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Manchin Drops more hints on how he would reform the fillibuster

If the minority party wants to obstruct, make them work for it! Starting to not feel as bad about this Manchin fellow.


Specifically, the piece says, Manchin “thinks either the majority needs to come up with 60 votes to overcome a filibuster or the minority to come up with 41 votes to sustain it.”

The senator has now said that on top of requiring the minority to actually talk during a filibuster, he’d be open to requiring that they keep 41 votes on the floor in order to maintain their blockade. No matter what, that would be a massive time suck for opposition lawmakers, which would make filibustering more logistically difficult. But once you’ve made the rule change, it also opens up the potential for old-timey hardball tactics like running the Senate 24/7 until the opposing side just drops.

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Posted by jorgevlorgan | Mon Mar 8, 2021, 09:52 PM (4 replies)

My pledge to work my ass off in the next midterm elections.

Look I know this is super early, but while the democrats are shorthanded, they are dedicated to improving the lives of people as much as possible. We absolutely need as many more seats in the House and Senate as possible in the next election to fulfill our agenda -likely ending the fillibuster, reforming our courts, protecting the right to vote, etc. We will not be able to do this as easily without more Democratic members in our caucus. I pledge to knock on doors, make phone calls and donate as much as physically possible in order to secure Biden's bold agenda for the rest of his term.

Who's with me??
Posted by jorgevlorgan | Fri Mar 5, 2021, 08:08 PM (6 replies)

So let me get this straight

Moderate Dems are very concerned about people getting paid more by unemployment than their actual jobs(thus pushing for lower ui payments), but just voted against people getting paid more in their actual jobs.

If the accusations are true, should Cuomo resign?

Obviously he knows whether they are true, and if he is lying he knows it. But if they are, should he resign?

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At a certain point, states should be required to acknowledge climate change to receive federal

support for climate change related disasters. Texas is all about means testing people to receive emergency aid for individuals, right? How about when it comes to emergency aid for natural disasters that they helped perpetuate through decades of denial of the root cause, and refusing to do nothing to change?

Gamestop Stock Outperforms Market on Strong Trading Day


Nice sale. Bought more.

My last post before noon January 20, 2021 (post #2020)

...will be to simply wish for this country and our world, that the years following will be a stark reversal of the years preceding. That we will learn from the errors of our ways, while standing united against hatred and collective self destruction. Although this year has been scarred with devestating regrets, we can be reminded that there will inevitably be better ones to follow. I hope through our dedication to justice, unity, and love, that the broad transformation to bring us together as a nation will come swiftly and without extensive grievances.

Good luck to us all, and I hope to post again following the inauguration of our first black female vice president.

Republicans blocking court nominees in order to appoint their own justices

Is stacking the court. Just as passing a law to increase the number of justices in order to nominate your own judges is also stacking the court. Just saying..
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