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Senate Republicans deploy ‘nuclear option’ after Gorsuch filibuster
Foxnews.com ^ | 4-6-2017 | Judson Berger

Posted on 04/06/2017 9:16:33 AM PDT by servo1969

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To: servo1969

Reid Rule



41 posted on 04/06/2017 9:43:44 AM PDT by ForYourChildren (Christian Education [ RomanRoadsMedia.com - Classical Christian Approach to Homeschool ])
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To: Ray76

Or, this is what he is doing,.... right now. Let’s see if he invokes Rule 19. This shows up the utterly EMPTY arguments of Schumer, Warren, Durbin and the rest of them for meaningless trashing of a fine qualified candidate.

BTW it is the affirmation of QUALIFICATION for the SCOTUS that the Senate is Constitutionally remanded to perform, and this has transmogrified to politically defined “qualifications” as defined by Originalists vs., in the case of liberal dems— whether the candidate will legislate for THEIR agenda from the SCOTUS bench.


42 posted on 04/06/2017 9:44:57 AM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: A CA Guy
Simce only 2003.

Huh?

43 posted on 04/06/2017 9:45:02 AM PDT by TankerKC (If Mitt Romney is elected, everyone in the US will die!)
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To: servo1969

Let the RBG deathwatch commence. We won’t even need a debate when she croaks. Epic fail by the dems and I love it.


44 posted on 04/06/2017 9:47:11 AM PDT by keat
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To: Buckeye McFrog

“It’s time for the filibuster to go in any event.”

The REPUBLICANS never used the filibuster against any SC nominee put forth by a Democrat anyway!

Start PACKING the court while you can. BE RUTHLESS and unapologetic.

IF/WHEN the Dems are in power they will be ruthless. That is a fact.


45 posted on 04/06/2017 9:47:22 AM PDT by LeonardFMason (426)
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To: servo1969
Mitch didn't consider the Garland nomination. Now Mitch takes the Constitutional option.

McConnell is finally doing something useful.

Now do the same for the next Trump nominee.

46 posted on 04/06/2017 9:48:09 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: Cubs Fan

the nuke option was done to prepare for the next 3 judges


47 posted on 04/06/2017 9:49:24 AM PDT by slickdain (Make America Wealthy Again ... STOP H-1b visas!)
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To: slickdain

Yes and the dims are idiots for forcing it to happen today and not on the next pick.


48 posted on 04/06/2017 9:53:56 AM PDT by Voluntaryist
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To: servo1969

My mind pictures President Trump having one foot squarely on the Turtles saggy sack and whispering “Mitch, DON’T make me use both feet” as sweat pours off the Post Turtle.

A beautiful thought actually.


49 posted on 04/06/2017 9:57:04 AM PDT by oldvirginian (Government is at best a necessary evil, at worst a millstone around the neck of the citizenry.)
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To: TankerKC

so... it’s only nuclear when Republicans do it?


50 posted on 04/06/2017 9:58:37 AM PDT by infool7 (The ugly Truth is just a big lie.)
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To: servo1969; All
Hey, hey, Ruth...Ruthie...

Tony, poke Ruth with a stick and see if she is still alive...


51 posted on 04/06/2017 9:59:34 AM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: servo1969

The RATs are going to be sore for a while after having a nuke shoved
up where the Sun don’t shine.


52 posted on 04/06/2017 9:59:56 AM PDT by tennmountainman ("Prophet Mountainman" Predicter Of All Things RINO...for a small pittance)
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To: servo1969

Good! ‘Bout time he got a backbone!

Get ‘er done!


53 posted on 04/06/2017 10:00:13 AM PDT by LUV W (Be still and know that I Am GOD.....Psalm 46:10)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

The vote is 52 to 48. The Nuclear option and Reid Rule is now official.

Hatch announced it in the Senate.


54 posted on 04/06/2017 10:01:10 AM PDT by Red Steel
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To: servo1969

The US Senate is no longer the voice of the sovereign states. Republicans control 31 state legislatures but have to tolerate punks like Chuck Schumer and Harry Reid.

We need to repeal the 17th Amendment and re-double the 10th Amendment.


55 posted on 04/06/2017 10:04:36 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: KyCats

You are so right. If he called them the Left, that is very big. Words do matter, and the Pubs have been neutered forever.


56 posted on 04/06/2017 10:05:40 AM PDT by JustaCowgirl ( If a regime would be happier in the afterlife than this life, that regime is not subject to threats)
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To: servo1969
Claire McCaskill of Missouri is supporting the Dem filibuster. She must think her senate seat is safe, or else doesn't plan to run again. We know she has been ill, so maybe the latter. She is SO OVERDUE to leave the senate.
57 posted on 04/06/2017 10:10:56 AM PDT by Missouri gal
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To: servo1969

About darn time the Republicans grow a pair!! Suck it Dems..you did it first, so karma is a b*tch


58 posted on 04/06/2017 10:11:31 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Hiro Protaginast

“I know this is an indelicate thing to say, but I find photos of nuclear explosions hauntingly beautiful and fascinating.”

You ain’t the only one.

I remember back in the days of black and white tv a station did a show about nuclear testing.
The narrator said something about the US testing the largest nuclear weapon ever and the screen was filled with the image of a nuclear explosion.

My great uncle was sitting across the room but I heard him whisper “the hand of God”.
I have been fascinated by images of nuclear explosions ever since then.


59 posted on 04/06/2017 10:11:40 AM PDT by oldvirginian (Government is at best a necessary evil, at worst a millstone around the neck of the citizenry.)
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To: servo1969

Now Republicans have no excuse for not appointing someone like Scalia the next time that there is a vacancy on the Supreme Court.


60 posted on 04/06/2017 10:12:14 AM PDT by Architect of Avalon
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