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Does Harry Reid Realize What He's Done? (Vanity)
NHN ^ | 11/22/2013 | Night Hides Not

Posted on 11/22/2013 6:13:42 AM PST by Night Hides Not

Harry Reid just made President Obama a lame duck. With his triggering of the "nuclear option", he nuked any chances for any of Obama's legislative priorities through the 2014 elections.

Immigration "reform" -

Tax reform -

Any other Democrat priority -


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There is no absolutely no reason for the House to take up debate on any measure passed in the Senate.

Memo to McCain and Collins: how did that "reaching across the aisle" work for you? Ok, you two, repeat after me:

Ted Cruz is right!

Ted Cruz is right!

Ted Cruz is right!

1 posted on 11/22/2013 6:13:42 AM PST by Night Hides Not
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To: Night Hides Not

2 posted on 11/22/2013 6:17:52 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

2 SIMPLE WORDS for the US SENATE : NO QUARUM!


3 posted on 11/22/2013 6:21:09 AM PST by princess leah
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To: Night Hides Not

The fly in your ointment: Boehner.

Boehner is wobbly. We never know which side of an issue he will come down on.

If any legislation does make it to the Senate, the compromise committee will get the Senate-preferred version passed.


4 posted on 11/22/2013 6:21:30 AM PST by TomGuy (.)
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To: Night Hides Not

They never intend to be out of power.


5 posted on 11/22/2013 6:21:51 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Even Mika & Cokie appeared shaken on Morning Joe today.


6 posted on 11/22/2013 6:22:03 AM PST by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: Night Hides Not

The author under-estimates the Republican leadership!!


7 posted on 11/22/2013 6:22:44 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Night Hides Not
why not just call this a “coup de ta”?
8 posted on 11/22/2013 6:22:59 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Night Hides Not

Socialists want as much majority rule power as possible when they are in charge, but then shut down democratic processes to maintain power. That has been their modis operandi for 100 years. This isn’t any different.

Now the question is, what is their 9 month game plan to secure power?


9 posted on 11/22/2013 6:23:19 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Night Hides Not

I don’t understand. How is this the case?


10 posted on 11/22/2013 6:23:41 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: TomGuy
Boehner is wobbly.

I'm betting yesterday's events will stiffen his spine. If not, the Tea Party caucus will make his life miserable.

11 posted on 11/22/2013 6:23:42 AM PST by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: princess leah

Senate rules require a majority of senators (51) for a quorum.

The Dems have that, unless several Dems are absent.


12 posted on 11/22/2013 6:24:27 AM PST by TomGuy (.)
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To: longtermmemmory

I wonder how Boehner’s “there will be an amnesty vote this year” is working out for him.


13 posted on 11/22/2013 6:24:37 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz ("Senator Cruz basically made the Democrats fight for a whole bunch of things that they already had.")
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To: Night Hides Not
The Nuclear Option: LBJ's anti Goldwater Daisy ad remixed
14 posted on 11/22/2013 6:24:55 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: Night Hides Not

Reid knows exactly what he did.


15 posted on 11/22/2013 6:25:43 AM PST by sport
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To: Hotlanta Mike

It’s my understanding that the judges that are up for Senate confirmation will be the ones to sit on cases involving Obamacare. The courts will be stacked to ensure Zerocare does not get dinged by the courts. Senate Dems are doing everything within their powers to keep this law in place.


16 posted on 11/22/2013 6:27:22 AM PST by paint_your_wagon
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To: TexasCajun

The Republican “Leadership” cannot be under estimated.


17 posted on 11/22/2013 6:28:24 AM PST by sport
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To: rarestia
I don’t understand. How is this the case?

IMHO, Harry Reid opened the Pandora's box for all to see. What's to stop him from exercising the option on "important" legislation, or the Supreme Court? 225 years of precedent was flushed down the toilet yesterday.

Therefore, it's up to the House of Representatives to stop the Senate in their tracks.

O/T, I brought the wrong book to read on the train today (Texas by Michener). Starting Monday, I'm reading "The Federalist" from cover to cover, and back again.

18 posted on 11/22/2013 6:28:32 AM PST by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: sport

Communist dicktators are gonna dictate.


19 posted on 11/22/2013 6:28:52 AM PST by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: sport
Reid knows exactly what he did.

Agreed. Maybe he sees the handwriting on the wall, and is planning for his retirement starting next year. He hated being the Minority Leader in the Senate.

20 posted on 11/22/2013 6:31:29 AM PST by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: newfreep

You got it. On November 4, 2008, the United States of America, by a majority vote, became a Banana Republic.


21 posted on 11/22/2013 6:31:53 AM PST by sport
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To: EQAndyBuzz
I wonder how Boehner’s “there will be an amnesty vote this year” is working out for him.

About as well as Jerry Jones' prediction that the Cowboys are a Super Bowl contender.

22 posted on 11/22/2013 6:33:34 AM PST by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: Night Hides Not

Even Mika & Cokie appeared shaken on Morning Joe today.


It’s the last desperation of tyrants...the Obama cabal is going down and there’s nothing to stop it. And the aftermath will leave democrats damaged for quite a while.


23 posted on 11/22/2013 6:35:22 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: paint_your_wagon
It’s my understanding that the judges that are up for Senate confirmation will be the ones to sit on cases involving Obamacare.

This is also the first line of defense against Obama's executive orders. Tyranny has begun.

24 posted on 11/22/2013 6:36:52 AM PST by aimhigh
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To: TomGuy

“Senate rules require a majority of senators (51) for a quorum.”

And “At this point in time, what possible difference could it make” for any Republicans to show up or not? If they don’t show or only vote present anything that is passed is on the RATS so that they can reveal their true selves.


25 posted on 11/22/2013 6:37:38 AM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: SampleMan
Now the question is, what is their 9 month game plan to secure power?

Simple. Continue to stack the courts, cheat in next year's elections, sue states who try to implement things like voter id, enlist the media to assist with swaying opinions in local elections, use the IRS to shut down opponents' fundraising, use the NSA to smear GOP candidates, etc.

These all worked last time... should work even better this time.

26 posted on 11/22/2013 6:37:58 AM PST by Cementjungle
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To: Night Hides Not

Dems will vote to change the rule back after the ejection and before GOP takes over. Bank on it.


27 posted on 11/22/2013 6:38:17 AM PST by stuck_in_new_orleans
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Dems will vote to change the rule back after the ejection and before GOP takes over. Bank on it.

Fine by me, that would mean two things:

1. They know they lost the Senate.

2. They know gridlock will reign the last two years of Obama's Presidency, and by extension kill the candidacy of the Democrat nominee in 2016. Whether it will be Hillary or Fauxcahontas, they won't be able to run away from the incompetent debacle that is the Obama Presidency.

28 posted on 11/22/2013 6:44:24 AM PST by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: sport
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29 posted on 11/22/2013 6:45:20 AM PST by baddog 219
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans
Dems will vote to change the rule back after the ejection and before GOP takes over. Bank on it.

Of course they will. But the precedent for changing the rules with 51 votes is set. So the Reps should just eliminate the filibuster all-together.

51 votes to repeal!
30 posted on 11/22/2013 6:46:07 AM PST by Velvet_Jones
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To: Night Hides Not

Mr. Reid is following orders to offset Great Leader’s disapproval numbers.


31 posted on 11/22/2013 6:48:54 AM PST by AD from SpringBay (http://jonah2eight.blogspot.com/)
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans

Rush was reading this yesterday and saw that it is a TEMPORARY ruling. It is ONLY for this term or something like that.
Then, it goes back to what it has been.

How they can do this, I dunno...

We have NO government anymore. It’s all just another mob that took over our nation’s capital and are spending OUR money.


32 posted on 11/22/2013 6:50:17 AM PST by joethedrummer
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To: Cementjungle

You left out foreign treaties, which will now sail through the Senate.


33 posted on 11/22/2013 6:50:19 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: baddog 219

My thoughts also.


34 posted on 11/22/2013 6:51:48 AM PST by sport
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To: MrB

Yeah, funny thing about that: no group in power ever thinks they’ll be out. But they ALWAYS are-—even the Soviets found that out.


35 posted on 11/22/2013 6:52:33 AM PST by LS ('Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually.' Hendrix)
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To: Night Hides Not
With his triggering of the "nuclear option", he nuked any chances for any of Obama's legislative priorities through the 2014 elections.

Like they had a chance anyway?

36 posted on 11/22/2013 6:53:47 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: paint_your_wagon

Next step — ZeroCare to be applied to everyone, just to make it “fair”.

NO EXCEPTIONS!!


37 posted on 11/22/2013 6:54:42 AM PST by 353FMG
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To: 353FMG

If you can’t nuke ‘em, kill ‘em off with 0bamacare. Starve them and refuse them care.


38 posted on 11/22/2013 6:56:51 AM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: Night Hides Not
"The Federalist" from cover to cover, and back again.

Might be time to revisit Mark Levin's "Men in Black" too.

39 posted on 11/22/2013 6:59:42 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron ("Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism" Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Night Hides Not

Just heard McCain on local radio saying how *upset* he is about this. Went on to say that there are some things that come up in the senate that *require* bipartisanship and this will make it much harder to do. Went on to say that republicans are still banded together because of 0bamacare. Sure, he really stood behind Ted Cruz didn’t he?


40 posted on 11/22/2013 7:01:57 AM PST by azishot
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To: Night Hides Not
Therefore, it's up to the House of Representatives to stop the Senate in their tracks.

How? The House plays no part in presidential appointments.

41 posted on 11/22/2013 7:02:27 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: azishot

On that he is correct. They [Republicans] are banded together to protect and preserve obamacare.


42 posted on 11/22/2013 7:07:40 AM PST by sport
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To: princess leah

let’s play HARDball


43 posted on 11/22/2013 7:12:39 AM PST by aumrl (let's keep it real Conservatives)
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To: DoodleDawg

Can House not fund the courts?


44 posted on 11/22/2013 7:16:52 AM PST by aumrl (let's keep it real Conservatives)
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To: 353FMG

Everyone except high ranking party members and selected favorites.

Four legs good. Two legs better.


45 posted on 11/22/2013 7:16:59 AM PST by paint_your_wagon
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To: Night Hides Not
I'm betting yesterday's events will stiffen his spine.

You are dreaming Night Man.

They have the presidency, the senate, the courts and the slavish press.

You have John Boehner.

46 posted on 11/22/2013 7:17:02 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: DoodleDawg
How? The House plays no part in presidential appointments.

Agreed, but I was referring to legislation, such as immigration reform.

47 posted on 11/22/2013 7:17:09 AM PST by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: Fightin Whitey
Selective posting, FRiend. You didn't include the second sentence:

If not, the Tea Party caucus will make his life miserable.

48 posted on 11/22/2013 7:18:55 AM PST by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: baddog 219
One of the more attractive pictures of Reid.

Usually he looks like a constipated undertaker.

49 posted on 11/22/2013 7:27:13 AM PST by doberville
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To: MrB
They never intend to be out of power.

That's my take. Everyone's doing the same old chatter, "Oh they've really done it now", "Lame duck","The people have awakened". and so on.

But the game has changed since those types of consequences applied. Races that should be GOP end up in squeakers and are pulled out by Dems (VA most recent). We can't trust polls pre-election, too many stated libs running them, can't depend on the media, not even poll-watchers (GOP thrown out in Philly 2012) so how can we win?

I've been saying for a while that the Dems were too cocky about 2014, saying "Let's just wait and see what the people say". They'll cheat, the media will get all breathless about the horse races yet call elections hours before they're actually over, and the Democrats will stay in power.

50 posted on 11/22/2013 7:28:00 AM PST by Kenny
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