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Senate Proceeding 01-27-11 on Jan 27th, 2011 :: 0:41:45 to 0:43:05
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Lamar Alexander

0:41:27 to 0:41:48( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: nice dinner here in washington, d.c. not you personally, but the person who would move for this filibuster to be initiated. i support this talking filibuster, not just because of jimmy stewart who created this mental image of what a filibuster is like, but because of what the principle of the senate is, and i think what our colleagues have done here would help the senate.

Lamar Alexander

0:41:45 to 0:43:05( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Lamar Alexander

Lamar Alexander

0:41:49 to 0:42:09( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: mr. alexander: may i ask a question? mr. durbin: i would be happy to yield for a question. mr. alexander: since the distinguished whip has apparently renamed this amendment which side of the aisle goes out to dinner amendment, let me ask him this: isn't it true that if your side didn't go out to dinner, since you asked to be elected to the united states senate and you

Lamar Alexander

0:42:10 to 0:42:31( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: raised a lot of money and you worked hard and you defeated some -- some republican to get here, and if you really think someone's over here abusing their minority rights by -- by filibustering, then why would you go out to dinner, why wouldn't you want to be over there and hear that person talk

Lamar Alexander

0:42:32 to 0:42:52( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: and respond to him, why would you not do that? senator byrd -- isn't it true that senator byrd says forceful confrontation to the threat of a filibuster is undoubtedly the antidote to the malady, and senator byrd did not want us tampering with this 60-vote procedure that we have here that

Lamar Alexander

0:42:53 to 0:43:05( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: forces consensus. so my question to the minority leader is why did you go out to dinner so often, through the chair to all senators, when instead you could have been here dealing under the rules as

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