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Obama applauds Reid for filibuster overhaul, critics warn move will 'damage' Senate
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Obama applauds Reid for filibuster overhaul, critics warn move will 'damage' Senate
Published November 21, 2013FoxNews.comFacebook1102 Twitter221 LinkedIn0

President Obama, openly expressing his frustration with Senate Republicans, applauded Majority Leader Harry Reid's success Thursday at invoking the so-called "nuclear option" as Democrats voted to strip the minority party of its primary power to block nominations -- the filibuster.

Obama, even invoking former President Bush, said it's critical to "change the way that Washington is doing business."

But Republicans and even some Democrats warned that the Senate may have just opened a Pandora's box -- and with little debate, approved a change that could haunt the chamber for years to come.

"This was nothing more than a power grab," Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said.

In a rapid-fire set of developments on Thursday, the Senate narrowly approved a rule change that would limit the ability of the minority party to block key presidential appointments. Instead of needing 60 votes to break a filibuster, Democrats will now need only 51.

Speaking Thursday from the White House briefing room, Obama said the change was needed to deal with Republicans' "unprecedented pattern of obstruction." He cited the record of George W. Bush, claiming his predecessor had an easier time getting nominees confirmed.
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Of course he praised it; he hates freedom.


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So, instead of taking 60 votes to confirm a judge, it now only takes 51.

I think the Republic will survive. Also note: this is only a pushover confirmation when a single party controls both the White House and the Senate at the same time (like now). If different parties control both bodies, this doesn't matter.

This is a permanent change. No matter which party is in control of the Senate, the majority party will never want to move away from this new rule ever again. That why this was called the nuclear option---this could tear a new asshole in the Democrats later on.

This also probably just dramatically changed how Republican donor spending will be laid out next year--the drive to win Senate seats will be stronger than ever.
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This is exactly the same baby steps that every dictatorship starts with. Obama and his cronies see what's happening in Venezuela and are emboldened here.

This cadre of liars and thieves has ZERO credibility, and if it were in my power I wouldlead them to a cell shackled at the neck, wrists, and ankles.

These outright fascists are unbelievably inept and yet ridiculously arrogant. Buy ammo, buy food, and have a plan.
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Ten*K;126214 Wrote:This is exactly the same baby steps that every dictatorship starts with. Obama and his cronies see what's happening in Venezuela and are emboldened here.

This cadre of liars and thieves has ZERO credibility, and if it were in my power I wouldlead them to a cell shackled at the neck, wrists, and ankles.

These outright fascists are unbelievably inept and yet ridiculously arrogant. Buy ammo, buy food, and have a plan.

I'd love to see what you'd post on the Internet if this was 1932 and FDR just announced the Works Progress Administration to the nation.
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Correct me if I am wrong, but the Works Progress Administration created jobs to benefit millions of Americans. These Americans now had a skill. Its a "teach an man to fish..." scenario. Reid's "overhaul" is to benefit politicians.
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So can we now discuss repealing the 17th Amendment and getting back to the State Legislatures voting Senators in?
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You guys are worried about nothing. As soon as the Democrats lose the Senate, they'll put it back the way it was so Republicans won't be able to take advantage of it.
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Camper;126357 Wrote:You guys are worried about nothing. As soon as the Democrats lose the Senate, they'll put it back the way it was so Republicans won't be able to take advantage of it.

But what if the Democrats never lose the senate? Ninja
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Philadelphia Patriot;126362 Wrote:
Camper;126357 Wrote:You guys are worried about nothing. As soon as the Democrats lose the Senate, they'll put it back the way it was so Republicans won't be able to take advantage of it.

But what if the Democrats never lose the senate? Ninja

Then it's the nation that's lost.
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