Loser Democrats fail at filibuster reform

AOC

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Oct 29, 2019
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They did try

Manchin and Sinema blocked it because their corporate overlords didn't want it.
Plus they aren't accountable to anyone in West Virginia and Arizona, they don't fear getting primaried.

At least that's the case with Manchin.
 
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Diesel66

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Feb 20, 2005
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Kc
Our government is a joke. Both parties only give a shit about staying in office and making as much $$$ as possible.

I hope they pass that stock trading bill, even though there’s virtually zero chance that happens
Don't worry it will get watered down after the election
 

black jesus

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Apr 30, 2002
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Denton, TX
It might be interesting to remind Sinema and Manchin that AZ and WV's GOP controlled state legislatures will probably toss the votes of Democratic voting districts if needed without election reform.
 

meyou

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Feb 20, 2005
107,511
I wonder if Sinema thinks this shit is good for her career like she's going to be seen as a maverick or something, or if she's just gonna retire and go work for some right-wing thinktank.
 

ballzofsteel83

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Dec 16, 2003
31,903
OC, CA
VICE News talked to more than a dozen Arizona Democratic activists and former staffers who actively worked to elect Sinema during her 2018 race. Many expressed their frustration not just with her voting record but also with her inaccessibility, her seeming delight at infuriating her party’s base, and her unwillingness to meet. All said that they’d likely vote against her in a primary if she runs in 2024.

 

westheimer

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Mar 31, 2015
22,543
DC
Yes. Harry Reid fucked up.
Lol no he didn't. A 60 vote threshold is great if it's genuinely prompting debate and consensus building; Mitch McConnel was holding seats open for the sole purpose of holding them open. Candidates weren't even being debated or brought before the committee. Harry Reid got rid of it because the judiciary would have had hundreds of empty seats had he not. Mitch McConnel got rid of it to cram through one nominee with no input from moderate Democrats.

This isn't a "both sides are bad" issue. Republicans were abusing the filibuster to stack the courts and have acted in bad faith with respect to judicial nominations for the past 5-10 years.
 

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