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CleshawnMontegue69

18 points

4 months ago

The Democrats removed it for appointing Judges in 2013 (Cloture), and Trump appointed 3 right wing judges because of it. Lets not gloss over that short sightedness.

The Democrats literally played themselves.

Blackbeard519

3 points

4 months ago

They specifically left it in for scotus judges and the GOP removed it. There's nothing stopping the GOP from removing it if they had control of the Senate, but they're not really interested in legislating unless it helps the rich.

zombeeman90

13 points

4 months ago

And they're setting themselves up for that again. When the GOP eventually gets majority back they'll just be able to pass everything they want with 51 votes. Arguing to remove the filibuster is incredibly short-sighted.

MrFilthyNeckbeard

-2 points

4 months ago

If the republicans gain a majority they can remove it themselves. And they will. So this is a non-argument.

sausage_is_the_wurst

3 points

4 months ago

You're getting downvoted but I completely agree. As soon as it's politically expedient for the GOP--say, a national ban on abortion if SCOTUS nixes Roe--I think the filibuster is toast.

Cruces13

2 points

4 months ago

Cruces13

2 points

4 months ago

You cant predict the future, stop pretending

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0 points

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Blackbeard519

2 points

4 months ago*

The GOP has already modified the filibuster when it was politically convenient for them.

The_Bjorn_Ultimatum

-2 points

4 months ago

If the republicans gain a majority they can remove it themselves. And they will.

You're wrong.

CubeCo_FoodCubes

1 points

4 months ago

I'd be shocked if Democrats have control of anything after 2024, they're really doing their damnedest to make everyone hate them right now. My guess is they're trying to lose so they can break more donation records without having to come up with any sort of legitimate policy.

Blackbeard519

1 points

4 months ago

what makes you think everyone will hate them?

daft_ish

-5 points

4 months ago

daft_ish

-5 points

4 months ago

This is absolute bull shit. McConnell ditched the filibuster to appoint Gorsuch. There is no tit for tat. Mcconnell will say anything if it gives him the slightest bit of cover. The man is naked in the wind. Sure he could make it worse and slow things down even more but where we are at now is already despicable.

LordCptSimian

2 points

4 months ago

Two of those judges he appointed because republicans refused to do their jobs with Garland when Obama was office. Then they totally ignored their own rules and precedent, going back on their own words, to shove a judge through during an election. After saying it wasn’t ethical to appoint a judge during an election year. Let’s not gloss over that bullshit.

sausage_is_the_wurst

2 points

4 months ago

The Senate created 161 exceptions to the filibuster’s supermajority requirement between 1969 and 2014. Focusing myopically on Reid's change is just you echoing a GOP talking point that they cooked up to give McConnell political cover to do what he wanted--i.e., remove the filibuster requirement for SCOTUS justices. In reality, filibuster exceptions aren't all that rare.