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pistolpete23
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Reid prepares Senate to go ‘nuclear,’ end nomination filibusters

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid laid the groundwork Thursday morning for going “nuclear” and changing the Senate’s rules to end filibusters of executive branch nominees, saying that he’s changed his mind since the beginning of this year. Mr. Reid began the year pledging not to use the so-called “nuclear option” to change the chamber’s rules as part of an agreement with his Republican counterpart, Sen. Mitch McConnell. But on Thursday Mr. Reid said Mr. McConnell had broken his end of the agreement, which dissolves the bargain. “A deal is a deal, a contract is a contract, an arrangement is an arrangement , a bargain is a bargain, as long as each party to such an agreement holds up his end of the bargain,” Mr. Reid said in a floor speech Thursday morning.


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DEANintheYAY
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re: Reid prepares Senate to go ‘nuclear,’ end nomination filibusters
Congress has become a joke no matter how you slice it. This congress will go down historically as one of the worst ever.


Godfather1
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re: Reid prepares Senate to go ‘nuclear,’ end nomination filibusters
You know Dick Smothers' sleazy Nevada legislator character in Scorsese's "Casino"? That was based on Harry Reid. True story.

Too bad ol' Harry never ended up filling in one of those holes in the desert back in the day. If you know what I mean.


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HempHead
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re: Reid prepares Senate to go ‘nuclear,’ end nomination filibusters
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Congress has become a joke no matter how you slice it.


Rarely was it ever not a joke. We are just fortunate enough to have all of their misdeeds easily and freely available in the information age.


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Meauxjeaux
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re: Reid prepares Senate to go ‘nuclear,’ end nomination filibusters
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Democrats pioneered filibusters of judicial nominations when they repeatedly blocked some of President George W. Bush’s picks to the federal courts.

At the time, Republicans themselves considered using the nuclear option, with Mr. McConnell then supporting the move. But the GOP was forced to back away from its threat when a bipartisan “Gang of 14” emerged as arbiters of nominations.

That truce stood for several years, but now Democrats say Republicans have taken filibusters of nominees to a new extreme by trying to block major Cabinet nominees and judges.


I always love when libs get shite turned back on themselves. They can't take it. He mad.

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udtiger
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re: Reid prepares Senate to go ‘nuclear,’ end nomination filibusters
I wish for ill things to happen to Mr. Reid.


FalseProphet
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re: Reid prepares Senate to go ‘nuclear,’ end nomination filibusters
This will be the worst thing to happen to the Senate in a long, long time.



constant cough
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re: Reid prepares Senate to go ‘nuclear,’ end nomination filibusters
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Harry Reid



TPOS


FalseProphet
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re: Reid prepares Senate to go ‘nuclear,’ end nomination filibusters
McConnell wanted to do the exact same thing. Is he a TPOS?


constant cough
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re: Reid prepares Senate to go ‘nuclear,’ end nomination filibusters
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McConnell wanted to do the exact same thing. Is he a TPOS?



Yes. McConnell sucks too.


tigeraddict
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re: Reid prepares Senate to go ‘nuclear,’ end nomination filibusters
once one party uses it, its done an over. rolls will be reversed, i do not believe the dems want to lose this power when they are the minority in the senate and the repubs are in the oval office


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Tiger n Miami AU83
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re: Reid prepares Senate to go ‘nuclear,’ end nomination filibusters
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Congress has become a joke no matter how you slice it. This congress will go down historically as one of the worst ever.


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OldTigahFot
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re: Reid prepares Senate to go ‘nuclear,’ end nomination filibusters
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Harry Reid is the worst thing to happen to the Senate in a long, long time.




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udtiger
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re: Reid prepares Senate to go ‘nuclear,’ end nomination filibusters
Wanted to.

Didn't.

See the difference?


FalseProphet
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Wanted to.

Didn't.

See the difference?


Because Democrats caved. Republicans aren't. See the circumstances?


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re: Reid prepares Senate to go ‘nuclear,’ end nomination filibusters
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Harry Reid


This guy is a perfect example of what's wrong with the democrats. He revealed his true colors with that stunt he pulled with Mitt Romney's taxes last year.

There are no fires hot enough in hell for him to burn in.


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udtiger
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re: Reid prepares Senate to go ‘nuclear,’ end nomination filibusters
Dems caved? bullshite!

"Gand of 14"

And they only allowed SC nominations and district. No appellate courts.

Where's the "Gang of 14" now?

Oh, that's right...most of them are trying to frick the US on this immigration bill.


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re: Reid prepares Senate to go ‘nuclear,’ end nomination filibusters
Well Reid can do what he likes,but he and other lying arse Democrats had better get ready for the same after the GOP take the Senate back in 2014. So go ahead Harry .


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