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What's a Filibuster?

by Countable | 10.10.17


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  • TMoorePA610
    04/03/2017
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    Senator Toomey, do not participate in overturning the cloture rule for the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court Justice. Senator Casey, please hold firm on this. Confirmation of a Supreme Court justice is far too important and its consequences too far-reaching for it to be achieved without bipartisan support. If Gorsuch cannot be confirmed by a 60 vote majority, it's time to find someone less extreme in his or her interpretations of the law. Thank you.

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  • Greta
    04/03/2017
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    NO ON GORSUCH

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  • Neal
    04/03/2017
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    No on Gorsuch! This is a stolen seat by the Republicans AND the thought that they can change the rules and go "nuclear" to get what they want is just infuriating!

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  • Jax
    04/04/2017
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    I see no good reason not to vote for Gorsuch. He's well-educated and has incredible qualifications for the job- not to mention he would restore the 4 left-4 right-1 neutral balance of the Supreme Court. If your only reason to negate his confirmation is Trumps potential collusion with Russia, then you're being petty and ignorant. I stand by Gorsuch because he is a qualified nomination, and because Trump's actions do not define Gorsuch.

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  • TplusTequalsT
    04/04/2017
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    The Republicans abused the rules by refusing even bringing President Obama's nominee to the floor for consideration. Now they want to change the rules because they do not have a nominee that can get 60 votes. Time for some real change in the Senate. This time by the voters

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  • TMoorePA610
    04/04/2017
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    Senator Toomey, do not participate in overturning the cloture rule for the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court Justice. Senator Casey, please hold firm on this. Confirmation of a Supreme Court justice is far too important and its consequences too far-reaching for it to be achieved without bipartisan support. If Gorsuch cannot be confirmed by a 60 vote majority, it's time to find someone less extreme in his or her interpretations of the law. Thank you.

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  • Centrist
    04/04/2017
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    When they go low, we go high. Make this clear and vote for Gorsich.

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  • Haana
    04/04/2017
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    No to gorsuch. Stand firm.

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  • devintorres
    04/04/2017
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    I am against the destructive decision to end the filibuster. I think the senate as a whole should work against polarizing the country more than it has to!

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  • Marilyn
    04/03/2017
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    Another case of no adult in the room. Hard to believe that the people we elect seem to think we do it so they can play games. Disgusting.

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  • Jane
    04/04/2017
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    No on Gorusch.

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  • Jeannette
    04/04/2017
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    Filibuster away fight a judge equal to judge Scalia that believes in individual right and constitutional principles. Filibuster supporting against America and for communist corporations that are global and want to destroy America and dominate the world. The other team use the nuclear option it after all was invented by the other team. Their rules use them!

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  • Maurice
    04/03/2017
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    Gorsuch denied an autistic child a better public school education. The Supreme Court recently ruled against him. The court said, "When all is said and done, a student offered an educational program providing 'merely more than de minimis' progress from year to year can hardly be said to have been offered an education at all," wrote Chief Justice John Roberts in the unanimous decision. "For children with disabilities, receiving instruction that aims so low would be tantamount to “sitting idly ... awaiting the time when they were old enough to ‘drop out." This stands on its own merit why he should not be confirmed to the Supreme Court. ‪Source: http://ti.me/2n7HZkF‬

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  • Tracey
    04/04/2017
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    I oppose Gorsuch and I oppose changing the rules for confirmation to a simple majority. The current rules were put in place to avoid just such a terrible nominee as we now face.

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  • Oceanoes
    04/03/2017
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    Filibustering is honestly one of the best things ever happened in our democracy no matter what side of the aisle that you're in

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  • Karen
    04/04/2017
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    No to Gorsuch...and no to the nuclear option!!

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  • Jennifer
    04/04/2017
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    We must maintain bipartisan nature of choice for a lifetime appointment with 60 votes. Please do not change rules to simple majority.

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  • Pat
    04/04/2017
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    No on Gorsuch. It doesn't look like he has the sixty votes. Why filibuster if the Supreme Court appointee needs sixty votes. I am confused.

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  • Darkhorse
    04/04/2017
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    No on Gorsuch! A Supreme Court justice should be bipartisan. This man stands for corporations not the people.

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  • Diana
    04/04/2017
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    No to confirmation of Gorduch. Also no to GOP using the nuclear option. The Supreme Court Appointment should be bipartisan. The Rule of fillibuster is to hear all sides not just one party's. This decision is a lasting one that deserves further deliberation

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