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Old 01-20-2011, 05:28 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Eric Cantor dares Harry Reid to hold repeal vote - Jake Sherman and Jennifer Haberkorn - POLITICO.com

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On Tuesday, the Virginia Republican threw a little more fuel on the fire, suggesting Reid (D-Nev.) was afraid to actually bring up the health care repeal vote in the Senate.

“If Harry Reid is so confident that the repeal vote should die in the Senate then he should bring it up for a vote if he’s so confident he’s got the votes,” Cantor said.
With a slim 3 vote majority, the chances of a few of the moderate dems, who are up for reelection in 2012, like Caskill, Nelson, might decide this would mitigate their votes when obamacare passed last year.

I agree with Cantor - If Reid is so sure of the outcome, hold the vote.

Sen Minority Leader seems to think a vote will come;

RealClearPolitics - Video - Sen. McConnell Lauds House Vote: "I Assure You" We Will Repeal This

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"The Democratic leadership in the Senate doesn’t want to vote on this bill. But I assure you, we will. We should repeal this law and focus on common sense steps that actually lower costs and encourage private sector job creation," Sen. Mitch McConnell said after the House voted to repeal health care reform.
Sen rule #22.
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Old 01-20-2011, 05:32 AM
 
Location: Meggett, SC
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Eric Cantor dares Harry Reid to hold repeal vote - Jake Sherman and Jennifer Haberkorn - POLITICO.com



With a slim 3 vote majority, the chances of a few of the moderate dems, who are up for reelection in 2012, like Caskill, Nelson, might decide this would mitigate their votes when obamacare passed last year.

I agree with Cantor - If Reid is so sure of the outcome, hold the vote.

Sen Minority Leader seems to think a vote will come;

RealClearPolitics - Video - Sen. McConnell Lauds House Vote: "I Assure You" We Will Repeal This



Sen rule #22.
Agree and said so in another thread. If Reid actually stands behind Obamacare and it SO great then he should welcome a vote on repeal as that would prove him right. But, the truth is that Obamacare is a boondoggle and even Reid knows it. That's why he won't hold the vote.
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Old 01-20-2011, 05:33 AM
 
Location: Hoboken
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What is the difference between this and a filibuster? Aren't Republicans told that the filibuster prevents a straight up and down vote. I guess we don't need filibuster reform after all.
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Old 01-20-2011, 05:41 AM
 
Location: Texas
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What would Reid's motivation be? What would he, his party or the country gain by doing the GOP's work for them?

If the Repub's think they have so much support for overturning the law, let them gather their strength and get it done.

Blaming Reid for not helping overturn a law he helped pass is a bit like blaming a rape victim for the assault.
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Old 01-20-2011, 05:42 AM
 
Location: Hoboken
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What would Reid's motivation be? What would he, his party or the country gain by doing the GOP's work for them?

If the Repub's think they have so much support for overturning the law, let them gather their strength and get it done.

Blaming Reid for not helping overturn a law he helped pass is a bit like blaming a rape victim for the assault.

OK so you are happy with the filibuster, happy to hear it!
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Old 01-20-2011, 05:43 AM
 
Location: Meggett, SC
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What would Reid's motivation be? What would he, his party or the country gain by doing the GOP's work for them?

If the Repub's think they have so much support for overturning the law, let them gather their strength and get it done.

Blaming Reid for not helping overturn a law he helped pass is a bit like blaming a rape victim for the assault.
Like I said in the other thread, if Reid won't put it on the calendar, then it doesn't get voted upon. Yet, you consider that fair. Got it.
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Old 01-20-2011, 05:45 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Like I said in the other thread, if Reid won't put it on the calendar, then it doesn't get voted upon. Yet, you consider that fair. Got it.

That's how the Congress works and always has, regardless of which party is in power. The GOP has buried thousands of bills, just as the Democrats have done. It's a part of the very necessary checks and balances.

But, of course, the GOP is counting on you not knowing how government operates and on your forgetting how they've done the same thing in the past.

Don't let yourself be fooled once again.
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Old 01-20-2011, 05:47 AM
 
Location: Texas
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OK so you are happy with the filibuster, happy to hear it!

What's this got to do with filibustering?
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Old 01-20-2011, 06:01 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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I think it's funny how within minutes of my posting a new thread about the GOP's new "Blame Harry" strategy,
I don't see a thread like that, but what does it have to do with this thread?

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Old 01-20-2011, 06:06 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I don't see a thread like that, but what does it have to do with this thread? Maybe you should refrain from the usual of trying to make it personal, hmmmm?

The thread is there. But, you're right, I did make it personal to you and I apologize for that. I'd go back and delete my post, but it would still be here in your quote.

I'll delete mine, and this one, if you'll delete yours. That way, it's gone completely.
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