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Chuck Schumer just now: "Leader McConnell's proposal is unacceptable...and it won't be accepted." (Original Post) marmar Jan 2021 OP
I sure hope he sticks too that, don't tip toe around those slimy bastards Beachnutt Jan 2021 #1
"He's unstoppable and nothing can stop him!" FSogol Jan 2021 #2
+1 Dark n Stormy Knight Jan 2021 #33
Yes!..Stick to your guns! whathehell Jan 2021 #3
Nice language. Now get in your truck and (metaphorically, of course) drive over McConnell, Eyeball_Kid Jan 2021 #4
There is a reason you are no longer UpInArms Jan 2021 #5
Schumer spine yay OhNo-Really Jan 2021 #6
The problem is leftieNanner Jan 2021 #7
He doesn't remain leader BGBD Jan 2021 #8
But Schumer can bring bills directly to the floor, gab13by13 Jan 2021 #9
This may be the best option. honest.abe Jan 2021 #10
Correction.... RustyWheels Jan 2021 #24
Why is this even a rule? Why do Republicans ALWAYS get their way? AllyCat Jan 2021 #22
Do NOT fear McConnell. SayItLoud Jan 2021 #11
Yes, and nothing he might do hasn't been foreseen by our senate leaders. nt Hortensis Jan 2021 #12
I'll add: Twice or more! yonder Jan 2021 #25
Don't fear the turtle. Laelth Jan 2021 #30
Dems are between a rock and a hard spot. I'd prefer the Dems leave the filibuster in place and iluvtennis Jan 2021 #13
I despise Ol' Moscow too. But I hope Schumer takes a page or two from his tactical book. calimary Jan 2021 #14
Shumer will NOT be..."nice." Shumer will fight back harder & stronger than anyone will imagine! Stuart G Jan 2021 #16
Getting rid of the fillibuster could be a two-edged sword... The Mouth Jan 2021 #23
Time to play hard ball with the turtle. patphil Jan 2021 #15
That's the spirit! Yay! Roisin Ni Fiachra Jan 2021 #17
Did you hear when he misspoke? Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2021 #18
After having read some QAnon threads, BobTheSubgenius Jan 2021 #20
who said that? nt orleans Jan 2021 #27
Schumer Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2021 #28
This message was self-deleted by its author geralmar Jan 2021 #29
Grab your ankles McConnell. You're about to get some major payback.....Start liking it. W T F Jan 2021 #19
Excellent!!! I hope Schumer sticks with this approach. honest.abe Jan 2021 #21
Yay. wryter2000 Jan 2021 #26
This message was self-deleted by its author vapor2 Jan 2021 #31
Why do you think he's in danger of "caving"? StarfishSaver Jan 2021 #32

Dark n Stormy Knight

(9,855 posts)
33. +1
Sat Jan 23, 2021, 06:20 AM
Jan 2021

I don't know the ad, but yeah, same thing.

That Rs think they should still be in charge is unfathomable, and I can't fathom it.



Eyeball_Kid

(7,517 posts)
4. Nice language. Now get in your truck and (metaphorically, of course) drive over McConnell,
Fri Jan 22, 2021, 11:27 AM
Jan 2021

then back up and do it again. Keep doing it until he's a smudge in the road.

leftieNanner

(15,347 posts)
7. The problem is
Fri Jan 22, 2021, 12:18 PM
Jan 2021

If they can't agree to new Senate rules, they have to use the old ones. Which means Mitch stays as Majority Leader. Please tell me I'm wrong.

RustyWheels

(128 posts)
24. Correction....
Fri Jan 22, 2021, 02:00 PM
Jan 2021

Senator Whitehouse said last night on All In with Chris Hayes, we need the new agreement to set the new committee assignments. So, with out the new agreement:

- Schumer is the Majority Leader
- Democrats have Committee Chairs, but
- Republicans still have the MAJORITY of seats in the committees

SayItLoud

(1,714 posts)
11. Do NOT fear McConnell.
Fri Jan 22, 2021, 12:34 PM
Jan 2021

Always expect and plan for the worst possible scenario from McConnell. When opportunity arises to stick him, STICK HIM TWICE.

Laelth

(32,017 posts)
30. Don't fear the turtle.
Fri Jan 22, 2021, 08:07 PM
Jan 2021

Don’t fear the Turtle.
Schumer, take a stand.
Don’t fear the Turtle.
Turtles can not fly.
Don’t fear the Turtle.
Schumer you’re our man ...

Na, na, na, na, na.



-Laelth

iluvtennis

(20,167 posts)
13. Dems are between a rock and a hard spot. I'd prefer the Dems leave the filibuster in place and
Fri Jan 22, 2021, 12:49 PM
Jan 2021

take over the committees and determine how this senate will operate.

I DESPISE Mitch McConnell. I can see his snorting or whatever a turtle does and enjoying the heck out of this situation.

calimary

(82,548 posts)
14. I despise Ol' Moscow too. But I hope Schumer takes a page or two from his tactical book.
Fri Jan 22, 2021, 01:02 PM
Jan 2021

Mitch seems to know all the tricks and how to exploit them. Schumer needs to do that, too. Shrewdness and calculated strategies. And the element of surprise. I think the CONS are presuming they know how Schumer is going to react - by being “nice” and “conciliatory” and “accommodating” to the bad guys. FUCKING ENOUGH of that!!!!!!!

Stuart G

(38,672 posts)
16. Shumer will NOT be..."nice." Shumer will fight back harder & stronger than anyone will imagine!
Fri Jan 22, 2021, 01:07 PM
Jan 2021

....And many will say, "Look at that" but "that" will be just copying McConnell's actions.

The Mouth

(3,219 posts)
23. Getting rid of the fillibuster could be a two-edged sword...
Fri Jan 22, 2021, 01:43 PM
Jan 2021

I personally think we ought to leave it, BUT, require that the person bringing it has to actually speak and be at the lectern, until they win or lose.

 

Laura PourMeADrink

(42,770 posts)
18. Did you hear when he misspoke?
Fri Jan 22, 2021, 01:09 PM
Jan 2021

We almost died laughing. He said each senator will have to decide if Donald j Trump is guilty of inciting an erection. He quickly corrected himself to say exciting an insurrection. But still...

BobTheSubgenius

(11,659 posts)
20. After having read some QAnon threads,
Fri Jan 22, 2021, 01:12 PM
Jan 2021

I'd have to say he is guilty of that. Not that there's anything wrong with it.

Response to orleans (Reply #27)

wryter2000

(46,690 posts)
26. Yay.
Fri Jan 22, 2021, 02:11 PM
Jan 2021

It amazes me how they think they can issue orders when they're in the minority.

This also suggests to me that we're not above using the nuclear option. Yay to that, too!

Response to marmar (Original post)

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