The Nuclear Option. No Gang of 16 this time
I don't know about Conservatives; there have never seemed to be many in the Senate. The GOP tends to push them out and weaken them the best it can. As for the GOP, they build their own no win scenarios and lock themselves into them.
Until I see Reps. and Senators start showing some spine, start arguing with passion, getting argumentative, being rude, and etc... they’re doing nothing in my eyes.
If the argument is that an attacking style of leadership by the Right will draw voters away... I’d say it will do the exact opposite.
They still need 67 votes to change the fillibuster rules, right?
THAT is precisely why they are going to do it and get away with it. The MSM will look the other way. At some point in time, the Republicans will be in the majority and then the Dems will squeal like the stuck pigs that they are........................
This will happen, the rules will change so that the dems will be able to break a fillibuster with a partisan vote...and the gop will help them do it.
HOORAY for leadership!
We have fought for nothing.
Welcome to tyranny.
The damocrats will ignore the Constitution, any law and any rule that gets in the way of turning this country into a socialist nation of takers.
Is there a peaceful way a civil war could happen? Communism is rapidly closing in and we will be a complete dictatorship in a few years. Remember those like Reid that is part of the conversion and when we get back charge those communists with treason.
If the rules were changed permanently I wouldn’t mind. But what gets me is I KNOW when Republicans regain the majority in the Senate Reid will demand the filibuster be restored and he will get his way.
Democrats NEVER have to play by the rules Republicans are forced into.
When the democrats are in charge they use smash-mouth thug tactics.
When we are in power it's a draw. When they are in power it's a rout.
I suspect this time they are going for the final victory. They are emboldened by the fact that every encroachment has only been met with whining and wringing of hands.
Now with a new term and the wind at their backs is the time to stop inching along and go for the full socialist paradise. They have the president and the senate, the house is bickering internally, and the supreme court is in play.
They pay the organizers off to declare their side the winner then throw as few punches as possible because the fix is in anyway.
Au contraire. Every session of Congress establishes the rules under which it will operate. The Constitution says absolutely nothing about this requiring anything other than a simple majority.
Is what they are planning outrageous, given their objections when they were in the minority?
Sure, but it's neither illegal not unconstitutional.
Well, Boehner has said any bills passed by the filibuster-changed Senate are DOA.
Not that this matters to the Obamugabe Cult. It will proceed unabated and unchallenged by the media to destroy liberty, the Constitution, capitalism and Christianity at every possible opportunity.
There will be no purpose for the Senate to exist as a body. Originally it represented the state interests in opposition to the wants of the People. Folks could affect the composition of the Senate by selecting alternate local legislators, where they had more power. The House decides for the People by simple majority. If the Senate amends its structure to mimic the HoR, there is no distinction between the two bodies. The constitutional powers delegated to the states should be given to the HoR and the Senate disbanded.
Definitely have to give the “D’s” credit.
They not only know how to play the game, they play it with vengeance and take no prisoners.
As noted in the article Reid had already been against this.
If, by some divine intervention and a miracle to top changing water into wine, the R’s WIN in 2014 and take over the Senate, one of the LAST things D’s will do is REVERSE this particular rule - AFTER passing every piece of trash bill that is pending.
THAT, sorrowfully, is the way the R’s are going to have to start playing the game.
This passiveness just makes them look weak and US foolish for allowing them to ‘represent’ us....