Filibuster

In nineteen seventy-four, I reached three milestones in my life. In March of that year, I turned eighteen; ten days later, I registered with selective service—conscription ended in 1973, and naively I registered as an independent voter. I remember the sense of power I felt. I could join the military...

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  • October 27, 2021

Pelosi did not allow Tapper to malign progressives. Senator King sours on filibuster. Cheney calls out her party and calls names. Virginia blues. Pelosi comes to progressives’ defense Chat – Join Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 11:00 AM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0 9091...

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  • October 25, 2021

CNN’s David Gergen: The Only Thing That Can Stop Donald Trump From Running in 2024 is a Prison Sentence From the Insurrection, we know that conspiring to commit felonies is also a felony. We know with greater certainty that Trump knew what was going to happen, despite Pence’s resistance and...

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  • October 24, 2021

As she walked through Ronald Reagan airport, Senator Krysten Sinema of Arizona confronted climate activists and others over her ongoing obstruction of the 3.5 trillion dollars build-back better plan. The former Green Party activist who campaigned for Ralph Nader in 2000 (which helped Goerge W Bush win the presidential election...

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  • October 5, 2021

As she walked through Ronald Reagan airport, Senator Krysten Sinema of Arizona was confronted by climate activists over her ongoing obstruction of the 3.5 trillion dollars build-back better plan. The 3.5 plan is where the majority of climate provisions can be found. It is strongly opposed by the fossil fuel interests that...

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  • October 5, 2021

Before 2016 if you told most Americans that Donald Trump would become president, they would have laughed or thought you were joking. The outspoken businessman and tv personality was a complete outsider to the world of politics. Yet his antics and political rhetoric were not. Trump can thank Newt Gingrich...

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  • July 12, 2021

Roland Martin has a wake-up call one hopes that the Democratic Party heeds sooner than later because it is existential for many of us. Roland Martin gets real on Velshi See full episodes here. As many are obsessed with all the shenanigans of Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor-Greene, Republicans are busy destroying our...

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  • May 30, 2021

The Big Lie continues and the Big Liar remains powerful. GQP spent 3 years on a fruitless investigation of Hillary’s emails but have no desire to investigate an attack on our nation’s Capitol that resulted in multiple deaths and a path of destruction. .@SenateGOP republicans voting against the bipartisan #January6thCommission are...

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  • May 28, 2021
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It depresses me to acknowledge this, but the Republicans’ commitment to blatant and serial lying, and Orwellian “make believe” governing, pose a real threat by overwhelming the public debate and individual’s efforts to stay grounded.  While a bit well-worn (and of uncertain provenance), this quote is fundamentally true: “A lie can travel halfway around...

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  • May 15, 2021

Yesterday was a very busy day for me so I’m playing catch up today. Received this e-mail yesterday from former Air Force Pilot and U.S. Senate candidate, Amy McGrath (D. KY) on behalf of her new organization, Democratic Majority Action PAC: RoJo The Traitor Since I told you about my...

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  • May 7, 2021

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal’s (D. CT) re-election campaign: Last week, horrid gun violence once again ripped through our communities and senselessly took more innocent lives. After each deadly shooting in this country, my Republican colleagues offer “thoughts and prayers” – then turn around and obstruct...

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  • April 22, 2021

Anand Giridharadas wrote a piece for The Atlantic asserting that Biden has been moving leftward.  This may only be a short term impression only because the GOP is trying to find its way after the previous guy is gone and before he may be indicted. The real problem lies with...

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  • April 16, 2021

The Senate Parliamentarian has ruled that Chuck Schumer may be able to use budget reconciliation rules to pass two additional amendments to the 2021 budget bill that was used in enacting Biden’s Covid relief law. Reconciliation, though complicated, allows bills to pass the Senate with a 51 to 50 vote. thehill.com/… The ruling...

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  • April 6, 2021

I wanted to make sure you all saw this: Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet on Wednesday called on the Senate to act in the wake of a mass shooting at a supermarket in his state, asserting in an impassioned speech from the chamber floor that his colleagues have a moral obligation to a generation...

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  • March 25, 2021

Pundit A.B. Stoddard believes that if Democrats decide to abolish the filibuster it will hurt Joe Biden’s policy narratives. Filibuster must go See full episodes here. A. B. Stoddard started her narrative with a good assessment of the Biden administration’s accomplishments. She points out the reality that a mass shooting can...

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  • March 25, 2021

The mainstream media once again is allowing the Right to dictate the message. Jen Psaki swats it away well. The filibuster must die. The postal service needs you. Jen Psaki swats MSM follies. Filibuster must die. Chat – Join Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom:...

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  • March 24, 2021

In September of 2013, Republicans attempted to curtail full funding of the Affordable Care Act but their efforts came to an absurd end. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) spent just over 21-hours regaling the public with a tale penned by Dr. Seuss, the wisdom of Ashton Kutcher, and the World Wrestling...

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  • March 24, 2021

GOP strategist has filibuster advice for Democrats. This police brutality case needs visibility. The mainstream media is at it again. Fauci v, Paul. GOP Strategist: Kill the filibuster Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0 9091 On a scale...

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  • March 22, 2021

Received this e-mail from U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen’s (D. MD) re-election campaign: The last four years have dramatically demonstrated just how much work we need to do to restore and strengthen our democracy, and address critical national priorities that have been trapped in gridlock for years. The sad truth...

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  • March 22, 2021

GOP strategist Susan Del Percio said Democrats should kill the filibuster and notes McConnell knows that Americans want Democratic policies. GOP strategist Susan Del Percio agrees filibuster should end x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. The message that former strategist Susan Del Percio revealed on MSNBC is critical....

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  • March 21, 2021

Friendly reminder: retiring U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R. PA) is still an asshole and will not be missed: Republican Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania on Thursday blocked a bill meant to bar private debt collectors from seizing checks issued as part of the recent stimulus bill. The law that Toomey...

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  • March 19, 2021

Texas Republican Congressman Chip Roy evoked lynching at Anti-Asian American violence at the hearing. Activist Actor speaks on invisibility. Erasing insurrection? Republican Congressman Chip Hoy evokes lynching x YouTube Video Chat – Join Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254...

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  • March 18, 2021

Mitch McConnell is threatening Democrats with scorched-earth GOP policies they have already done if they kill the filibuster. Mitch McConnell threatened Democrats on killing the filibuster See full episodes here. Mitch McConnell took the floor with the following diatribe as he threatened Democrats with hell if they kill the filibuster. “If...

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  • March 18, 2021

McConnell must be scared as he threatened Democrats about filibuster in stark terms. GOP’s pilfering of Texans continues. America, the threat is from within. McConnell running scared? x YouTube Video Chat – Join Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254...

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  • March 17, 2021

In case you missed this: Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) erupted Tuesday on the House floor, imploring his Republican colleagues to stop their obsession with stoking culture wars and shift focus to helping Democrats pass legislation to aid Americans struggling through the coronavirus pandemic. “Stop talking about Dr. Seuss and start...

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  • March 10, 2021

Organizing allowed Progressives in Nevada to take control of the Democratic Party. Natalia Cornelio proves grassroots can succeed. Judge Natalia Cornelio speaks Chat – Join Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0 9091 Progressive Takeover of Nevada Democratic Party Sparks...

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  • March 9, 2021

Big news today out Nevada: x Mitch McConnell is determined to exploit the filibuster and fight progress, no matter what. If he wants to block action on voting rights, the American people should get to see his obstruction. We need filibuster reform. https://t.co/o6v8WwmmoU— Senator Cortez Masto (@SenCortezMasto) March 9, 2021...

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  • March 9, 2021

Like It Or Not with Benjamin Dixon & Rebecca Azor discussed Senator Joe Manchin. Texas Electric Grid fraud and the BIG LIE continues. Minimum Wage & Democrats? Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0 9091 The Texas Public Utility Commission...

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  • March 8, 2021

Both Jake Tapper & Martha Raddatz grilled Joe Manchin on why a Senator from a poor state would limit their income and on the filibuster. He gave willfully naive answers. Joe Manchin: Willfully naive answers See full episodes here. Jake Tapper immediately pointed out the inconvenient truth about Joe Manchin’s constituency....

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  • Avatar of Egberto Willies
  • March 7, 2021

Chuck Todd schools a willfully naive Senator Joe Manchin about the filibuster. He reminded the Senator of something many may not know or realize. The filibuster has nothing to do with Founding Fathers See full episodes here. Chuck Todd tried to feel out Senator Joe Manchin. He wanted to see if there...

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  • March 7, 2021

Last night, I happily threw out any notion of nutrition and ordered dinner from a fast-food restaurant. I am far from being a foodie or a snob. I enjoy a good cheeseburger and fries just like the next plumber named Joe. Watching what I eat, as I get older, is...

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  • March 5, 2021

We discuss the Neanderthals that are harming their citizen. Additionally, we examine Democratic insanity. Is this the age of social murder? Democratic Insanity x x YouTube Video Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0 9091 One wonders why Moderate and...

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  • March 4, 2021

I watched Republican Senator Bill Cassidy (Louisiana) yesterday on CNN’s State of the Union, and he made a case against Biden’s $1.9 trillion Covid Relief package.  Pressed to explain his differences, Sen. Cassidy said it entailed “too much money” and as support said only that the bill provides: “$112 million...

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  • March 1, 2021

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen’s (D. MD) re-election campaign: Americans should not be robbed of a living wage by archaic Senate rules and procedures—including the filibuster. We must increase the minimum wage, and I’ll keep pushing until we get it done. pic.twitter.com/ymfS056bux — Senator Chris...

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  • February 26, 2021

Are we not distracted enough by bombing targets in Syria to know that the White House will do better than the “best path forward”. Pelosi indicates bill expected to pass House Friday will include wage hike. Then that means the Senate will strip it out next week. And assuming Senate...

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  • February 26, 2021

I’ve seen general pieces about the filibuster and its history, and so let me be specific that I am asking for commentary that is a little deeper, or granular.  My question is simple — I’’m old enough to have been politically aware since the Ford/Carter years, and for most of my life the...

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  • February 25, 2021

FYI: Kelly also said he supported the need for a federal $15 hourly minimum wage, saying he was flexible on how to implement it but said it was impossible to support a family without doing so. “I've spoken to folks that try to survive … on minimum wage, try to...

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  • February 19, 2021

“What we saw in that Senate today was a cowardly group of Republicans who apparently have no options, because they were afraid to defend their job, respect the institution in which they serve.” — Speaker Pelosi He can order Pence’s death and they’ll still support him. Trump is like Putin. Each...

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  • February 14, 2021

Received this e-mail today from the progressive organization, Indivisible: When we woke up this morning, Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) was trending on Twitter. And you should be pissed off. Yesterday, she told Politico that she’s opposed to including raising the federal minimum wage to $15 in the COVID-19 relief package moving through...

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  • February 13, 2021

Lat week was my birthday and I took most of the week and weekend off so I am playing catch up here with my e-mails. Received this e-mail on Friday from U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I. VT) group, Our Revolution: Yesterday, because of the incredible grassroots pressure that you helped...

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  • February 9, 2021

These past Dispatches were obviously a Trump-era commentary.  Maybe I need to to come up with a new name. But since the Biden presidency is only weeks old, I thought I would continue this for a bit.  So, in the spirit of a new beautiful day, below are some interesting rea...

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  • February 1, 2021

I was watching Rachel’s taped interview with Chuck Schumer, and she asked him what he would do if McConnell refused to yield on the fillibuster. Schumer just smiled and he said was prepared to deal with that, and that his caucus was united in its anger at McConnell, but he...

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  • January 26, 2021

It really has little to do with most legislation.  Hell, he might not even whip his caucus on a lot of what Biden wants to do.  Although he might want to filibuster on raising taxes. What Mitch really cares about, what he views as his legacy, is his packing of...

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  • January 25, 2021

The Senate is already a very undemocratic body. The filibuster makes it near exponentially worse. That biased structure hurts most. No to the filibuster Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0 9091 Topics: The wordsJoe Biden’s Inauguration Poet Amanda Gorman...

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  • January 22, 2021

Received this e-mail today from former presidential candidate, Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D. TX), on behalf of his  organization, Powered By People: x Cruz says he’s for the people of Pittsburgh? The same ones whose votes he tried to throw out? Says he’s cares about the welfare of Americans, when he...

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  • January 22, 2021

From CNN: Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said that the House's article of impeachment will be delivered to the Senate on Monday, triggering the start of the Senate's impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. “I have spoken to Speaker Pelosi who informed me that the articles will be delivered...

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  • January 22, 2021

Let me begin by saying that I am strongly for eliminating the legislative filibuster entirely.  But certain Democratic Senators, most notably Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), have made it clear that they will not vote to remove the legislative filibuster and, thus, at least for now, Democrats lack the votes to end...

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  • January 22, 2021

A senior Biden climate team transition official alerted E&E News that the damage Trump and his fossil fuel grifters (that have held power over the agencies tasked with protecting the climate system) have been successful in hollowing out the EPA of staff and resources at a time when the “ability to...

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  • January 15, 2021

Americans are in pain as most of the media devote most of their time to the coup. Ezra Klein has timely advice for Democrats; Help people fast. He also has advice for Joe Manchin. Message Democrats better heed x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. After the Trump administration's...

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  • January 10, 2021

This MSNBC reporter told an inconvenient truth that one wonders if the Donald Trump Republican enablers are aware of now. Reporter on GOP inconvenient truths x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. The MSNBC reporter told a truth Donald Trump, and his enablers completely ignore. In effect, his incompetence...

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  • January 6, 2021