Posts Tagged ‘filibuster’

September 26th, 2022 - 6:06 pm § in Democrats, Donald Trump, Hypocrisy, Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

Why Sinema is wrong about the filibuster

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) thinks “the Senate should reinstate the 60-vote threshold for all judicial and executive branch nominees,” The Hill reported (here) on Monday, September 26, 2022. She made that remark during a Q&A following a speech at the University of Louisville’s M[...]

June 30th, 2022 - 3:47 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

Biden’s hypocritical new stance on filibuster

Biden, who has opposed changing the Senate filibuster rule, is now calling for a “carveout” to pass federal abortion rights (see story here). But he still hasn’t endorsed carveouts for anything else, beyond the existing exceptions for spending bills and judicial nominees. Look, abo[...]

November 22nd, 2013 - 9:58 am § in America, Politics

Republicans Declare War!

Republicans Anger Fuels The Reprican Cause  JONATHAN WEISMAN of the NY Times  writes that the senate’s overturn of the Filibuster rule is the beginning of  “warfare beyond even what Americans have seen in the past five years. “ How Often Filibusters Have Been Used  ” fo[...]

November 21st, 2013 - 9:32 am § in Misc.

BREAKING NEWS: Senate May End Filibuster Rule.

Its About Time We Became a Democracy Few Americans understand that our system of balances was NOT intended to be a two party system.  The small coterie of founding fathers, like  th Bolsheviks or the Jacobins, were revolutionaries .. and elite who did not envision a system built around organized p[...]

November 19th, 2012 - 12:36 pm § in Misc.


Friends, Excuse, I hope, this chain letter advocating modifying the Senate rules permitting unchecked filibusters and single-senator holds on Presidential appointments.  Sign it, if you will, at For more on the subject …  Elizabeth Warren at Huff Pos[...]