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Reid sets up Senate showdown, calls for votes on seven Obama nominees
The Hill ^ | July 11, 2013 | Alexander Bolton

Posted on 07/11/2013 2:09:49 PM PDT by jazusamo

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Thursday afternoon set up several votes to end debate on a slew of executive branch nominees, including several staunchly opposed by Republicans.

The procedural maneuvers sets up a showdown with Republicans next week over the Senate’s filibuster rule. Reid and other Democratic leaders urged colleagues in a private meeting earlier in the day to support changing the rule if Republicans blocked the nominees.

Reid set up votes to end debate and to proceed to a final votes on several nominees, including Richard Cordray, President Obama’s pick to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and his picks to the National Labor Relations Board.

Republicans say the nominees to the labor board, Sharon Block, Richard Griffin Jr., and Mark Gaston Pearce, should be rejected because Obama violated the Constitution when he attempted to seat them during a Senate recess. Republicans have pointed to a D.C. Circuit Court ruling that the appointments were invalid.

He also set up votes to end debate on Gina McCarthy’s nomination to head the Environmental Protection Agency, Tom Perez’s nomination to head the Labor Department and Fred Hochberg’s nomination to serve as president of the Export-Import Bank.

The ultimatum to confirm the nominees or lose their power to filibuster outraged Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.), who called it a “sad day in the Senate”.

McConnell warned that Reid would go down in history as "the worst leader of the Senate ever” if he went ahead with the nuclear option.

"Now our request for a joint meeting of all the senators has been set for Monday night, a time when attendance around here is frequently quite spotty in an obvious effort to keep as many of his members from hearing the concerns and arguments of the other side as possible," McConnell said.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: filibuster; harryreid; mafiadeb; nevada; nuclearoption; reid
Dingy Harry is setting it up to carry out the wishes of his puppet master in the White House.
1 posted on 07/11/2013 2:09:49 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Looks as if the courts will be the last resort.


2 posted on 07/11/2013 2:12:31 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: jazusamo

It is going to be funny when the GOP requires that every bill be read, en toto, on the floor of the Senate prior to a vote.


3 posted on 07/11/2013 2:13:00 PM PDT by Perdogg (Cruz-Paul 2016)
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To: Perdogg

If Dingy Harry goes through with this I sure the GOP does it and they just may this time.


4 posted on 07/11/2013 2:14:59 PM PDT by jazusamo ("I am so old that I can remember when most of the people promoting race hate were white." T. Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

We don’t need 7 more homos.


5 posted on 07/11/2013 2:15:38 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (K I L L T H E B I L L !!)
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To: jazusamo
Dingy Harry is setting it up to carry out the wishes of his puppet master in the White House.

Dirty Harry and his puppet master are setting up an end-game play. It's the prelude to absolute dictatorship, directed from the White House and enforced by a Brownshirt bureaucracy and Star Chamber courts.

6 posted on 07/11/2013 2:15:41 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: Bernard Marx

Bingo! If they ditch the filibuster and pack the bureaucracy and judiciary with enough Obamaphiles, it won’t matter how we vote in any future election.


7 posted on 07/11/2013 2:18:03 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: jazusamo

The filibuster is not going to do us any good if it’s not used because we’re afraid harry will take it away. Make him take it away and remember to return the favor if we ever have control again.


8 posted on 07/11/2013 2:21:57 PM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: jazusamo

I’m sure there’s nothing wrong with the seven nominees. All are good commies. Constitution loathing, one world big government pushing, abortionist/homosexualist, open borders, statist gun grabbers.


9 posted on 07/11/2013 2:21:57 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

One outrage closer to letting the bullets fly...


10 posted on 07/11/2013 2:22:20 PM PDT by CarmichaelPatriot
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To: jazusamo

I wrote Reid’s only biography which details his career of taking bribes. No one with any power has ever contacted me.
http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php


11 posted on 07/11/2013 2:22:38 PM PDT by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: Buckeye McFrog; Bernard Marx
Yep, loading the judiciary with commie leftists is the worst thing that can happen, we'll be screwed for many many years to come.
12 posted on 07/11/2013 2:22:39 PM PDT by jazusamo ("I am so old that I can remember when most of the people promoting race hate were white." T. Sowell)
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To: Jim Robinson

What’s your point?

:-)


13 posted on 07/11/2013 2:23:48 PM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: Jim Robinson

Yep, and Perez scores highest in all those categories.


14 posted on 07/11/2013 2:24:27 PM PDT by jazusamo ("I am so old that I can remember when most of the people promoting race hate were white." T. Sowell)
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15 posted on 07/11/2013 2:25:28 PM PDT by jazusamo ("I am so old that I can remember when most of the people promoting race hate were white." T. Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
Can anyone say HYPOCRITE? That is what will be on his headstone - HERE LIES THE RAT HYPOCRITE.

Checks and balances worth protecting
By PATTY MURRAY, U.S. SENATOR
Published 10:00 pm, Thursday, April 21, 2005

...snip...

Republicans are trying to increase their power by ignoring rules dating to our country's founding. It appears they will soon use what's being called the "nuclear option" to push through radical judicial nominees who will serve a lifetime on the bench by eliminating a 200-year-old rule that allows senators to speak on behalf of our constituents and fight for the ideals we hold dear.

We had an election this past year and it's true that Republicans ended up with the majority in Congress. But that does not mean that half the country lost its voice or that the majority has carte blanche to pack the courts and ignore minority rights.
16 posted on 07/11/2013 2:27:58 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: CarmichaelPatriot

It’s why last night’s Mark Levin show totally stunned me. A mainstream credible voice has given-up on elections.

He is pushing a Constitutional Convention. He has not said yet whether that is before or after the lead start flying.


17 posted on 07/11/2013 2:28:59 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Cheerio

The commie Rats only believe in equality when they’re in the minority.


18 posted on 07/11/2013 2:32:09 PM PDT by jazusamo ("I am so old that I can remember when most of the people promoting race hate were white." T. Sowell)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Regrettably, the courts appear to be just as corrupt as the Congress and Presidency.


19 posted on 07/11/2013 2:53:46 PM PDT by Arm_Bears (Refuse; Resist; Rebel; Revolt!)
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To: jazusamo

These are the people Marco Rubio and John McIgnorant want us to TRUST regarding border security.

Just sayin’.

And I still like Rubio...but he is woefully, woefully misled and blind to the facts if he thinks Democrats are trustworthy. On anything.

I have less tolerance (zero) for McIgnorant. He has been around D.C. long enough...he ought to KNOW better.

Wake up America.


20 posted on 07/11/2013 2:55:03 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Buckeye McFrog

What’s the harm in calling a Constitutional Convention to:

1. Set term limits on Senators and Congressmen?

2. Limit government spending to the PRIOR year’s tax revenues (any excess revenues reduce debt)?

3. Replace lush government retirement perks with Social Security and Medicare?


21 posted on 07/11/2013 2:58:33 PM PDT by pfony1
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks jazusamo.

Harry Reid Moves to Destroy the Senate Rules that are Blocking Passage of Gun Control
GOA | July 11, 2013 | GOA Staff
Posted on 07/11/2013 1:07:58 PM PDT by EXCH54FE
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3041783/posts


22 posted on 07/11/2013 4:42:46 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: duffee
Make him take it away and remember to return the favor if we ever have control again.

Reid knows that if Republicans ever get control of the Senate again, they will easily be cowed into not returning the favor.

-PJ

23 posted on 07/11/2013 4:46:59 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: jazusamo

McConnell is all bark and no bite. McConnell has to go down as the worst GOP leader in history.

This guy has been rolled more time by the Rats than anyone else.
I believe McConnell is a closet democrat, and has an agreement to never have a serious democrat challenger, as long as he plays along with the Rats.


24 posted on 07/11/2013 5:45:08 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: Perdogg
It is going to be funny when the GOP requires that every bill be read, en toto, on the floor of the Senate prior to a vote.

In addition, if just one Republican Senator would object to every unanimous consent request and demand that a quorum be present during all business, including speeches, the Senate would stop functioning.

25 posted on 07/11/2013 9:34:58 PM PDT by etcb
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