Skip to comments.Reid gives GOP ultimatum: Relent on nominees or I will go 'nuclear'
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.
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Tell Dingy to just do it.
Pft. Let him go. He can blow himself up, and disappear. Who cares?
Go ahead Reid, and you’ll be f***ed in 2014 when the GOP takes control of the Senate.
Go ahead, Harry. The senate stopped being a constitutional body a hundred years ago.
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...
Hasn’t he already gone Nuclear on Obamacare?
Yawn. Go nuclear Reid.
The response should be: “Go nuclear to push through people who who unconstitutionally appointed? Go for it, Harry.”
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.
What are you waiting for Harry?
I vote “go”.
And I still get to run the guillotine after CW-II.
Whorehouse Harry first.
Is Harry going to wish the “very bad men” into the cornfield?
Do it Reid!
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...
Why don’t we hear McCain complaining about this. He did when Republicans brought it up. Have I missed something?
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.
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 ...
He's busy bending over across the aisle.
To quote a great American = “Go ahead Dingy - make my day!”
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.
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.
You have missed nothing.
McCain is on Reid’s side.
Hairy will find out that the downside vastly outweighs the short term upside.
Democrats won’t always be in the majority.
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?
Let them do it. Then the House will block everything from the senate.....means NO amnesty !!!
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................
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.......
NBC: McCain moving to head off filibuster change
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Posted on 07/15/2013 11:37:05 AM PDT by cotton1706
I don’t call them the republicants as a reference to can sizes.
Reid: Relent or I will blow out my diaper.
Do it harry and reap what you sew in 2015!
Yes... his brain washing by the nva.
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!
DO) IT!!!! reid, you moron...JUST DO IT!
Either way the nominees get passed. Better that the Republicans refuse to be parties to it.
It would be interesting if the filibuster is eliminated and the Republicans come back with 51 seats next year.