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What's a Filibuster?

by Countable | 10.10.17


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  • Evelyn
    04/04/2017
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    It's time to move on. Gorsuch did not get the 60 votes. The nuclear option is an option that will hurt both parties in the future. No to Gorsuch and especially no to the nuclear option. Your job is to find someone who will work for all Americans not just the few!!

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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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  • 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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  • Greta
    04/03/2017
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    NO ON 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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  • 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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  • Virginia
    04/04/2017
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    No on Gorsuch. There are alot of qualified people judges. Merrick garland was not even looked at. Gorush is for big corporations.. not human beings. He did seem to have empathy for a poor truck driver ..Watch cspan. Republicans don't get what it is to struggle.. and poor and be forced to be between a rock and a hard place. They think if they over talk and talk fast and loud they sound right. I think not.

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  • Jane
    04/04/2017
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    No on Gorusch.

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

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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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  • 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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  • Lee
    04/04/2017
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    No to Gorsuch and yes to whatever means to keep him out. Thank you kindly!

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Jeannette
    04/04/2017
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    I'm for the nuclear option I remember Harry Reid when he resurrected it to get their way. I don't care what others think the truth is what's been done to one party justifies the other. A constitutional believing judge are for individual right not the rights of corporations. They say the judge is equal to judge Scalia is something the corporation globalist are against so

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