Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) intends in the next few weeks to introduce legislation that would take away the minority’s power to filibuster legislation.
Why is Senator Harkin so afraid to debate and discuss the issues?
“At issue is a fundamental principle basic to our democracy — rule of the majority as a legislative body,” Harkin wrote. “Elections should have consequences. Yet the Senate's current rules allow for a minority as small as one to make elections meaningless.”Actually, Senator Harkin, we are a republic, if you can keep it.
And please don't insult the American people with a such a lie about one person making an election meaningless. Please resign, you partisan hack, you aren't smart enough to understand the fundamentals of this country and our form of government.
“While there are reasons to slow bills down and get the public aware of what's happening, there's no excuse for having a few people just stop everything with a filibuster,” he said.WOW! Why are the Democrats so afraid to discuss the ObamaNationCare bills?
Why are the Democrats trying so hard to ram this ObamaNationCare takeover down our throats?
The next question is how and why the Senate leader Reid is even allowing the idea.
Reid has been outspoken against changing the Senate rules:
“It was just a matter of time before a Senate leader who couldn’t get his way on something moved to eliminate the filibuster for regular business,” Reid wrote. “And that, simply put, would be the end of the United States Senate … A filibuster is the minority’s way of not allowing the majority to shut off debate, and without robust debate, the Senate is crippled.”Why are some Democrats trying to cripple the Senate?
Will Obama force Reid to change his position and support changing the Senate rules?
Or will Obama stick to his position of NOT changing the filibuster rules?
“The American people want less partisanship in this town, but everyone in this chamber knows that if the majority chooses to end the filibuster — if they choose to change the rules and put an end to democratic debate — then the fighting and the bitterness and the gridlock will only get worse,” Obama saidHow's that HOPE and CHANGE working out?