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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-10 01:57 PM
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Reid to play chicken on Wall Street reform, daring GOP to filibuster
Edited on Tue Apr-20-10 01:59 PM by babylonsister
:popcorn: Go, DEMS!


Reid to play chicken on Wall Street reform, daring GOP to filibuster
By Alexander Bolton - 04/20/10 11:31 AM ET


Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has decided to play a game of political chicken with Senate Republicans, daring them to kill a Wall Street reform bill.

Reid said he plans to move ahead with immediate consideration of the financial regulatory reform bill, despite a GOP pledge to filibuster the measure.

Remember, there are only 59 of us, so if a single Republican is not willing to join with us, there will be no Wall Street reform, Reid said. Republicans will have killed Wall Street reform. I am confident that will not happen.

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A Democratic aide said Reid still hopes to bring the bill to the floor by the end of this week.

Its time to move forward with this bill, said the aide. Chairman Dodd has been negotiating with Republicans for months.

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http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/banking-financial-institutions/93283-reid-promises-game-of-chicken-with-gop-on-wall-street-reform
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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-10 02:01 PM
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1. For goodness' sake, please use a real filibuster!!!!
Please, Reid.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-10 02:01 PM
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2. Good for him!
Wow, I didn't think ol' Harry had it in him!

I think the Republicans will back down on this.

Yes!

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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-10 02:07 PM
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3. About time he called their bluff...n/t
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Oceansaway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-10 02:07 PM
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4. Yes We Can !!!...n/t
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BeyondGeography Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-10 02:10 PM
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5. Yay
:thumbsup:
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damonm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-10 02:13 PM
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6. As Elvis might say...
"I'm a steamroller, baby...
"I'm bound to roll all over you..."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tUEmb9hQnA
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DrToast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-10 02:15 PM
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7. I'll believe it when I see it. (nt)
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-10 02:22 PM
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8. About f**kin time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Ikonoklast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-10 02:26 PM
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9. Sen. Reid is daring them to side with the banksters.
He knows that to do so will be committing political suicide for the Republicans; no matter how they spin it.

Even the most ignorant Teabagger knows that Wall Street screwed him over.
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mediaman007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-10 02:36 PM
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11. Since the Teabaggers are so wealthy (Pew Research), they probably
lost a ton of money in the crash. Good luck, GOP.

On the other hand, if the Democrats do it, the Teabaggers hate it.
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Writer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-10 02:29 PM
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10. This is good politics. It will expose the fact that they OPPOSE reforming Wall Street fat cats. n/
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agentS Donating Member (922 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-10 07:45 PM
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12. at least one rethug will cave at filibuster time
Some will make a stink, but in the end, this is too hot a potato to hold.
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