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    Re: Senate Democrats Poised to Block Filibusters of Presidential Picks

    I have something to say. Did Republicans abuse the filibuster? Yes. Was the nuclear option proper? No. It sets a precedent that minority rights in the Senate will be trampled by whoever is in power. This should have been put before the voters at election time instead.
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    Re: Senate Democrats Poised to Block Filibusters of Presidential Picks

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    I'll be glad to do your homework for you.

    GOP eyes 'nuclear option' for judges



    Sound familiar? Only difference is that, this time, there was no compromise agreed to, so the nuclear option was invoked.
    I see nothing in the article that says that Bush made any threats, regarding the nuclear option or anything else. I do see Frist mentioned along with a few others who were actually members of the Senate.

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    Re: Senate Democrats Poised to Block Filibusters of Presidential Picks

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    I see nothing in the article that says that Bush made any threats, regarding the nuclear option or anything else. I do see Frist mentioned along with a few others who were actually members of the Senate.

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    Oh come on. Are you serious? I mean, are you REALLY serious? LMAO.

    They were Bush's nominees. That's why I call it the Bush use of the nuclear option. Same with Obama. This is the Obama nuclear option. You really mean to tell me that Bush had no idea what was going on? Read this article, where Bush demands an up or down vote. The Republican threat came just days later. So yes, this was a Bush threat, just as Harry Reid's threat was really Obama's threat. The majority in power in the Senate are a surrogate for their leader, the president.
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    Re: Senate Democrats Poised to Block Filibusters of Presidential Picks

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Oh come on. Are you serious? I mean, are you REALLY serious? LMAO.

    They were Bush's nominees. That's why I call it the Bush use of the nuclear option. Same with Obama. This is the Obama nuclear option. You really mean to tell me that Bush had no idea what was going on? Read this article, where Bush demands an up or down vote. The Republican threat came just days later. So yes, this was a Bush threat, just as Harry Reid's threat was really Obama's threat. The majority in power in the Senate are a surrogate for their leader, the president.
    You may call it Bush or Obama's use of the nuclear option, but it was the Senate changing Senate procedures which is strictly the prerogative of the Senate. This isn't some law that needs to be passed by both houses of Congress and then signed by the President. When the President signs something, yes, we can call it his law.

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