their day is going, you're not exactly operating at peak efficiency.
That's because you're liberal. You only want change when it doesn't suit your agenda.
Libertarian, but whatever. You guys keep supporting that two party system. It's been doing wonders for this country.
Maybe, or maybe it's because your party has nearly doubled the amount of filibusters since 92.
The filibuster is probably one of the greatest examples of our Republic and Democracy in action. You are clueless on this.
Tell me more about how quoting Wiz Khalifa is Democracy in action.
This post was edited by sf2k4 16 months ago
The filibuster, like many other political tools, is great when used at appropriate times. When overused and abused, it's just stupid.
Agree, but same could be said for anything. Also I don't think Paul abused it.
The Senate isn't supposed to be a simple majority takes all body, the filibuster helps ensure that.
That last part was for sf2k.
Urban hip hop might be one of the better methods to get through to Oblama
I thought y'all said he wasn't really black.
Oh, I'm not saying Paul abused it, but it's been abused to hell recently. It's meant to provoke serious thought and discussion over a given topic, not obstruct government progress because one side didn't get what it wanted and is childishly throwing a tantrum.
And that was my point.
I would say it usually does that. They don't last forever, even the declared filibusters eventually get pulled. I see no problem with it.
You were saying it shouldn't exist period.
Because the majority of times I've seen it used in recent decades has been the latter style CMXI mentioned. It's a dilatory undertaking inherently, even I admitted that, but do so in a way that is constructive to the governmental process. Provide information, encourage discussion and debate, actually make these people govern. When you start quoting Wiz Khalifa and The Godfather, it comes off as, "Well, we didn't win anything up until now, so I'm just going to yell until they give in to my demands."
And for the record, I don't support this drone bill in its current form.
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