By RF Schatten
Republican hypocrisy at all its glory! After 6 years of obstruction with over 500 Filibusters...now, House Republicans are demanding the outlaw of all Democratic Filibusters?? It does suck at times, when you're not the minority anymore...so, suck it up!...and expect some more. The GOP can now feel the bullshit the Democrats had to put up with, the last 6 years.
"There’s a way to change the rules to allow us to move forward and take away the ability to filibuster", says Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC)...but, the Buck still stops with that Veto Pen, asshole!!...and the Right Side of the Aisles, is not Veto-proof!! Do they want a Veto war?...they'll never win...how many pieces of Legislature since 2009, has the GOP passed so far? Pissing their opposition any more than they already have, is not going to make life any easier for the Grand Old White Cocktail Party and their Tea Loving protégés around the District of Columbia. Do they really want to use the "Nuclear Option"?...a very dangerous game to play...and payback, 'will' be an equally dangerous bitch!
The definition of "Slime": 112 Republican filibusters in 2007 and 2008 ...a new record, at the time...and during George Dubya's watch!!
Since then, the all-time record for Filibusters has been crushed to pieces with over 500!!...375 of those, were bills that passed the Democratic-majority House and were blocked by Republicans in the Senate. They finagled a 60 vote Supermajority when they didn't have a majority...and now, that they have the 51 majority threshold?...Nah!! let's go back to a more democratic way; a simple majority!
While the Republicans tell you a horseshit tale on why they need to use the filibuster, and on why the Democrats should be prohibited from ever using it...let's look back at these Bills, all blocked by Republicans. To mention all of them, would take a week...but the records are there...they're public knowledge!
What have they blocked? They 'do' believe in equal opportunity; they've blocked a little here, a little there...they just don't want anyone left out...except the 1%!
A Few examples of the more than 500 legislative bills blocked ...want more proof? look it up in the library:
H.R. 448 ~ Elder Abuse Victims Act,
H.R. 1168 ~ Veterans Retraining Act
H.R. 1469 ~ Child Protection Improvements Act
H.R. 1727 ~ Managing Arson Through Criminal History (MATCH) Act
H.R. 1834 –- Native American Business Development Enhancement Act
H.R. 1796 ~ Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act
H.R. 1875 ~ End the Trade Deficit Act
H.R. 2749 -- Food Safety Enhancement Act
They've blocked legislation multiple times, to annoy every sector of American Society! The Elderly, Women, Children, Native Americans, Veterans, the Poor, the Environment, Small Business...you name it...and they have blocked it! Why? because they're slime! They have only one agenda...and it doesn't include 99% of this country...period!
Do they care about the state of this country? Look at the more than 500 reasons why they don't give a shit! But especially...the reasons why they 'do' give a shit and need to block them at any cost:
H.R. 2142 ~ Government Efficiency, Effectiveness, and Performance Improvement Act
H.R. 2221 – Data Accountability and Trust Act
H.R. 985 -- Free Flow of Information Act
'Free Flow of Information', just like red Texas and Critical Thinking...don't Inform the public...just keep them ignorant, never be accountable for anything. And don't allow the American Public to Think...that's the Republican way!
Hypocrite Republicans Are Trying To Take Away Senate Democrats' Power To Filibuster