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Wy did Senate conceal carry bill need 60 votes?

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by Bushmaster1313, Jul 22, 2009.

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  1. Bushmaster1313

    Bushmaster1313 Well-Known Member

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    Can anyone explain why today's Senate conealed carry bill needed 60 votes?

    This would have been Manna from Heavan, Nirvana and the Holy Grail for all repressed New Jersey concealed carry wannabees!

    Lou
     
  2. crusha

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    TO MAKE SURE IT WOULDN'T PASS!


    This serves both sides. Democrats get to defeat the Republicans...and Republicans get to go home to their constituents with "war scars" from fighting the good fight.
     
  3. Joe Potosky

    Joe Potosky Well-Known Member

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    60 votes to cut off debate.

    Can't put to a vote until debate is ended.

    A senate rule...
     
  4. Bushmaster1313

    Bushmaster1313 Well-Known Member

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    Where did 60 vote come from.

    I thought it was majority rule in the Senate and 60 votes was only needed for cloture or to overide a veto.

    Was today's vote for cloture.
     
  5. Bushmaster1313

    Bushmaster1313 Well-Known Member

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    What a wimpout

    The Bill's backers had the votes to wim (58) but not enough to force a fair vote (60)

    Wonder what the payoff was

    Lou
     
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    Sorry to say that blubber lips Lugar from my state of Indiana was one of the two republicans I know of that voted against it.

    I've never been politically active, although I always vote. I think this may be the "proverbial straw."

    At least an email to Lugar's office. Fox news thought since the vote was so close the S. Dakota senator may try to still get it passed.
     
  7. bigdogtx

    bigdogtx Well-Known Member

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    Lugar=RINO,,,,you can see how he believes on the 2nd Amendment,,,,state lines or not!!!
     
  8. Trappy12

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    The NRA was pretty happy with the outcome...
    -Trappy
     
  9. brigade

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    Two rino republicans (1) from Ohio and (1) from Indiana that sold out.

    Are their any Trap Shooters from these two states ? Do you need their e-mail addresses ?
     
  10. Bisi

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    I'm from Indiana and it is time for Lugar to go. He hasn't been conservative for 25 years if he ever was one to start. I would support a conservative Democrat before Lugar.

    He along with Dick Durbin are cosponsors of the "Dream Act" a bill that would give illegals who are students a path to citizenship. Just go to college for a couple of years and receive in state tution rates even though you are illegal and you will be a citizen.

    The hell with Dick Lugar.
     
  11. bill1949

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    The reason they needed 60 votes is because that scumbag Schumer threatened to filibuster the bill. Takes 60 votes to stop a filibuster...Bill
     
  12. Bushmaster1313

    Bushmaster1313 Well-Known Member

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    Now it makes sense.

    Liberal Democracy = If they have more votes than you don't let them vote

    ................................= If you need more votes buy them

    ................................= If all else fails call your opponent a racist
     
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