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Senate Proceeding on Mar 11th, 2010 :: 0:49:15 to 0:51:05
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Lamar Alexander

0:49:12 to 0:49:32( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: founders intended." i wonder if that's what the president still believes, that that's not what the founders intended. mr. alexander: i appreciate my colleague bringing this up. i think it is important that the people remember that the senator from arizona has a certain amount of credibility 0 on this. it was the republicans about four years ago when we were in

Lamar Alexander

0:49:15 to 0:51:05( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Lamar Alexander

Lamar Alexander

0:49:33 to 0:49:55( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: the majority and we became frustrated because democrats were blocking president bush's judicial appointments. so some of us, some republica -- i didn't, but some republicans said, well, let's just jam it through. we won the election. let's get it with 51 votes. let's change the rules. but senator mccain and a group

Lamar Alexander

0:49:56 to 0:50:16( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: of others said, wait just a minute. the united states -- he said then what he said just today. he said, the united states founders set up the united states senate to be a protecter of minority rights, and as senator byrd, the senr democratic senator has said, sometimes the minority is right.

Lamar Alexander

0:50:17 to 0:50:37( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: and as alexis de tocque vicialtion who wrote his observations about our country in the 1830's, that the potentially greatest threat to the american democracy is tyranny. this is a place where decisions decisions are based on consensus.

Lamar Alexander

0:50:38 to 0:50:58( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: running the health care bill through the senate like a freight train is an outrage. and it would be an outrage. i would is a to the senator from arizona, don't you believe that it's not just the higher premiums and the higher taxes and the extra cost to states. that in the end, the reason this health care bill is so deeply

Lamar Alexander

0:50:59 to 0:51:05( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: unpopular is because of the process, because first, you know, 25 days of secret meetings.

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