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Reid gives GOP ultimatum: Relent on nominees or I will go 'nuclear'
The Hill ^ | July 15, 2013

Posted on 07/15/2013 3:15:05 PM PDT by SMGFan

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Monday said unless Republicans allow votes on seven of President Obama's pending nominees, he will trigger the "nuclear option" this week.

The Senate is scheduled to begin voting Tuesday on the nominees. The first up for consideration will be Richard Cordray, Obama's pick to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. After that, Democrats will proceed to three nominees to the National Labor Relations Board.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: harryreid; nevada
What are you going to do Mitch? Hmmm?
1 posted on 07/15/2013 3:15:05 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan
Relent on nominees or I will go 'nuclear'

Pull the trigger boy.
2 posted on 07/15/2013 3:16:00 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SMGFan

Tell Dingy to just do it.


3 posted on 07/15/2013 3:17:15 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: SMGFan

Pft. Let him go. He can blow himself up, and disappear. Who cares?


4 posted on 07/15/2013 3:17:38 PM PDT by Truth2012
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To: SMGFan

Go ahead Reid, and you’ll be f***ed in 2014 when the GOP takes control of the Senate.


5 posted on 07/15/2013 3:18:47 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: SMGFan
"Relent on nominees or I will go 'nuclear'"

Go ahead, Harry. The senate stopped being a constitutional body a hundred years ago.

6 posted on 07/15/2013 3:20:29 PM PDT by YHAOS
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To: SMGFan

So Reid has said submit or he will go nuclear and roll over the GOP. Sounds like the GOP would gain further humiliation by submitting so Mitch might find that attractive...


7 posted on 07/15/2013 3:20:44 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: Sirius Lee

Hasn’t he already gone Nuclear on Obamacare?

Yawn. Go nuclear Reid.


8 posted on 07/15/2013 3:20:59 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge ("we are pilgrims in an unholy land")
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To: SMGFan

The response should be: “Go nuclear to push through people who who unconstitutionally appointed? Go for it, Harry.”


9 posted on 07/15/2013 3:22:15 PM PDT by Tench_Coxe
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To: cripplecreek

Harry Reid is a filthy thug in grandfatherly Mormon apparel. He is a fraud, a criminal from the word go. I wish the Utah mob would excommunicate the lying thief.


10 posted on 07/15/2013 3:23:12 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

What are you waiting for Harry?


11 posted on 07/15/2013 3:23:37 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: SMGFan

I vote “go”.

And I still get to run the guillotine after CW-II.

Whorehouse Harry first.


12 posted on 07/15/2013 3:24:12 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: SMGFan

Is Harry going to wish the “very bad men” into the cornfield?


13 posted on 07/15/2013 3:24:27 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: SMGFan

Do it Reid!


14 posted on 07/15/2013 3:25:09 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: SMGFan

15 posted on 07/15/2013 3:25:15 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: MHGinTN

Harry reminds me of a small town funeral director who would encourage the widow Smith to opt for the gold casket handles because old Joe would want it that way...


16 posted on 07/15/2013 3:25:17 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: SMGFan

Let him go nuclear. Do it. I think he sees the writing on the wall. The 2014 election will swing the Senate to the Republicans. He won't like being the minority party at that point after a "simple majority" rules change ... so I feel he's only bluffing right now. He's good at bluffing, but he's bluffing nonetheless. Call him on it. Go nuclear, Reid. I dare ya.


17 posted on 07/15/2013 3:27:47 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: SMGFan

Why don’t we hear McCain complaining about this. He did when Republicans brought it up. Have I missed something?


18 posted on 07/15/2013 3:28:59 PM PDT by pallis
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To: SMGFan

I think this is great. They will regret this when we take over the Senate in 2014. It will just make it easier for the Republicans to pass things.


19 posted on 07/15/2013 3:31:47 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: Da Coyote

we’re to ‘guillotines from orbit; it’s the only way to be sure’ level. I’m afraid to post what comes after that alert level. The NSA/FBI connection wants some fodder for testing ...


20 posted on 07/15/2013 3:34:45 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: pallis
"Why don’t we hear McCain complaining about this. He did when Republicans brought it up. Have I missed something?"

He's busy bending over across the aisle.

21 posted on 07/15/2013 3:37:03 PM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: SMGFan

To quote a great American = “Go ahead Dingy - make my day!”


22 posted on 07/15/2013 3:52:31 PM PDT by eCSMaster (Palin was right (again)!)
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To: MHGinTN

Harry has that thug mentality down pat.

“Gibbs me what I want or I’ll take what I want
and I’ll burn your house down.”

Hey Harry/Barry, we through playin that sh*t.
If you think you got the stuff, bring it.
We’ll see whose house burns.


23 posted on 07/15/2013 3:59:48 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: napscoordinator

Harry is doing this because he doesn’t think we’ll
take the Senate. It’s up to us to prove him wrong
and then use what HE has put in place against him.

Revenge is delicious, cold.


24 posted on 07/15/2013 4:01:47 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: pallis

You have missed nothing.

McCain is on Reid’s side.


25 posted on 07/15/2013 4:08:26 PM PDT by 353FMG ( I do not say whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: SMGFan

Hairy will find out that the downside vastly outweighs the short term upside.

Democrats won’t always be in the majority.


26 posted on 07/15/2013 4:08:27 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.)
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To: SMGFan

The Republicans have a counter-strike option available to them: if this happens they’ll shut down the Senate until it’s rescinded. The Dems will then have to decide on whether to rescind the rest of the filibuster (on legislation). And they’ll also be faced with being tied into procedural knots if they do.

AND if a single nominee makes it through the confirmation vote under the revised rules they’ll, as a caucus, vote “NO” on all of Obama’s future nominations. Every single one. Actually, they’ll vote “NO” on every single Dem nominee until the Senate Dem leadership (Reid, Durban, Schumer) retires/resigns/declines to run for reelection.

But that sort of thing would require a ... backbone. Right?


27 posted on 07/15/2013 4:14:14 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: SMGFan

Let them do it. Then the House will block everything from the senate.....means NO amnesty !!!


28 posted on 07/15/2013 4:14:16 PM PDT by LongWayHome
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To: so_real

well, theoretically this can happen, as the Democrats have a 54-46 majority.

But I heard that some Democrats such as Carl Levin and Diane Feinstein, are not on board with voting to change the rules.

Harry Reid could lose up to four Democrats on the rules change, because that would result in a 50-50 roll call vote, and then Joe Biden would cast the tie breaking vote in favor.

we’ll see. Let the clerk call the roll, and we’ll see if the nuclear winter startsin the Senate................


29 posted on 07/15/2013 4:14:18 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: SMGFan
LOL

When the supposed "Republicans" had control, they didn't do squat to overcome the stonewalling by Dem's, lock-step.

Now, Reid is panicking that the Illegals won't get Amnesty in time for the 2014 Elections, assuring Democarts control for the next 4 or 5 Decades.

Make him go Nuclear, then just vote on the Party Line (impossible with all the RINO's in the Senate), and let it be their burden going forward.

When Civil War breaks out as they run out of money, then we can thin the herd.......

30 posted on 07/15/2013 4:22:44 PM PDT by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks SMGFan.

NBC: McCain moving to head off filibuster change
hotair.com | 7/15/13 | Ed Morrissey
Posted on 07/15/2013 11:37:05 AM PDT by cotton1706
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/3043259/posts


31 posted on 07/15/2013 4:34:23 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: tanknetter

I don’t call them the republicants as a reference to can sizes.


32 posted on 07/15/2013 4:34:42 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: SMGFan

Reid: Relent or I will blow out my diaper.


33 posted on 07/15/2013 4:36:14 PM PDT by windsorknot (>>>)
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To: SMGFan

Do it harry and reap what you sew in 2015!

LLS


34 posted on 07/15/2013 4:57:33 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: pallis

Yes... his brain washing by the nva.

LLS


35 posted on 07/15/2013 4:59:18 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: tanknetter

I have read that boehner says he will not pass anything through the House if harry does it so I really want harry to do it... pretty please with sugar on top!


36 posted on 07/15/2013 5:01:25 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

DO) IT!!!! reid, you moron...JUST DO IT!


37 posted on 07/15/2013 5:01:26 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: SMGFan

Either way the nominees get passed. Better that the Republicans refuse to be parties to it.


38 posted on 07/15/2013 6:50:19 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Ecomics In One Lesson ONLINE http://steshaw.org/econohttp://www.fee.org/library/det)
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To: SMGFan

It would be interesting if the filibuster is eliminated and the Republicans come back with 51 seats next year.


39 posted on 07/15/2013 6:51:48 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Ecomics In One Lesson ONLINE http://steshaw.org/econohttp://www.fee.org/library/det)
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