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Thu Feb 25, 2021, 10:00 PM

FYI, Trent Lott fired the Senate Parliamentarian when he ruled against him

Just an FYI.

Story from 2001:

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2001/05/wanted-a-vast-left-wing-conspiracy.html

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Reply FYI, Trent Lott fired the Senate Parliamentarian when he ruled against him (Original post)
servermsh Feb 2021 OP
OAITW r.2.0 Feb 2021 #1
brooklynite Feb 2021 #2
dsc Feb 2021 #6
Irish_Dem Feb 2021 #7
TwilightZone Feb 2021 #3
Sur Zobra Feb 2021 #4
mitch96 Feb 2021 #5

Response to servermsh (Original post)

Thu Feb 25, 2021, 10:04 PM

1. Good to remember....no precedent when you are Republican. nt

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Thu Feb 25, 2021, 10:10 PM

2. So, your view is that we shouldn't follow the rules when they become inconvenient...

...because the Republicans don't?

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 26, 2021, 08:04 AM

6. Should I go the speed limit if I have a patient bleeding out in my car?

The fact is this rule means there will never, not ever, never, ever, ever be a LGBT civil rights bill. It means there will never, not ever, not ever, ever, ever, ever be an increase in the minimum wage ever again. It means we will never, not ever, ever, ever, see a voting rights bill, meaning that in a majority of states Black voters will be all but banned from voting. But merits of blocked bills aside it literally makes democracy impossible. Since the majority, not matter how many more votes it might have gotten (in our case 5.5 million more in the House, 7 million more for the Presidency, and 25 million more over three elections for the Senate) never gets any of its policies enacted. We can't so much as name a post office without one fifth of the GOP Senate caucus' permission. Worse, we can't even get a vote on so much as naming a post office without their permission. Just how can democracy work when the majority can never get what they vote for no matter how many times they may vote for it, nor how big that majority may be? Honestly I would prefer us to just end this rule, that is clearly not going to happen. So we should just say we are going to put in reconciliation what we want.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 26, 2021, 01:10 PM

7. These arcane ridiculous rules are blocking emergency action.

The government is by the people, for the people, of the people.
Not stupid rules.

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Thu Feb 25, 2021, 10:11 PM

3. We shouldn't use the GOP as our guideline.

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Fri Feb 26, 2021, 12:15 AM

4. If the Dems fire the parlimentarian

the MSM will declare it a scandal bigger than “ her emails”

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Response to Sur Zobra (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 26, 2021, 07:24 AM

5. And we can say... Talk to Trent Lott...nt

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