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Biden might have power to kill GOPís tactics against reconciliation
Posted on 03/02/2010 4:51:25 PM PST by chessplayer
Its a testament to how arcane a procedure reconciliation is that we havent heard this before. Remember, if Obama and Reid go nuclear in the Senate, thats not the end of the story: The GOP can still try to block the progress of the bill, either by challenging the individual provisions on parliamentary grounds in theory, only parts that are related to the budget can be passed via reconciliation or by proposing an endless numbers of amendments to stop the process in its tracks. Keith Hennessey wrote about the latter strategy this morning:
TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bloggersandpersonal; congress; nuclearoption; reconcilliation; thethug
THAT would be the nuclear option. It would effectively blow up the Senate.
posted on 03/02/2010 5:04:01 PM PST
(Tea Party March on Washington 2.010: This Time It's War.)
The potential machinations in the Senate are intriguing, but the rubber meets the road in the House. Pelosi doesn't have the votes and likely will not. She's trying to convince her minions that a new smaller bill will be palatable, but Steny Hoyer says there is no smaller bill.
My thanks to Obie for extending this well into primary season, which officially kicked off today in Texas. You and yours will shortly be toast.
posted on 03/02/2010 5:07:49 PM PST
( ALMOST SPEECHLESS)
After they blow it up, do they still have to call each other friend's? Is it necessary?
After all Republican Senators, Your representing our future, We, the voters are not interested in your relationships with the political enemy.
posted on 03/02/2010 5:11:05 PM PST
("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
” . . . in theory, only parts that are related to the budget can be passed via reconciliation.”
But Reid’s pet parliamentarian will rule that everything is in order. This is no limitation at all.
In 2011, will we be able to use reconciliation to impeach 0bama?
posted on 03/02/2010 5:14:41 PM PST
To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...
The nuclear option will literally lead to all those voting in favor being pulled down by the people.
posted on 03/02/2010 5:15:57 PM PST
(Freedom is Priceless.)
The parliamentarian was put in by the GOP.
posted on 03/02/2010 5:17:32 PM PST
(Reckon the process will be silly - Reckonsilliation)
These are indeed dark days. If Congress passes this entitlement abomination (Obamination), it will be another nail in the nation's casket, maybe the last nail. The only hope that I see is if the GOP can tie it up in litigation. There are parts of this that might be unconstitutional (we can only hope).
posted on 03/02/2010 5:17:36 PM PST
But Reids pet parliamentarian will rule that everything is in order. This is no limitation at all.
The point of the article was that, no matter what the parliamentarian might rule, his is an "advisory" role -- and Biden, as the presiding officer of the Senate, can overrule him.
It is, as you say, "no limitation at all" -- but it isn't necessary to impugn the ethics of the parliamentarian.
posted on 03/02/2010 5:18:04 PM PST
(THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
posted on 03/02/2010 5:22:28 PM PST
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posted on 03/02/2010 6:25:49 PM PST
(We're not the Party of No. We're the Party of HELL NO!!!)
posted on 03/02/2010 9:32:44 PM PST
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