Do I correct my progressive friend that no, Dems could NOT have legislated gun control with McConnell around

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Libertas
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Do I correct my progressive friend that no, Dems could NOT have legislated gun control with McConnell around

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On my Facebook I was blaming the Republicans for the problems with guns because of course they are 100% to blame. one of my friends said that dems had both chambers for a couple of years and could have done something about it, I responded that mcconnell has filibustered everything for many years and he responded that no mcconnell didn't have power for a couple of years.

My friend is wrong, but I don't wanna start an argument So I'm gonna leave it alone.

Moscow Mitch has filibustered everything since 2007. You can blame every single gun death on him, directly.

But this is how you get progs trashing dems and people then not voting.
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Re: Do I correct my progressive friend that no, Dems could NOT have legislated gun control with McConnell around

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Yes, we had both chambers of Congress from 2021-2022. But the Senate by only the slimmest of majorities, and one that definitely was not filibuster-proof.... as Minority Leader, yes, he had that power.
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Re: Do I correct my progressive friend that no, Dems could NOT have legislated gun control with McConnell around

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ProfX wrote: Thu Mar 30, 2023 1:28 pm Yes, we had both chambers of Congress from 2021-2022. But the Senate by only the slimmest of majorities, and one that definitely was not filibuster-proof.... as Minority Leader, yes, he had that power.
I don’t recall but was there a bill that had a majority in both houses?
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Re: Do I correct my progressive friend that no, Dems could NOT have legislated gun control with McConnell around

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Libertas wrote: Thu Mar 30, 2023 11:42 am On my Facebook I was blaming the Republicans for the problems with guns because of course they are 100% to blame. one of my friends said that dems had both chambers for a couple of years and could have done something about it, I responded that mcconnell has filibustered everything for many years and he responded that no mcconnell didn't have power for a couple of years.

My friend is wrong, but I don't wanna start an argument So I'm gonna leave it alone.

Moscow Mitch has filibustered everything since 2007. You can blame every single gun death on him, directly.

But this is how you get progs trashing dems and people then not voting.
If it was a popular political descion the democratic party would have proposed a bill and then let McConnell filibuster it.

In turn using that filibuster to encourage people to vote for the liberal party.
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