Skip to comments.Harry Reid is Considering Rule Change to Block Filibuster
Posted on 05/18/2013 4:14:30 PM PDT by jazusamo
Well, Harry Reid is resorting to desperate measures in order to try and regain some power in the Senate. Reports say that he is getting ready to use the so-called nuclear option to change the senate rules so that 60 votes are no longer needed to block a filibuster.
And it looks like President Obama will support Reids efforts if the Republicans try to block upcoming nominations.
If Senator Reid decides to do something on nominations, the president has said hell be there to support him, a Democratic aide told the Post. "This would take away the right to filibuster on nominations... All executive branch and judicial nominations would be subject to majority votes. He would not do it on legislative items.
In the past Harry Reid has said he would consider going to a simple majority in order to block filibusters, and he said he would use it, if necessary. So what ever happened to checks and balances? If Harry Reid can use this option, we have no way of knowing what he will resort to next. The Democrats seem like they are willing to do anything in order to try and run over the Republicans.
Agreed, they abused the filibuster. If the Rats do this they’ll be crying like babies when the Republicans are back in control.
Where did this “nuclear option” come from anyway? Did a democrat first think of it?
Today’s Washington Times Headline says it all!
“Harry Reid Hangs Wiener Out to Dry!”
and a crook.
Very likely, my FRiend.
its waynes world out there
“The UN gun treaty is up for review and ratification. This is likely to shut down any attempts to filibuster that treaty and make the UN registration the law of the land.”
Harry will be 74 this December.I take some comfort in the fact that I will very likely outlive him.Watching him go in the ground is going to be great.
I don’t know and also don’t know why it’s referred to as the nuclear option, it’s really only a change of the Senate rules.
old Harry is not looking too happy in that photo...
folks we need to work hard to retake the Senate and send a message to HUSSEIN...
FUBO,Harry Reid and the UN.
The first thing we should do upon recapturing the senate is reinstitute that rule.
But ol’ Dirty Harry plays a mean banjo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tqxzWdKKu8
I seem to recall that Boehner said he would not consider any bill from the senate if the filibuster rule is changed.
The word “scu*bag” could be explained completely with one word; progressive.
The Dems obviously believe that our side will never again have control of our Government. With all the Dem lying, cheating and stealing in the recent election, sadly they may be right.
I used to think it was not gentlemanly of us to say things like this, but that is what the Rat bastar-- think of us, so F them. I am sure many people would love to relieve themselves........Well, you know what I mean.
i would but then everbody would pick on me
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