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  • Video: Filibuster Hypocrisy

    During his speech this afternoon at The Heritage Foundation, Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) blasted the effort by some Senate Democrats to strip the filibuster from the Senate, stating “The brazenness of this proposed action is that Democrats are proposing to use the very tactics that in the past almost every Democratic leader has denounced, including President Obama and Vice President Biden, who has said that it is ‘a naked power grab’ and destructive of the Senate as a protector of minority rights.”

    To highlight his point, he also played a compilation of clips from current and former Democratic Senators, including President Barack Obama, giving passionate defenses of it in the past.

    The push to end the filibuster would only make it easier for the majority to ban minority amendments, increase partisanship, limit debate and make it even easier to ram bad legislation into law.

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    7 Responses to Video: Filibuster Hypocrisy

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    2. Bobbie says:

      Isn't hypocrisy an ethical violation?????

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    4. Lloyd Scallan (New O says:

      Remember the words of the left, "we will do or say anything" to get the

      Obama agenda passed the American people. Along with Obama using tricks and bribes to have his socialist dream come true, his lackeys in Congress have turned 180 dgreees to continue to have thing their way despite the clear message sent on November 2nd. They lost but refuse to accept the will of the American people. They know this is their last chance. They will not stop until we stop them.

    5. Corky, Howey in the says:

      IF they took the Oath of the office then why do we not hold them to it? All I can tell them now is November 2012 is coming and there will be another upset in the Senate. We the People will make sure of that! Oh, did I mention the White House Too?

    6. Bob Lindsey Ft Myers says:

      Get rid of these people, can't wait for 2012, I'm tired of the snake pit in Washington

    7. Bob Lindsey , Ft Mye says:

      can't wait for 2012, the snake pit in wasington (yes I used a small w because that's how much respect I have for the snakepit there) that includes the white house

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