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Senate Dems weaken GOP power with major filibuster rule change
http://www.foxnews.com ^ | November 21, 2013 | FoxNews/AP

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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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abortion; deathpanels; democratscandals; dictatorship; endofsenate; federaljudges; harryreid; hypocrites; nuclearoption; obamacare; partyofwesayso; seebreakingnews; zerocare
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To: Para-Ord.45

But remember RINOs saying defunding Obamacare would be a “bridge too far” and a “fools errand”. I hope this wakes some RINOs up.


21 posted on 11/21/2013 10:27:54 AM PST by MulberryDraw (That which cannot be paid, won't be paid.)
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To: Para-Ord.45

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.


22 posted on 11/21/2013 10:28:39 AM PST by oldbill
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To: Para-Ord.45

I think Harry Reid should shave his mustache.

23 posted on 11/21/2013 10:29:05 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: Westbrook

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.


24 posted on 11/21/2013 10:29:19 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: Para-Ord.45

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.


25 posted on 11/21/2013 10:30:37 AM PST by Hardastarboard (The question of our age is whether the majority of Americans can and will vote us all into slavery.)
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To: Para-Ord.45

Time to shut the government down in December with the budget talks. And keep the damned thing shut down.


26 posted on 11/21/2013 10:30:40 AM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Para-Ord.45

They broke the rules to change the rules?

Point of Order!


27 posted on 11/21/2013 10:30:51 AM PST by Ray76
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To: Paladin2

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.


28 posted on 11/21/2013 10:31:07 AM PST by Eva
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To: Para-Ord.45

McConnel should be dragged from office. He is a danger to the nation. He should be defeated next year regardless.


29 posted on 11/21/2013 10:31:07 AM PST by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: Para-Ord.45

Hey McCain, Hey Lindsey, Hey Mitch, you bastard weenie establishment FOOOOOOOLS……..

WTF will you EVER learn who we are up against?????


30 posted on 11/21/2013 10:31:09 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: Para-Ord.45

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.


31 posted on 11/21/2013 10:32:13 AM PST by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: Para-Ord.45

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.


32 posted on 11/21/2013 10:32:17 AM PST by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: Hardastarboard

Heh-heh-heh! I like it!


33 posted on 11/21/2013 10:32:21 AM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: TheRhinelander

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 .


34 posted on 11/21/2013 10:32:59 AM PST by DirtyPigpen (Semper Fi)
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To: oldbill
"Mitch McConnell is already planning that as new Senate Majority Leader in 2015, has no idea he will be retired in 2015 and he will renounce the nuclear option before we usher in Majority Leader Cruz and let the Democrats block any Republican initiatives with a filibuster threat. cram through as many ALCU Dups they can before they get their ***es handed to them, but one of these Dups will someday be next Ruth Buzzie Ginsberg....."

Their, fixed it...

35 posted on 11/21/2013 10:34:47 AM PST by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: Para-Ord.45

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


36 posted on 11/21/2013 10:34:47 AM PST by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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To: gaijin
This is huge. Why isn’t there 10,000, replies about this, here?

NO NEED Discussed Here in length

37 posted on 11/21/2013 10:35:13 AM PST by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: Para-Ord.45
They did it. The dems finally did it...

Damn you dems! Damn you all to hell!

38 posted on 11/21/2013 10:36:46 AM PST by kidd
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To: Para-Ord.45

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.


39 posted on 11/21/2013 10:37:20 AM PST by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: Para-Ord.45

Example of how the communists empire works. Reid is a perfect of a communists Democrat. He is rotten crap.


40 posted on 11/21/2013 10:38:50 AM PST by Logical me
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