Skip to comments.MILLER: Harry Reid goes nuclear
Posted on 11/27/2012 4:47:01 PM PST by jazusamo
Democrats power grab takes away minority Republicans rights
Forget about bipartisanship; Harry Reid has decided theres no option that goes too far if it means diluting the influence of Republicans. The Senate majority leader plans to break with long-standing tradition in January by rewriting the chambers rules to silence the Republican minority. Its a shortsighted maneuver, because it means Democrats will have no input in the legislative process when they find themselves out of power in the future.
The hostilities spilled into the open on Monday and Tuesday with a rare, heated series of floor debates between Mr. Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell over filibuster reform. The Republican leader said on the floor Tuesday, Here we are with this explosive nuclear option being thrown into the chamber at a time when we ought to be turning the election off and trying to come together to solve the biggest problem the fiscal cliff and the nations seemingly hopeless deficit and debt situation.
Mr. Reid, leader of the least productive Senate session ever, claims his changes will make the body more efficient. For the first time in history, the Democratic leader wants to change the rules with a simple majority vote instead of the currently required two-thirds supermajority. This is referred to as the nuclear option because it empowers the majority to alter at whim and without bipartisan support the way the Senate runs.
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I think Harry Reid would rather die before he would let the Senate actually do something ,how did so much power get in the hands of Senate Majority Leader
The GOP will cave at that time, letting the Democrats have back what they took away.
For now, however, the MSM couldn't care less about the "rights of the minority."
In my view Dingy Harry is a twerp with way too much power and wants more, much like Obama.
I’ve no doubt you’re correct and believe it’s why Dingy Harry is doing this.
Read must think the Democrats will never again lose the majority in the Senate.
I got the 1st 4 initials .. what’s the rest mean?
Truthfully, Reid does have a technical point. It is far too easy for individual senators to halt the business of the senate.
But the Republicans must be very clear to the Democrats, and mean it, that if they vote with Harry on this, then the Republicans *will* do the same when they control the senate.
This means stripping the minority of power and the ability to deliberate.
If it still looks like the Democrats are going to support Harry, then the Republicans need to provide them a list of government programs that will be chopped, that they will be powerless to inhibit or stop.
One after the other, with minimal debate, no amendments, and no other parlimentarianism to take the edge off.
It will scare the Democrat senators silly, because they’ve got far more to lose.
In the extremely unlikely event the hapless GOP ever gets back a majority, don't worry... they will reinstate the rule. They simply aren't into hardball.
F.U. Harry Reid. I Hope You Die of Syphilis You M.F
if Harry Reid won’t let the Senate do anything - why not leave it like that then for awhile - at least they not breaking anything any further
A concerted effort by the Democrat majority is what put Harry Reid in as Majority Leader of the US Senate.
The entire Senate Democrat caucus is in on the deal, and they have become essentially so corrupt, they will go along with almost anything that Senator Palpatine insists upon.
This is a very bad state of affairs for the nation as a whole, and cannot be beneficial even to the perverted objectives of the Current Occupant of the White Hut. Even Valerie Jarrett must be somewhat unnerved while watching the antics of Senator Palpatine.
Evil and deranged is not a good combination.
He took it, without resistance, not even from those of his own party who must know he is evil.
Now that the 'rats have perfected their vote fraud techniques they don't figure they will ever be in the minority again.
You CAN'T make it too difficult for government to operate. The only time I sleep well is when they are out of session.
Trying to get the GOP to stand up and show a spine? LOL! Pass me the bong. I need some of what you are smoking.
Next you'll tell me that the pubbies can stop a bunch of crap because they hold the House.
Ain't gonna happen.
Reid is right.
After 50 years of media brainwashing and public school indoctrination the Chicago mob rules.
The people’s republic is here.
Wrong. The dems don't expect to ever be the minority in the Senate again. They are preparing for 'Game Over'.
A population of 311 million people and three or four people stand in the way of this Country recovering from the recession, and becoming strong again and Harry Reid is one of them.
You’re right and Reid is drunk with power, given his heftier majority.
Reid can GTH and the sooner the better.
I’m betting dingy Harry thinks that America is lost and will vote communist from now until forever. That’s why it doesn’t matter. It’s no short sighted, it’s what they feel is reality.
LOL! Danke schoen! (I had also figured out the last two letters, just not the middle part).
Reid will do this as he has no honor, just like Hussein. This is the final nail to destroy the country as Hussein can't be stopped if this happens.
I doubt there will ever be another Republican majority Senate.
Our prepping is a direct slap in the face of Hussein/Reid. The government used our money to build a bunker for major preps to save the life of Hussein and Reid - are you as important as they are? Sure you are - use your own money to prep. Fight back - save your own life. Got water and food stored?
Over the fiscal cliff, no budget extensions, no increase in national debt. Shut the government down. The house needs to fulfill it's constitutional duties while we still have a country.
AND...the repubs must ask the parrying question...whatcha gonna gimme? quid pro quo.
Agree...That’s where he belongs.
Harry Reid notwithstanding, I favor getting rid of the filibuster.
Without it, ObamaCare can be ended by simple majorities in both the House and Senate the next time we have the presidency!
I hope he goes there!
There's another long wait where a train don't come.
I'm not holding my breath for anything good to come out of that fetid swampland called D.C.
Weeper of the House! = LOLOLOLOL.
YES! He needs a challenge! I’m praying.
Lord, hear our prayers.
This was from the 60s and it was singing about Democratic Senators and their use of the filibuster to prevent civil rights legislation.
Guess Dirty Harry Reid has forgotten that piece of history - when the Democratic Senators were on the wrong side of history and fought tooth and nail to stay there
This could actually give the big O the upper hand in the long run. Historically, economies recover about 18 months on average after a crash, providing, that the gov-mint does not screw it up. A crash, which is overdue, will be devastating, but ulimately recoverable.
Oh yeah, I think he’s going. One way ticket, for the evil dweeb.
They are preparing for ‘Game Over’
Yep. It’s part of that fundamental transformation crap. We are being assaulted and will continue to be assaulted on many fronts.
The radical left will not just walk away from the power they have amassed.
Sic semper tyrannis. Or, as a paraphrase, “Stamp out tyranny!”
“Eve of Destruction” from 1965, performed by Barry McGuire and written by Phil Sloan.
The Senate Democrats boast the most loathsome critters on the planet.
I think I have it
Fug You Harry Reid I Hate your Dum Sh*t You Mother Fugger.
That defines Dingy Harry perfectly.
ROTFL. I like that! Hilarious.
Darn, I menat that to be a Freep mail.
Please remove it for me.
LOL. It’ his whiny voice, isn’t it?
I want to slap him!
Bipartisanship: Doing whatever the liberals want.
Obstruction: Not doing what the liberals want fast enough.
RINO: A liberal who is sometimes an obstructionist.
And there’s pretty much all one needs to know in the way of politics 101 in America.
Here's another with a link! Captioned : "Its about time that dogs start taking some personal responsibility." Doggy Ping material!
I’m not sure what the problem is here.
This follows from everything else Wilson put in to play when he was President.
We are NOT a representive republic any more. We are a democratic republic. It’s mob rule now. Adams’ nightmare is here - the people have learned they can vote themselves cash.
The tipping point has been reached, and this is what the end looks like.
You can’t FIX this. Once you lose freedom, it doesn’t grow back. You can’t vote it back.
You have to let it fail, and then when the smoke clears and the bodies are hauled off, the winner decides what free means.
I always wondered how it was that Israel, at the end of times, would be without our protection. There’s no reference to the US in Revelation.
I’m starting the believe that the reason why is we don’t exist when it all comes to pass.