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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No they won’t. The Repukelicans are too gutless to use it to its benefit; I would expect that they will change it back if they ever get the majority in the Senate again.
how so?? unless you are speaking to the fact that everybody dies at some point. this level of corruption in DC will not just go away or get voted out.
“Well its 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.”
Clearly the Democrats and their backers are doing everything possible to seize power over the United States permanently. I don’t buy the notion that Obama wants to be president for life, I think he’s just a puppet. Watch him, it’s obvious he can’t wait to tee-off on a big golf course somewhere in Hawaii in early 2017 without all these distractions.
Another reason senators should be appointed by state legislatures.
This is tyranny.
But ... we have been seeing tyranny for years. The underhanded manner in which 0bamacare was passed is tyranny. The complete ignoring of Constitutional limits on government power is tyranny. The use of government largesse (AKA stolen money) to buy votes is tyranny. Regulatory taking of property is tyranny.
We’re up to our ears in tyranny.
I'm thinking Dingy Harry will "cave to the pressure" and change the rule back in the lame duck period of the Dems lose in 2014, '16 or as long as he is emitting green house gas on this earth.
This is treason!
What can we do short of ...
Perhaps this is the REAL reason the Senate has invoked the nuclear option NOW.. Because they are afraid the House ‘Repeal of Obamacare Bill’ might actually PASS in the Senate if Republican votes are counted.
Also, there's talk that the so-called “nuclear option” is only in place so long as the Donkeys hold the Senate. If they lose control in 2014, Senate rules reset and the old filibuster rules of 60 votes for cloture make a come back.
You think the gutless pansies in the GOP are going to do anything about it?
Don’t worry, once the tea party works its butt off to get a GOP Senate majority in 2014, the GOP will change it right back again—in the spirit of bipartisanship.
“The Enabling Act”
Shiftless Harry Reid is a lying Stalinist scumbag and by his own words “Un-American”.
One thing that occurs to me is those three “winnable” Senate seats we lost in 2012 are looming pretty large right now. We threw away two perfectly winnable seats (MO and IN) by candidates saying stupid things and being stupid enough to fall into the ‘Rat traps, and the one seat in MT that the lousy Libertarian handed to the ‘Rats. Those three votes (assuming the ‘Rats who voted with us this time did so again) would have been enough to block Reid’s coup. Like everyone here is fond of saying, elections have consequences, and those three seats that were tossed away (well, really two, and one spited away) have pretty big consequences right about now.
Just as with the Obamacare exemptions, we are seeing the Stalinist "Animal Farm" Orwell wrote lived large.
We've been downgraded to a simple democracy.
Mob rule is now the norm.