Harry Reid Goes Nuclear, Senate Democrats End 60-Vote Filibuster For Most Nominees

Posted by $ Mimi 8 years, 7 months ago to Politics
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Harry Reid makes good on his threat to take away the filibuster.
SOURCE URL: http://www.buzzfeed.com/katenocera/harry-reid-prepares-to-go-nuclear

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  • Posted by Non_mooching_artist 8 years, 7 months ago
    I was enraged when I heard this today. It was a means of keeping checks and balances. We are done for. The utter vindictiveness of the freakshow in the White House and his lap dog Harry Reid have sent us down the old brown creek without a paddle.
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  • Posted by richrobinson 8 years, 7 months ago
    Barry and Harry don't like the rules so they just change them. Funny how the system woked for over 200 years before they came along but now they must be changed for the good of the country.
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    • Posted by UncommonSense 8 years, 7 months ago
      What were the lyrics to the stupid Ovomit propaganda song, forced upon innocent kids to sing? Uh, I believe it was "He's gonna change it, and rearrange it...."

      Venezuela is coming to the U.S.A sooner than we think. Mid-January is the next scheduled crisis (the debt ceiling)....I'll bet they'll try to kick the can again, but not before they yank on the DOD furlough chain again.
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  • Posted by Eyecu2 8 years, 7 months ago
    “Once you change the rules and surrender the Senate’s institutional power, you never get it back. And we’re about to break the rules to change the rules … Under our rules, you’re required to get a two-thirds vote — I mean, excuse me — 60 votes to change the rules … Isn’t what really is going on here the majority doesn’t want to hear what others have to say, even if it’s the truth? … A nuclear option abandons America’s sense of fair play.” -Joe Biden

    I normally disagree with Joe but this quote has too much truth to it to disagree with.
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  • Posted by Mitch 8 years, 7 months ago
    I don’t think it will change ether in 2014 or 16, we are in for the long road. If they don’t gain seats in 2014, I think we’ll see an unprecedented use of executive orders, more power grabbing and destruction of country. It’s going to be his hail marry pass to win the game. But I’m dubious that we can keep them confined, the voting population is ill informed and not equipped to make decisions. All part of the plan… Couple this with the voter fraud that is going on and its game over.
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