DNC Complicit With GOP Abuse of Power, Illegal Activity
DNC In the Senate 2001-2006
The GOP seems to be doing things in the Senate that leaves me wondering: What was getting in the way of the DNC, as a minority party, of doing what the GOP was dong; and why was the DNC unwilling to break ranks from the GOP and deny the GOP the required 60 votes to override a filibuster?
It looks like the DNC didn't do some things that it could have done.
On this Iraq debate in the Senate -- the number that keeps floating around is 60: The number of votes required to do anything, end a debate.
Let's back up. Last time I checked the DNC, when it was in the majority, didn't have a 39-61 minority; but maybe something like 54-46.
Also, there was a time when the DNC did have control of Congress between 2001-2006.
1. The DNC has been in the minority and majority already under Bush, so this control of the Senate isn't new.
2. I want to know, with this 60-vote rule thing, who was stupid enough in the DNC to not fully support the DNC; and decided to support the RNC. I'm not talking by names, or votes -- but general philosophy of the DNC while they were under seige: Where was the DNC leadership in the Senate to compel full support for anti-GOP position.
3. Now, in the majority position, who in the DNC is willing to spew forth the non-sense that "having 60 votes" is required, when the issue is: Who in the DNC is going to do what is required: Stick with the DNC.
___ Why isn't the Senate Majority leader requiring an actual debate if a filibuster is threatened?
___ 2/3 is required to end the filibuster: Why isn't the DNC refusing to end the filibuster, and forcing the GOP to take the floor and not talk about Iraq -- shut down the Senate, and refuse to pass the President's agenda.
It doesn't matter if the GOP threatens a filibuster or not: Let them talk about whatever they want; and show that they are not willing to vote.
___ Who cares if the President's agenda isn't getting attention;
___ It doesn't matter if the Senate does nothing: This President cannot afford the Senate to get distracted -- everything the GOP Senators do will put them in a worse position.
Getting back to the 60-vote requirement:
___ Why wasn't the DNC doing this with bills related to the Patriot Act, which the DNC said were illegal?
___ Why Filibuster used?
___ Why didn't the DNC force the Vice President to eliminate the Filibuster option?
___ If the Filibuster option was not being used, who cared if the Vice President had removed the option?
I'm sitting her dumbfounded asking, Why wasn't the DNC doing what the GOP was doing:
___ Sticking together;
___ Making teh GOP scramble for votes to keep the Agenda going
What I really want to know is: If the Senate really requires 60 votes to do something, who in the DNC was stupid enough to cooperate with the destruction of this Constitution; and what was in the mind of teh DNC leadership to be complicit with the GOP actions?
___ Why did the DNC Members Cross the aisle and support the GOP on these issues?
They had the minority power to filibuster, and didn't use it. They had a rough 50-50 split, but crossed the aisle to support things they say we should not put up with.