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Posted: 1/19/2013 4:58:04 PM EDT
If the dems in the senate vote to change the filibuster rules they could jamb a lot more stuff down our throats because they would only need 51 votes to pass something instead of 60.

The senate is scheduled to vote on the rules for the next 2 years on Tues Jan 22nd. At that time it only takes 51 votes to change the rules of senate procedure.

IMO this vote will set tone on what congress does for the next 2 years. If the filibuster stays the same as it is now then nothing will change (this to me is our best option). If the dems weaken the filibuster then the senate will pass stuff repubs don’t want and force them to stop it by voting against it in the house.

I am surprised that this vote is not being debated to death here on arfcom as it could have massive implications on our gun rights.
Link Posted: 1/19/2013 10:24:01 PM EDT
It's called the nuclear option. Been threatened for a long time by both sides. No one including ole Harry has the balls to do it.
Link Posted: 1/22/2013 12:28:49 PM EDT
Looks like dirty harry is postponing the vote on the rules.

http://ivn.us/2013/01/22/tight-senate-vote-to-reform-the-filibuster-draws-near/
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