Skip to comments.Reid moves to limit GOP filibusters
Posted on 11/07/2012 10:23:04 AM PST by jazusamo
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Wednesday that he will try to push through a change to Senate rules that would limit the GOPs ability to filibuster bills.
Speaking in the wake of Tuesdays election, which boosted Senate Democrats numbers slightly, Mr. Reid said he wont end filibusters altogether but that the rules need to change so that the minority party cannot use the legislative blocking tool as often.
I think that the rules have been abused and that were going to work to change them, he told reporters. Were not going to do away with the filibuster but were going to make the Senate a more meaningful place.
Republicans, who have 47 of the chambers 100 seats in this current Congress, have repeatedly used that strong minority to block parts of President Obamas agenda on everything from added stimulus spending to his judicial picks.
A filibuster takes 60 senators to overcome it.
Leaders of both parties have been reluctant to change the rules because they value it as a tool when they are in the minority.
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I figured the arrogance of the Dems would know no bounds if Obama won, and they kept the Senate. Stupidly, the Republicans will not challenge them in the House or the Senate, and Obama will rule by fiat.
Now they are a party without a dogma!
The liberal suppression of Republicans is now becoming open warfare, thanks to the linguini-spined GOP-E who have refused to climb into the gutter with the Dems and fight them mano-a-mano. This is what we get for not demanding better.
Since the left clearly does not want to work with Republicans, I believe that the Republicans should walk out of the Senate en mass every single day that this war on them continues. At some point, the Senate Dems will want them back; even if it is just to have their doormats back.
God has turned his back on this country.
WE don't. WE call them out. The MSM and the 47% do.
Here's a clue free of charge - because we no longer have any power, any authority and the rule of law has been flushed down the crapper.
Rather than engage in a pointless to fight to try to overcome this war on Republicans/conservatives, we should start planning on seceeding from the United States of Liberal Loonyville. That's our only option.
Unless they are really sure they have a permanent majority.
And, just how, exactly, do you plan to do that?
Boehner - so we "got nuthin'".
Those who refused to vote for Romney/Ryan have allowed the criminals to contine.
And just last night he was talking about “working together”.
He’s going with the “nuclear option.” I guess he figures there won’t be a Republican majority anytime soon.
Very likely, he’s right.
I have an idea that I think should be considered. We should set up a tent, and a vigil, outside Feinstein and Boxers homes, and protest them 24x7. We should follow them where ever they go, and heckle them, protest them and harass them. We should let people know what kind of criminals they have been, and how they have robbed the American people of this country and it’s wealth. We need to set up a plan, and a duty roster, and a “work schedule” that will have at least 12 people every day, protesting them. Every day of their life, on vacation, out to dinner, shopping, everywhere.
Yep, just one more of his lies that are now too numerous to count.
Of course his way of working together is his way or the hiway.
“God has turned his back on this country.”
This country turned its back on God.
Here’s the point many are missing ... he’s going to make it neigh unto impossible for the GOP to filibuster judgeships. To heck with legislation, THAT’s the biggie.
“Hes going with the nuclear option. I guess he figures there wont be a Republican majority anytime soon.
Very likely, hes right.”
They already have their strategy down with the media to gain control of the House in 2014. From then on, with the help of the media, a few token “Republicans” will be allowed to hold seats in Congress and the Senate. They will be there to play as window dressing. They will be the Washington Generals to the democrat Harlem Globetrotters.
Conservatism, as an electable national philosophy, died last night. The media will see to that.
God has turned his back on this country...
Listen! The Lords arm is not too weak to save you,
nor is his ear too deaf to hear you call.
2 Its your sins that have cut you off from God.
Because of your sins, he has turned away
and will not listen anymore.
Take time to read the rest of the chapter.
The nuclear option is now being loaded............