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Biden might have power to kill GOPís tactics against reconciliation
http://hotair.com/archives/2010/03/01/uh-oh-biden-might-have-power-to-kill-gops-tactics-against-reconciliation/ ^

Posted on 03/02/2010 4:51:25 PM PST by chessplayer

It’s a testament to how arcane a procedure reconciliation is that we haven’t heard this before. Remember, if Obama and Reid go nuclear in the Senate, that’s 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

1 posted on 03/02/2010 4:51:25 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

THAT would be the nuclear option. It would effectively blow up the Senate.


2 posted on 03/02/2010 5:04:01 PM PST by MamaLucci (Tea Party March on Washington 2.010: This Time It's War.)
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To: chessplayer
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.

3 posted on 03/02/2010 5:07:49 PM PST by chiller ( ALMOST SPEECHLESS)
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To: MamaLucci
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.

4 posted on 03/02/2010 5:11:05 PM PST by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: chessplayer

” . . . 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.


5 posted on 03/02/2010 5:11:45 PM PST by ModelBreaker
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To: chessplayer

In 2011, will we be able to use reconciliation to impeach 0bama?


6 posted on 03/02/2010 5:14:41 PM PST by reg45
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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.


7 posted on 03/02/2010 5:15:57 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Freedom is Priceless.)
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To: ModelBreaker

The parliamentarian was put in by the GOP.


8 posted on 03/02/2010 5:17:32 PM PST by Ingtar (Reckon the process will be silly - Reckonsilliation)
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To: chessplayer
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).
9 posted on 03/02/2010 5:17:36 PM PST by Nosterrex
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To: ModelBreaker
But Reid’s 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.

10 posted on 03/02/2010 5:18:04 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: chessplayer

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11 posted on 03/02/2010 5:22:28 PM PST by happinesswithoutpeace (We are unable to transmit through conscious neural interference.)
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To: ModelBreaker
But Reid’s pet parliamentarian will rule that everything is in order. This is no limitation at all.

The current parliamentarian has been around for a long time and has a good reputation for objectivity.

And get a load of Biden damning reconciliation in 2005 in this video, "praying to God" that when RATS are in power they dont use it.

Hilarious Video: RATS Attack Reconciliation Option in 2005: Biden, Obama, Dodd, Hillary, Schumer, Feinstein

12 posted on 03/02/2010 6:25:49 PM PST by freespirited (We're not the Party of No. We're the Party of HELL NO!!!)
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To: chessplayer
Hot Air
13 posted on 03/02/2010 9:32:44 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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