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Harry Reid Looks to Change Senate Rules to Ram Through Obama Nominees
Breitbart ^ | 02/10/2014 | Robert Wilde

Posted on 02/11/2014 7:03:19 AM PST by Rusty0604

A consortium of liberal groups and labor unions are pressuring Senate Majority leader Harry Reid (D-NV) to change Senate rules on filibustering beyond the nuclear option. They argue the additional changes will speed up the confirmation of President Obama's judicial nominees.

Moreover, the unions and progressive organizations know that they have to strike while the iron is hot. If Reid and the Democrats fail to retain their control of the Senate in November, Obama will get very few of his judicial nominees confirmed next year.

The rule changes aim to cut the Republicans out of the deliberative process and may undermine the checks and balances that is the foundation of American governance.

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1 posted on 02/11/2014 7:03:19 AM PST by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604

I am getting really sick and tired of this...


2 posted on 02/11/2014 7:04:20 AM PST by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: Rusty0604
And Mitch's response...


3 posted on 02/11/2014 7:05:37 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor)
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To: Rusty0604

hairy reid-iculous.


4 posted on 02/11/2014 7:07:12 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme),unemployment will necessarily skyrocket! Despite the % dropping. Period.)
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To: sauropod

OTOH...it’s a clear signal that the Dems are already conceding that the Senate is lost..


5 posted on 02/11/2014 7:07:38 AM PST by ken5050 (This space available cheap...)
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To: Paine in the Neck

LOL. You have been saving that for a time such as this, haven’t you?


6 posted on 02/11/2014 7:09:35 AM PST by Slyfox (We want our pre-existing HEALTH INSURANCE back!)
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To: Rusty0604

They’re going for broke. Its about time the House starts playing this game.


7 posted on 02/11/2014 7:11:26 AM PST by Mashood
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To: Rusty0604
The rule changes aim to cut the Republicans out of the deliberative process and may undermine the checks and balances that is the foundation of American

As done by power hungry despots the world over.

8 posted on 02/11/2014 7:12:02 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: ken5050
OTOH...it’s a clear signal that the Dems are already conceding that the Senate is lost..

AND...that they're confident that the incoming GOP majority will change the rules back thus taking no advantage of the 'Rats chicanery.

9 posted on 02/11/2014 7:14:34 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor)
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To: ken5050

Let’s hope so. I always have faith that the Republicans can snatch a loss from the hands of victory.


10 posted on 02/11/2014 7:15:20 AM PST by Rusty0604
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To: ken5050

In nine months, we will come to realize a 50-50 likely split for the Senate, and it’ll be difficult for Harry or these two independent Senate characters to keep any flames on this “fire”.


11 posted on 02/11/2014 7:16:28 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: Rusty0604

and sponsored by our NRA loving’ Freepers..


12 posted on 02/11/2014 7:17:18 AM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Paine in the Neck

Geez guy..you really know how to ruin someone’s day..but yes, actually, that’s exactly something I could see McConnell and McCain doing..(shudder)


13 posted on 02/11/2014 7:17:48 AM PST by ken5050 (This space available cheap...)
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To: ken5050

I see Mitch and Lindsey and John, et al, actually helping Harry pass this one. After all, it is a huge power grab by the dems, will aid Obama’s continued tyranny, and will help insure a GOP minority - what is there for them to oppose?


14 posted on 02/11/2014 7:24:15 AM PST by GilesB
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To: Rusty0604; All

Harry Reid is headed to prison (or firing squad) with Obama.

‘Obama’ is Bari Shabazz, son of Malcolm X and FBI ‘Weatherman Group’ fugitive Elizabeth Ann Duke, who skipped bail after being charged in 1985 with the Brinks robbery in Nyack NY in which 3 law enforcement officers were shot dead.

Also, upon arrest, the mother of ‘president’ Bari Shabazz was caught with fake birth certificates, several SSN cards that weren’t hers, and equipment to manufacture forged ID.

She skipped bail in 1985 and became an FBI Most Wanted fugitive until after Barry was elected, when bizarrely, in 2009, Eric Holder’s DOJ dismissed all charges against the still-at-large mother.


15 posted on 02/11/2014 7:24:28 AM PST by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: ken5050
... that’s exactly something I could see McConnell ... doing..

McConnell already has a track record of doing this. When he was Majority Leader before, his first order of business was to give 'Rats more committee seats than rules of the Senate had previously authorized. I.e., he immediately ceded power to the 'Rat minority.

16 posted on 02/11/2014 7:25:11 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor)
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To: Paine in the Neck
AND...that they're confident that the incoming GOP majority will change the rules back thus taking no advantage of the 'Rats chicanery.

I think the "perfect storm" would be Bevin knocking out McConell and the Pubs taking the Senate. If that happens the GOP-e would probably recognize they better line up with the conservatives. The next best thing would be for McConell to lose and the Pubs to still win the Senate.

The worst thing to happen, even more so than the Rats keeping the Senate, is for the Pubs to win the Senate and for McConnell with his GOP-e pals to be in control. All we would see is appeasement.

17 posted on 02/11/2014 7:27:41 AM PST by wmfights
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To: pepsionice

In nine months, we will come to realize a 50-50 likely split for the Senate, and it’ll be difficult for Harry or these two independent Senate characters to keep any flames on this “fire”.


If it is 50-50 Princess Lisa or somebody else in the GOP will caucus with the Dems. The Senate GOP has shown they have no interest in directly engaging Obama.


18 posted on 02/11/2014 7:30:33 AM PST by lodi90
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To: Rusty0604
The rule changes aim to cut the Republicans out of the deliberative process and may undermine the checks and balances that is the foundation of American governance.

The foundation of American governance died with Roberts. Once the SCOTUS ruled that we are the property of the state and can be compelled to buy products the govt tells us to we ceased being free people with rights given to us by God.

19 posted on 02/11/2014 7:31:13 AM PST by wmfights
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To: Rusty0604

Not that they would have the gonads to do it, but if the Senate Republicans responded by unanimously refusing to attend the Senate voting sessions on on nominees, would there be a quorum enabling the vote to proceed? Or would that essentially stop the vote right there?


20 posted on 02/11/2014 7:31:27 AM PST by Maceman
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To: sauropod
I am getting really sick and tired of this...

Reid is as communists as hell. He is a very sick man and does not believe in the Constitution. Believe me when I say the entire Democratic machine is hard core communists and the Americans that support it are ignorant. America is nearly totally under a dictatorship built by King Obama.

21 posted on 02/11/2014 7:40:04 AM PST by Logical me
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To: Rusty0604

But some say it’s perfectly acceptable to sacrifice a potential GOP Senate majority in exchange for the momentary gratification of watching the likes of Mitch McConnell go down in flames in a primary. Much as I don’t like McConnell, he’d be far preferable as majority leader to that POS Reid. The dems are shredding the Constitution before our very eyes.


22 posted on 02/11/2014 7:40:08 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: ScottinVA

No, it is not perfectly acceptable, it is absolutely necessary. I used to feel as you do, but that was several knives in the back ago.

A GOP majority with Snivelin’ Mitch is NOT preferable to Reid - Mitch would still follow Harry’s orders, but take the blame...and by association the conservatives are blamed.


23 posted on 02/11/2014 7:58:40 AM PST by GilesB
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To: Rusty0604
So Harry Reid does this ham fisted force-down of nominees by changing rules. Let's say (R)'s take back the Senate and just before (R)'s take control in Jan '15 Reid and cronies reverse the rules back to the way they were before November, 2013.

Well that can be fine for the (R)'s, and here's why and how.

Here's both the remedy and shot over the bow to anyone who ever tries to do this again:

House and Senate defund the office of every Obama appointee installed since November, 2013 when this usurpation first occurred. The defunded appointee's office effectively dies on the vine.

The nominee's office will be ordered vacated immediately and that space made available only to office paperclip storage.

The nominee will be given just enough time to turn in his building entry badge since his place on the mail server will no linger be funded. He will not be accorded an opportunity to clear his desk out, since the House Sergeant-at-Arms may need to impound it for evidence.

Obama is free to re-nominate the expelled person of course (if they haven't been locked up something already), but they would be subject to the 60-vote cloture rule as before, therefore affirming the prior sense of decorum that reigned in the Senate for ~230 years prior.

We show that we don't play dirty pool like the (D)'s but we do show we have understanding of the Constitutional meaning of the power of the purse. (R)'s re-establish the rules of order and re-affirm precedent, bringing back institutional comity at least as it existed for 230 years.

FReegards!

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24 posted on 02/11/2014 8:00:25 AM PST by Agamemnon (Darwinism is the glue that holds liberalism together)
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To: Rusty0604

If we had a Senate Minority Leader with cojones, he would be on the floor today AND every day until Election Day with a simple threat: “Go ahead and change the rules. Just remember that you will be governed by the same rules, AND MORE, when we take the Senate. And BTW, no more unanimous consents.”


25 posted on 02/11/2014 8:05:26 AM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners. And to the NSA trolls, FU)
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To: Rusty0604

“Rubberstamp” Reid never tires of violating the US Constitution!


26 posted on 02/11/2014 8:09:44 AM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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