Skip to comments.Tom Daschle: Dems More To Blame For ‘Erosion Of Institutional Pillars Of Senate’
Posted on 04/11/2017 1:35:02 PM PDT by DeweyCA
Former Democratic Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle says Democrats are more to blame in the destruction of institutional pillars of the upper chamber than Republicans.
In a podcast interview released Sunday with Real Clear Politics Executive Editor Carl Cannon, the South Dakota Democrat described how Democrats and Republicans argued with each other over the filibuster and the nuclear option just a few years ago.
[Daschle:] Unfortunately, Democrats have far dirtier hands when it comes to the erosion of the institutional pillars of the Senate than Republicans going all the way back toyou know, they used to do filibusters in the House and the Senate. And the Senate the House took them away in the 1830s, and the Senate began taking them away under Woodrow Wilson in 1917then getting rid of the talking filibuster in the 70sand then the whole budget process was a Democratic product, and that was in my view a procedural disaster.
Daschle added, Then we lowered the threshold from 67 to 60. That was a Democratic effort. And then in 2013, we took it away completely for nominations and that was Democratic. So, Democrats who may lament this institutional deterioration, I think theres a lot of history here that cant be explained away.
Daschle served as majority leader of the upper chamber when President George W. Bush first came to office in 2000. Democrats used their majority on the Senate Judiciary Committee to stall incoming Bush nominees at the time from eventual confirmation. However, after losing the majority of the Senate in 2002, Democrats started an unprecedented partisan judicial filibuster against Bush D.C. Circuit Court appointment Miguel Estrada in 2001. The practice continued on other Bush judicial nominees thereafter.
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That’s what happens when you (in the collective) get tired of faking it! (Oh, and also when you are so sure that you’re replacement for the outgoing is a shoe-in . . . )
I can’t believe I actually agree with Tom Daschle on something.
Daschle must be on his death bed or something, telling the truth for the first time in a half century.
The lowering of the threshold can be laid directly at the feet of Nelson Rockefeller. He set out to wreck the filibuster, and largely, he did.
Rockefeller was, well, a Rockefeller Republican. That was back when the term meant something.
That is my thought - he’s having a ‘come to Jesus’ revelation.
Can you imagine needing 67 votes now??
Well, a short stopped clock is right twice a day.
I think it’s less of you agreeing with Tom daschle and more of Tom agreeing with you
The Dems are certainly responsible, but not in the sense of that Daschle is saying it. The Dems in the Senate simply decided that they would support NOTHING that helps the Republicans, or even permits Trump to run the country...so that is the problem - not tactics, but HYPER-partisanism on the part of the Democrats.
And Daschle was extremely partisan when he was the majority leader. Even Bill O’Reilly who doesn’t ordinarily say he prefers a candidate said it was a good thing when Thune defeated Daschle.
What was it that Rush Limbaugh used to call Tom, “Pit Yorkie”?
Is this some semblance of hon...honesty?
He failed to mention his own dirty hands (Estrada).
The original Earth Whore speaks. Guess he doesn’t like the poisoned fruit from the trees he planted? Too f***ing bad.
Learn to love em, pal.....like Aunt Bee’s pickles : )
That show is still in the top 60-70 most viewed shows in the USA today, decades after it was cancelled.
I was stunned to read it, but it’s true.
Guess there’s still a clamoring for “The Real America”.
No, that was the House Democrat Whip David Bonior.
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