Skip to comments.Tuesday’s First Strike on the Filibuster
Posted on 07/15/2013 7:07:57 AM PDT by National Review
Reid aims to silence the minority in the Senate.
By Hans A. von Spakovsky
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is pushing hard to eliminate the filibuster for executive nominations, on the grounds that Republicans have stood in the way too many times and are refusing to confirm qualified nominees. Whats so striking about this reason is that its false. President Obamas success rate with nominees is actually higher than that of his Republican predecessor. Eighty-six percent of Obamas civilian nominees including both judicial- and executive-branch appointees were confirmed in the 112th Congress. In the 111th Congress, his success rate was 82 percent.
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Here's hoping Boehner will get this message out. Not holding breath, just hoping.
Very simple, if Reid pulls this then the GOP needs to filibuster everything else that gets put up.
Unfortunately certain traitors like MCcain and Grahamnesty will side with Dems., Rubio on immigration too.
Harry wants to get the camel’s nose under the tent. Once he gets filibuster overturned on this minor issue, he can try to expand it to larger issues, like cloture.
Someday, there will be a GOP majority in Congress (even if we never have a GOP president after immigration/amnesty changes). The Dems won’t like the situation then, but in their unprincipled way, will forget how they created it.
If Reid does this,the Senate GOP should filibuster everything else for the next two years .... or until the rule is changed.
Where is your gang NOW, Johnny McLame?
I’m thinking Dingy-harry will be not go through with this. Those dems behind the scenes know this is a double edged sword, that once released will cut both ways.
Oh, Dingy-harry will bluff right up to the door, but won’t turn the handle. This is more about intimidation than immediate results. Nobama and Dems have a long record of hollow threatening and harsh over-reaching “trial balloons”. This could be more about their reactionary base than our reaction.
Not to mention the plethora of imbeciles on the Republican side who are so lame they couldn't win an honest election (sigh)
How does Speaker Boehner have anything to do with confirmation of presidential nominees?
He doesn’t. What I wanted was for him to “get the message out” that 0bama’s appointments on average are taking less time, not more... to point out the lie.
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