Friday, January 25, 2013

Talk That Talk

Speaking against the filibuster, CommieTommie Harkin went on for 67 minutes.

Sort of a mini-filibuster and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Under current senate rules, a single senator can block progress on a bill unless 60 senators vote to end debate. Harkin calls that “tyranny by the minority” because even if a bill has the required 51 votes to pass the senate, it can die by filibuster.

Twice the super majority did not listen to CommieTommie because, the Senate approved a deal Thursday that will keep the chamber’s long-standing 60-vote threshold for halting a filibuster.

The proposal passed on two separate votes — 78 to 16 and 86 to 9.

Harkin must have talked himself to confusion, as he voted  YEA, versus NAY, on Senate Resolution 15 and 16.


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