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
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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.
like ‘deeming’ stuff passed ‘to see what’s in it’ ?
One party rule is just another way of saying tyranny. Perhaps the minority party should borrow a bit from the RAT playbook and refuse to attend and go into hiding so that a quorum can’t be had. Make the RATs chase em down and drag them in cuffed and protesting.
They do not care what you think, whatever gives anyone at this stage ANY confidence in the republicans in the House, or the Senate to fight for this country anymore...
Try calling their office(s) and find out how quickly they hang up on you, if your into that...
Y’all do realize they will push as many judges, and bills through the process now before November 2014...And there will not be a lot anyone can do about it...
I’m really surprised they took so long to pull this particular procedural/political trigger...
The government is breaking down. The Senate is controlled by power-mad Democrats, unconstrained by rules. The House is ostensibly in Republican control, but they are disorganized and led by Quislings. The Executive is unconstrained by law, ignoring laws it does not like and issuing decrees as if they were law. The Judiciary has outdone themselves, contorting Congressional Acts - nay, modifying them - to declare them Constitutional.
Perhaps Maj. Gen. Vallely is correct.
Thanks ( I guess ) for the link/reminder. Not feeling so well....
They are deeply embedded. Although largely Democrat, they are not confined to the Democrat party. They are going for it all. Nothing will stand it their way. They are close to victory and can taste it.
All while we slept.
They want chaos. Chaos can be exploited. Why do you think they’ve bought up so much ammo?
A better question is when will we learn what we are up against?
We are up against all of them, and this is going to continue until we stop it.
Wow that’s pretty shocking even to me, and I’ve become quite cynical these days.
There truly isn’t any upside to this if what you wrote is true. I don’t doubt that it can be; it’s just so shocking that I wouldn’t believe it could happen. Or don’t want to.
But whatever. Why not. And of course, the Reluvlicans won’t have enough courage to do the same if they ever get back in power.
“Game over man, game over!” - Bill Paxton from the movie Aliens.
Importantly, the Republics *must* embrace and accept this rule change once they are in power, as it will likely result in the inability of Democrats to block conservative justices to the Supreme Court.
With there likely to be a Republican senate and a Republican POTUS, as many as three or even four seats on the SCOTUS could go to strongly conservative justices.
This will be essential if the Republicans hope to dismantle much of the last hundred years of progressivism. A 7-2 conservative SCOTUS would be a huge help to doing this.
Dems will just change rules again before the Senate switches and then cry like stuffed pigs if the republicans try the same thing.
***Yup, you called it.
Timing is everything. It's all, likely, going according to plan :(
Listening To CSPAN Now
Well, the two concepts are not mutually exclusive .but how would you suggest we “stop it.”
PO(tu)S now praising, of course. Buck Ofama. Hard.
all the more reason we MUST take back the senate in 2014
They would if there was an opposition party. The GOP should have walked out. Now they think they'll be able to do the same thing when it is their turn. Democrats don't play like that. You will see such hell raised if/when the tables turn and people like McCain and Collins will cave, as always.
The whiners won.
And now the demonrats are doing it.
See where being "nice" and "fair" gets you?
For the love of country grow a SPINE!
Furthermore, what makes any of these people think there will be another Republican president nominating anyone. I think the left has put enough perpetual entitlements in place and has enough people on food stamps, Medicaid, disability, etc.. that we will never see another Republican president. They have taken over the IRS, NSA, military, etc... so that they have the infrastructure in place to "manage" any close election to their benefit. People need to come to grips with the fact that Obama has achieved his goal of fundamentally changing our country.
It is over.
Nah, just one. Harry, or Obozo. Either one. Whichever is nearer the phone.
because I am GLAD the democrats did this! Now when WE take back the Senate next year, we would have to deal with the filibuster :)
Liberty Amendments step 1.
Should that fail,
That only leaves one other option really.
If I were in charge of the Senate after the next election I would immediately start impeachment proceedings against EVERY left wing judge this commie Senate has approved.
In short answer, what is step one?
My theory is that McCain and the rest of the Ruling Class gave Reid the green light to do this.
Because my buddy Barack's transformation of America isn't moving at the rate Mr. Soros, David Axlerod, Valerie Jarrett and his other handlers anticipated, we simply MUST pack the agencies and courts with more dedicated Marxists and libturds before BO's term is up. And although BO's agency heads will be removed should, allah forbid it, the pubbies take the WH in 2016, they will have had 3 years to bring in so many fellow libturds that a new administration will not be able to clean them all out.
But the courts especially here in DC are where the REAL action is! Dontcha just love that LIFETIME TENURE thing? We sure as hell do!
Just my way of telling you Tea Party people that if you don't like it...suck on this!!
Most DISrespectfully, Harry The Grinning Weasel Reid
I hope each of our Republican senators who crafted “bipartisan” 11th hour negotiations to not do this when we were in power feel sick. WE TOLD YOU SO! When are they going to wake up and learn that Democrats are fundamentally liars? Republicans, once again, made to live by disadvantaged rules because they always allow Democrats the opportunity to be hypocrites. Hell, they will probably agree to change the rules back when we win.
“”My theory is that McCain and the rest of the Ruling Class gave Reid the green light to do this. “”
And they will gladly revert BACK to old Rules when/if
they get to be the majority!!
The Article 5 amending of the constitution by the states which bypasses all of the federal government.
We tell them how it is and how it’s going to be, essentially.
They are our public servants after all.
It is the only civil solution remaining, electing more republicans is useless as they are as much enemies of our freedom as democrats are.
This rule change didn’t consume the GOP’s power, it consumed our power as citizens by rendering our elected reps useless, not that they were ever useful.
Our freedom is being consumed in massive chunks now, we’re going to need to think outside of the box, or we are going to be eaten.
BEEN sayin' that.
My only vision, at this point, is what we reform ourselves into once the country collapses outright.
Yep. Is the a Supe ready to quit?
And when the Repubies take back the Senate, Old Harry will work to get the rule changed back. Or maybe even right before the mid-terms if it looks like the Dems will get their arses handed to them.
The repubs should just stop showing up for work. Why bother?
Because their job is to expand government at the cost of our liberty and to make us believe the exact opposite is the case, and they are doing that job every single day.
Good. Let’s get majorities in both Houses and win the Presidency. We can just use the Commerce Clause as a billy club against statism and appoint pro-Constitution judges one after another.
So...if The R's take control of the Senate in 2014, it will revert to super majority required to force cloture. Meaning the Dems will not be able to stop a Repub override of their filibusters. Where is the downside except for the current session up until next year's elections?
Just wait until 2014. They will live to regret they ever did this.
That’s the problem right there. You don’t wait until 2014. You inflict pain on the Dems now. Media ads, another push for the Vitter Amendment, etc. The Dems won’t back down until they are in a personally uncomfortable position.
“This is huge. Why isnt there 10,000, replies about this, here?”
Because many like me are probably numb from abuse.
Well said sir. Like. Thumb up!