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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But remember RINOs saying defunding Obamacare would be a “bridge too far” and a “fools errand”. I hope this wakes some RINOs up.
Mitch McConnell is already planning that as new Senate Majority Leader in 2015, he will renounce the nuclear option and let the Democrats block any Republican initiatives with a filibuster threat.
I think Harry Reid should shave his mustache.
Rush said this was only a temporary deal.
We should know by now that GOP plays by Marquess of Queensberry fight rules while the rats play by street fight rules.
The Republicans need to IMMEDIATELY call the House bill for repealing 0bamacare. Let Harry Reid explain why they aren’t allowed to vote on that.
Time to shut the government down in December with the budget talks. And keep the damned thing shut down.
They broke the rules to change the rules?
Point of Order!
There is only one year until the mid-term election, where we have every opportunity to pack the Senate if we don’t give the Democrats ANYTHING to use as ammunition against the Republicans. Right now, what Republicans need to do is follow the same M.O. as Obamacare, delay and deny. But the delay must come before the election, so we can deny after the election.
McConnel should be dragged from office. He is a danger to the nation. He should be defeated next year regardless.
Hey McCain, Hey Lindsey, Hey Mitch, you bastard weenie establishment FOOOOOOOLS ..
WTF will you EVER learn who we are up against?????
Frankly, I think they did this because the Democrats are scared to death of what’s going to happen to them in the 2014 elections due to the Obamacare debacle.
As such, they are determined to pack the courts now as much as they can with far-left-wing Democrats that would favorable to them over any bills and election challenges in 2014 and 2016.
I have to laugh at all the “just wait until the Republicans take over” posts here. If they do get a majority there will always be a few across the aisle types. Hell, they might even reinstate the 60 vote rule for nominees in the interest of healing old wounds so we can all just get along.
Heh-heh-heh! I like it!
another nail in the coffin. with all the dead people voting, Republicans will not win control over anything in 2014 . that’s the only reason they did this because they know they will be in power forever .
Their, fixed it...
Well it’s the only way Obama can get friends and relatives into positions of power for the Big Take Over and Obama declares himself President For Life
NO NEED Discussed Here in length
Damn you dems! Damn you all to hell!
And Mitch McConnell and the Senate Republicans appear to have just quietly rolled over like a dog waiting get their belly scratched.
Boy, real tactitions those Republicans are, huh? They never saw this coming. Caught totally by surprise, and really don’t have much to say about it.
What a sorry bunch of Republican “leaders” we have in the Senate.
Example of how the communists empire works. Reid is a perfect of a communists Democrat. He is rotten crap.
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