- Posted January 26, 2013 by
Watertown, New York
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Senate Filibuster Reform? Harry Reid is a Whimp and a Weiny. Warren Is Disappointed
So nothing could get done in the U.S. Senate because of the over use of the filibuster.
A 60 vote on cloture was needed for anything to be moved to a vote on the floor of the Senate.
Harry Reid had a chance to change all that. He failed.
He failed because he's a coward.
Reid and other Democratic Senators were worried.
"What if 'President Marco Rubio' and a Republican controlled Senate wanted to push through their agenda? We'd be powerless."
Don't worry about being powerless, Harry.
You already are. And you're a weiny.
"Oh what if..and should we lose control.then they could...." Could what?
Do what you should have to stop them?
Give me a break. That's the kind of leadership Americans want at the helm? Right? Not me. Resign.
You don't deserve to be the leader of the Senate and I'm a progressive Democrat.
If you believe something is wrong then change it.
It's just as wrong to do it if Democrats are in the minority.
Let's take it one step further.
Don't let them take control of the Senate or get the Presidency, Senator Reid.
Do legislation that people see as beneficial to them and not your buddies on Wall Street and you won't have to worry about losing control and being voted out.
Elizabeth Warren sent me this E-mail and I agree with her disappointment.
Welcome to Washington Senator Warren. You can see that the Democrats need a lot of work as well.
From Senator Elizabeth Warren:
I'm disappointed by the filibuster reform deal we passed in the Senate last night.
Since Election Day, hundreds of thousands of people all across the country have spoken out for big, bold rules changes to stop Senate gridlock. That's not the bill we voted for in the Senate yesterday, and that's why I'm really disappointed.
But some change is better than no change at all. If my new colleagues can compromise to reduce the use of the filibuster, even just a little, then it's a step forward.
I'm new to the Senate, but I'm not naïve. What happens if the new filibuster deal doesn't work? What if the Republicans go straight back to the same playbook?
Then we keep on fighting for more changes until we get it right. This vote shows that we need to remain vigilant, we need to work hard, and we need to stand strong for what we believe in. We got some change, and we're not giving up.
I want you to know that your participation made a difference. Without you -- and thousands of other people -- we'd have nothing and no hope for ending the gridlock. Now we have something, and we're staying on high alert for what comes next.
Thanks for being a part of this,
What Killed Filbuster Reform