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Harry Reid is Considering Rule Change to Block Filibuster
Townhall.com ^ | May 18, 2013 | Heather Ginsberg

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 Reid’s efforts if the Republicans try to block upcoming nominations.

“If Senator Reid decides to do something on nominations, the president has said he’ll 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.”

Reid had considered using the nuclear option last year, but the old school Democrats would not allow it. This year, many Democrats have expressed that if Reid attempts to use the nuclear option it will kill any chance at immigration reform.

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.



TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: abouttime; democrats; doit; filibuster; fuhr; go4it; harryreid; intendedconsequences; nevada; nuclearoption; reid
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To: jazusamo

harry is a hateful, bitter, lying, weazen old bastard. literally.


41 posted on 05/18/2013 4:48:42 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: Jim Robinson

ROFL!!

I love it, and he does look like a young Harry.


42 posted on 05/18/2013 4:48:50 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo
Supposedly because resort to the maneuver will blow up the Senate; so, from their point of view, it's more than a mere rules change.

I think it would be an appropriate change, but it does tickle me that Reid would be credited with poisoning the well.

43 posted on 05/18/2013 4:51:26 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: jazusamo

Every single Republican, Tea Party and even Democrats for that matter should be saying one thing right now and one thing only:

ABOLISH THE IRS!


44 posted on 05/18/2013 4:52:28 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (NO MORE IRS!)
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To: bigheadfred
Yeah. But do you have your own fragrance, named after you?


45 posted on 05/18/2013 4:52:46 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: jazusamo

It’s about the UN Small Arms Treaty, among other things.


46 posted on 05/18/2013 4:53:19 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (An economy is not a zero-sum game, but politics usually is.)
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To: jazusamo

Barrack Obama is backing Harry Reid.

Obama doesn’t get a vote in the Senate.

backing him how by asking Dems to vote with crazy harry?? Hell: They do that in lockstep anyway.

Maybe he will call McCain to disgrace himself again.


47 posted on 05/18/2013 4:54:16 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: jazusamo

Whose turn is to post previous threads showing his rank, abject hypocrisy in his praise of the filibuster — “the only thing saving this country from ruinous Republican tyranny” or somesuch — when Democrats were a minority in the Senate.


48 posted on 05/18/2013 4:54:24 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: HenpeckedCon
The UN treaty needs 2/3’s of the the Senators present to pass. A filibuster will not apply.

That means only 34 Senators are needed for ratification, genius. That's why a filibuster matters.

49 posted on 05/18/2013 4:55:19 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (An economy is not a zero-sum game, but politics usually is.)
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To: Cboldt

Bump.


50 posted on 05/18/2013 4:56:58 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo

Meh. He’ll never do it. Fortunately, he’s nothing but hot air and as much of a threat as the squirrel that looks at you funny.


51 posted on 05/18/2013 5:03:55 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: jazusamo

They are so sure they’ll be in power... but won’t that will help the Republicans after the next election.

It’s all or nothing next election. There will be so much fraud and illegal voting it won’t be easy.


52 posted on 05/18/2013 5:04:15 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: RoosterRedux
welcome to ancient history.

Welcome to new Babylon.

53 posted on 05/18/2013 5:06:00 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Farmer Dean

you said....watching him go in the ground is going to be great....

I say....watching grass grow over him will be better...lol


54 posted on 05/18/2013 5:07:07 PM PDT by haircutter (,,,)
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To: Daffynition

ever time i tried they said i needed more pulsatilla vulgaris


55 posted on 05/18/2013 5:07:41 PM PDT by bigheadfred ( barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Must be something big is coming up.

Or, it could just be more sabre-rattling from that crook.

Thanks jazusamo.


56 posted on 05/18/2013 5:08:09 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Daffynition

i couldn’t compete

gomphocarpus physocarpus is the ingredient in Reids perfume

and then there is lilyputin

ever time i tried they said i needed more pulsatilla vulgaris


57 posted on 05/18/2013 5:10:38 PM PDT by bigheadfred ( barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: Carry_Okie
I'm sorry. Did I insult you in some way? Why 34 Senators? If 0bama’s Gestapo keep all of the Republicans away from the Senate, it would only take 2 of 3 democrats “present” to ratify the treaty.
58 posted on 05/18/2013 5:11:03 PM PDT by HenpeckedCon (What pi$$es me off the most is that POS commie will get a State Funeral!)
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To: bigheadfred
Wellllllllll...you're perfect....just the way you are. Keep it simple. Wear cardigans.


59 posted on 05/18/2013 5:15:39 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Daffynition

wood ya have it any other way


60 posted on 05/18/2013 5:21:14 PM PDT by bigheadfred ( barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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