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Filibuster must remain

February 1, 2013

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid already is well on his way to making that house of Congress a rubber stamp for whatever he, often at the behest of President Barack Obama, wants to do....

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Feb-01-13 1:01 PM

Congress is supposed to be a legislative body where political ideals are compromised to pass needed legislation. As we all know, it's not happening. Could it be that Reid bypassed the committee system 70 times because of the Republicans record setting use of the filibuster?

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Feb-01-13 1:26 PM

Does this newspaper ever bother to research the editorials they publish? Seriously? I refer to this article: ***********lasvegassun****/news/2013/jan/24/senate-approves-modest-not-sweeping-changes-filibu/ It appears that the filibuster changes have been passed by pretty wide margins.

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Feb-01-13 1:30 PM

Removing the filibuster is removing the voice of the people. A minority still has a right to be heard and a filibuster is one of to little leverage available to use to have their voice heard. Removing the filibuster is akin to ruling the people with an iron fist.

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Feb-01-13 2:56 PM

@DaveGibson. This ineffectiveness of the Congress started just 4 short years ago. Even under Bush they got things done (whether you liked what they did or not)

This is the difference between having a real leader as President and a wanna be.

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Feb-01-13 4:05 PM

Scarecrow- So you want to add an ineffective congress to the long list of things you blame Obama for? LOL!

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Feb-01-13 5:48 PM

It is an important tool, guess who would cry the loudest if it were taken away and democrats lose the majority? Harry has served his time, he needs a rest! PS take Nancy along when you go!

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Feb-01-13 6:13 PM

adkkev...The answer to your question is an emphatic NO. As a recent letter to the editor pointed out, since the Nov election, many of the LH editorials have been actually embarrassing due to inaccuracies and lack of's no wonder none of the LH staff will put their names after an editorial. @Scarecrow...I want to see how you respond to Dave!...The only thing worse than a gridlocked/stalmated Congress incapable of making any decision, is an incompetent Congress making poor decisions. It's no wonder their approval rating is in single digits.

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Feb-01-13 6:41 PM

@Scarecrow...good grief, your post implies that Bush was a "real leader."!!!??

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Feb-02-13 8:54 AM

laker, I thought that's what he meant too....loss of any credibility with that implication...I can still see him sitting in a classroom with a deer in the headlights look when informed of 9/11

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Feb-02-13 3:56 PM

The disagrees think that Bush was a good leader? He bragged about being a C student

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Feb-02-13 8:15 PM

Too bad the repubs couldn't work with the democrats instead of using the filibuster as a weapon.. Oh and then blame inaction in Washington on Obama..LOL

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Feb-03-13 7:08 PM

'Filibuster must remain' - I did not know it was in jeopardy of being eliminated.

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