Skip to comments.Senate Dems weaken GOP power with major filibuster rule change
Posted on 11/21/2013 10:17:57 AM PST by Para-Ord.45
Senate Democrats bowled over Republicans on Thursday to win approval for a highly controversial rule change which would limit the GOP's ability to block nominees.
Majority Leader Harry Reid, moving quickly following days of speculation, used the so-called "nuclear option" to pass the change. Typically, major changes like this take 67 votes, but he did it with just a simple majority.
With Republicans fuming, the change weakens the power of the minority to stall nominations for top positions. Instead of needing 60 votes to break a filibuster, the change means Democrats will now need just 51.
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FLASHBACK: Harry Reid Calls What He Did Today To Senates Filibuster Rules Un-American And Illegal"
This is huge. Why isn’t there 10,000, replies about this, here?
I’m just now processing this.
What goes around comes around.
When these filthy pigs get the boot in 2014, that will be the end of any 0bamunist appointments.
Reid and his ilk will soooooooo regret this.
What goes around, come around. We need many more republicans elected with stones though.
It works the other way around, too - when the GOP gets to do it. I can already hear them screaming about it, when it happens to them.
This cuts both ways. Since the dems play scorched earth politics more ruthlessly than the Republicans, I suspect that we may be the long term gainers.
What goes around, comes around.
Makes all these 2014 Senate races even more important.
You and I would simply pack the Federal courts with 2 judges to offset the marxist judges of obamasoetoro and reid once the Senate and WH flip.
BUT, the GOP is the Stupid Party. You know they won`t do that.
The hugeness will more than likely be reflected when and if the Republicans gain control of the Senate, then when following the rules they will be trashed as “unfair”. Reid may rue the day. Then again...
The Fascists (Democrats) are upset that the Republicans are stonewalling their march towards a totalitarian state by invoking totalitarian power in the Senate.
WHY EVEN BOTHER HAVING A VOTE ON ANYTHING ANYMORE? What's the point of voting if any effort to resist Fascism is futile?
The very thing that the Republicans are trying to fight has become a chilling reality.
What’s the big deal?
With McCain, Graham, Collins, Cornyn, etc., the Democrats never had a problem getting 60 votes.
This just saves everybody time.
And the one screaming the loudest will be Juan McCain.
“Senate Dems weaken GOP power with major filibuster rule change” Silence from puppet media is deafening.
So why hasn't Mitch been using the filibuster to beat Dingy like a drum?
Was he saving it for something more important?
“What goes around comes around. When these filthy pigs get the boot in 2014, that will be the end of any 0bamunist appointments”
Dems will just change rules again before the Senate switches and then cry like stuffed pigs if the republicans try the same thing. Republicans, being spineless weasels, will give in and be back to 60 for filibuster override.
It happens all the time. Dems are lawless thugs who need to be stopped in an overwhelming way to even come close to getting this country on the right track again.
Just wait until 2014. They will live to regret they ever did this.
Professional crooks cover all options.There is language in what was forced through that says if the Senate changes hands,rules revert back to a super-majority.Rules and laws only apply to republicans.