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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

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FLASHBACK: Biden On Nuclear Option, “It’s A Fundamental Power Grab”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gagk1ZZVS_k

FLASHBACK: Harry Reid Calls What He Did Today To Senate’s Filibuster Rules “Un-American” And “Illegal"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgTR5YkyZ3Y

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1 posted on 11/21/2013 10:17:57 AM PST by Para-Ord.45
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To: Para-Ord.45

This is huge. Why isn’t there 10,000, replies about this, here?


2 posted on 11/21/2013 10:19:32 AM PST by gaijin
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To: gaijin

I’m just now processing this.


3 posted on 11/21/2013 10:21:09 AM PST by Antihero101607
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To: Para-Ord.45

What goes around comes around.

When these filthy pigs get the boot in 2014, that will be the end of any 0bamunist appointments.


4 posted on 11/21/2013 10:21:57 AM PST by Westbrook ()Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Para-Ord.45

Reid and his ilk will soooooooo regret this.


5 posted on 11/21/2013 10:22:30 AM PST by celmak
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To: Westbrook

What goes around, come around. We need many more republicans elected with stones though.


6 posted on 11/21/2013 10:23:07 AM PST by AU72
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To: Para-Ord.45

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.


7 posted on 11/21/2013 10:23:13 AM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: gaijin
The next Republican president should make Miguel Estrada his first appointment. Assuming, of course, that Estrada is still interested in being a judge.

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.

8 posted on 11/21/2013 10:23:31 AM PST by sphinx
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To: celmak

What goes around, comes around.


9 posted on 11/21/2013 10:23:59 AM PST by glorgau
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To: Para-Ord.45

Makes all these 2014 Senate races even more important.


10 posted on 11/21/2013 10:24:13 AM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone you see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: Westbrook

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.


11 posted on 11/21/2013 10:24:25 AM PST by Para-Ord.45 ( Americans, happy in tutelage by the reflection that they have chosen their own dictators.)
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To: gaijin

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...


12 posted on 11/21/2013 10:24:28 AM PST by wita
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To: Para-Ord.45
Let me get this straight..

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.

FUHR!!!

13 posted on 11/21/2013 10:24:38 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: Para-Ord.45

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.


14 posted on 11/21/2013 10:25:14 AM PST by oldbill
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To: Star Traveler
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.

And the one screaming the loudest will be Juan McCain.

15 posted on 11/21/2013 10:25:31 AM PST by Dahoser (Separation of church and state? No, we need separation of media and state.)
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To: Para-Ord.45

“Senate Dems weaken GOP power with major filibuster rule change” Silence from puppet media is deafening.


16 posted on 11/21/2013 10:25:37 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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"rule change which would limit the GOP's ability to block nominees. "

So why hasn't Mitch been using the filibuster to beat Dingy like a drum?

Was he saving it for something more important?

17 posted on 11/21/2013 10:26:20 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Westbrook

“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.


18 posted on 11/21/2013 10:26:54 AM PST by No Socialist
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To: Para-Ord.45

Just wait until 2014. They will live to regret they ever did this.


19 posted on 11/21/2013 10:27:38 AM PST by TheRhinelander
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To: glorgau

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.


20 posted on 11/21/2013 10:27:40 AM PST by pawpawrick (I had a life once but my job ate it)
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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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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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"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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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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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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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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To: celmak

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.


41 posted on 11/21/2013 10:40:17 AM PST by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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What goes around, comes around.

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.

42 posted on 11/21/2013 10:41:06 AM PST by drypowder
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“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.”

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.


43 posted on 11/21/2013 10:41:11 AM PST by Junk Silver
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To: Para-Ord.45

Another reason senators should be appointed by state legislatures.


44 posted on 11/21/2013 10:41:19 AM PST by gotribe (Vladimir Putin is MY President)
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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.


45 posted on 11/21/2013 10:42:00 AM PST by NorthMountain
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Just wait until 2014. They will live to regret they ever did this.

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.

46 posted on 11/21/2013 10:42:03 AM PST by IamConservative (The soul of my lifes journey is Liberty!)
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To: Para-Ord.45

This is treason!


47 posted on 11/21/2013 10:42:05 AM PST by woofer2425 (Obama inhales immensely!)
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We've called, written, typed, memoed, tweeted, barfed, screamed and I don't know what else, gaij.

What can we do short of ...

48 posted on 11/21/2013 10:43:32 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: Hardastarboard

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.


49 posted on 11/21/2013 10:43:53 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: Para-Ord.45
Senate minority leader, Mitch McConnell (R-KY), was heard lamenting “How could Sen. Reid do this?” That's the problem with being a squish, Mitch. You're always surprised when the Donkeys blind side you. Mitch, the Donkeys are the ENEMY; they are NOT your friends. The Senate “Republicans” — with exceptions like Mike Lee and Ted Cruz — are RINOs reaching across the aisle to their political enemies.

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.

50 posted on 11/21/2013 10:44:02 AM PST by MasterGunner01
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