Skip to comments.McConnell: Reid filibuster rule change would do ‘irreparable damage’ (Failed RINO alert)
Posted on 12/05/2012 10:52:27 AM PST by jimbo123
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Monday blasted Majority Leader Harry Reids (D-Nev.) proposed rule changes, saying they would do irreparable damage to the chamber.
Such a rules change wont do them any good in the short term ... but it will do the institution irreparable damage in the long term, McConnell said on the Senate floor. We should work together instead to resolve our differences.
(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...
Well, golly gee, Mitch, maybe if you’d stop reading from your one sentence per page speeches in that pansy tone of yours and instead, stand up and shout and fight, maybe you wouldn’t get rolled over so often.
But of course, we all know you like being rolled, because you have a nice cozy position. Why rock the boat.
Well then, Mitch, figure out how to make the price too high for Reid. Consider everything, both inside and outside the Senate.
I believe the purpose for this is to make it harder for Rs to keep and win Senate seats in 2014, by forcing them to vote or make a show. And it might work.
Thus telegraphing his eventual capitulation.
Sen Sessions (R-AL) has already stated that the GOP could shut down the US Senate and was prepared to do so.
“Irreparable Damage”...does that mean the RinoCrats will have to give up the 2-Party Pretense and just all caucus together?
Or What Mitch?
it just means the shutting of the senate makes us a unicameral legislative goverment like Greece.
Reid either thinks that there will never be a future time when republicans have a majority in the senate,
or he thinks that the MSM will have selective amnesia when they try to change the rules back after a republican majority.
I’m betting on the former. They know that this is it. It’s over, and very soon.
Power. Naked power. They have it and they will not let it go.
Until a Higher Power comes.
Then stop him by any means necessary, Mighty Mouse.
One of the misconceptions that I used to hear was that the prophecies of the bible were warnings, like “don’t let this happen or this other will happen”.
A lot of people think that way.
No, the truth of the matter is, this WILL happen, and we’re seeing the precursors happening today. There WILL be a one world Satanic kingdom, and the left is setting it up.
Let them do it. The senate has the right to make its own rules. Let’s see if Boehner sticks to his DOA threat.
Bingo, make the price too high.
Yes. Just as good works cannot “earn” one a spot in heaven, mankind cannot “make the right choices” and create heaven on earth and somehow forestall the End Times. They’re coming. Can’t be stopped. It all has to play out the way we’ve been told. In some ways, I’m not even sorry to see it all unfold. It’s in His hands.
I hope he means it and is not just bluffing (and the rest of the Senate GOP will stand with him). I would like to hear something about methodology, but maybe that would allow Reid to develop counter measures.
Sound and fury, signifying nothing!!
When Mitch is awake, nobody is safe..
How does the minority do this?
Doesn't the Senate get to make up it's own rules? Reid will just make a run around.
McConnell just doesn’t understand that there is only one way to work with Democrats . . . surrender.
He said his #1 job was to make sure that O was not re-elected and so he failed at his #1 job.
I know a Republican here who told me he thinks Mitch is doing a great job. I think he feels empty boasting is better than doing
I say fire him.
” I know a Republican here who told me he thinks Mitch is doing a great job. I think he feels empty boasting is better than doing
I say fire him. “
There is a requirement for a quorum to be present before the Senate can conduct any business. This includes speeches, votes, or any other action by the Senate. This requirement is normally waived by unanimous consent. Any one Senator can object to waiving the quorum requirement and no business can be conducted until a majority of Senators are actually present in the Senate Chamber. If the minority uses this tactic, only one of their members need be in the chamber while the majority would need to keep forty nine members present. This is just one of the obstructive measures available. There are many others and, despite his flaws, Senator McConnell is a master of the Senate rules.
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