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    Re: Senate approves nuclear option

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    Sounds good now and the Democrats are greatly empowered. No doubt, we will see a wave of social giveaway programs in an effort to buy votes and loyalty.

    But now, more than ever, the Democrats have bet the farm and the cows on the success of Obamacare over the next 11 months. If Obamacare succeeds, we'll be all Dem, all the time. If Obamacare fails - and it is FAR too early to tell - then the Republicans will take a terrible revenge.

    Interesting times. Watch for the freebie wave and get it while the getting is good.
    Ummm... before you start drooling over "terrible revenge" ...We are talking about non-Supreme Court presidential appointments only.
    The republicon obstructionists are still free to filibuster any and all legislation, all day long if they want.

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    Re: Senate approves nuclear option

    Quote Originally Posted by Buck Ewer View Post
    Ben Gahzeee Ben Ghazee Ben Ghazee... Who is this Ben Ghazee fellow and what does he have to do with Senatorial filibuster rule procedures?
    Ask a serious question, and that's what you have to offer?

    No wonder America is in such trouble.
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    Re: Senate approves nuclear option

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Take off your political blinders for two seconds and ask yourself why the Obama administration would not allow the House and Senate Intelligence Committees, in camera, to see the transcripts from the FBI interviews of the Benghazi survivors and why those same survivors would be banned from testifying, in camera, before those same committees?

    What is Obama and the administration trying to hide?
    Maybe because having the survivors testify in front of cameras would turn the hearings into a media circus.
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    Re: Senate approves nuclear option

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    That's absurd, please tell me you're kidding with a comment like that. That's off the charts.
    Reid has been threatening to do this for years - what was the breaking point now? What changed this week?
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    Re: Senate approves nuclear option

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    Maybe because having the survivors testify in front of cameras would turn the hearings into a media circus.
    I don't mean to be disrespectful, but do you know what "in camera" means?
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    Re: Senate approves nuclear option

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    Sounds good now and the Democrats are greatly empowered. No doubt, we will see a wave of social giveaway programs in an effort to buy votes and loyalty.

    But now, more than ever, the Democrats have bet the farm and the cows on the success of Obamacare over the next 11 months. If Obamacare succeeds, we'll be all Dem, all the time. If Obamacare fails - and it is FAR too early to tell - then the Republicans will take a terrible revenge.

    Interesting times. Watch for the freebie wave and get it while the getting is good.
    I had just heard that the Republican leadership in the House had vowed that if any bill passes the Senate without a 60 vote majority, it will not be taken up by the House. To use Harry Reid's term, it will be "dead on arrival".
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    Re: Senate approves nuclear option

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    True, but sometimes the Senate needs to get something done.
    Why? Why does someone always have to be doing something? It used to work just the way it was. Repeal it all, go back to square one. Miraculously, I'm willing to wager a fair amount at the very least, our economic situation will drastically improve. Our foreign issues will cease (as we will once again have a neutral policy).

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    Re: Senate approves nuclear option

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    I don't mean to be disrespectful, but do you know what "in camera" means?
    Never heard the term before, I thought it meant being filmed
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    Re: Senate approves nuclear option

    Quote Originally Posted by Buck Ewer View Post
    Ummm... before you start drooling over "terrible revenge" ...We are talking about non-Supreme Court presidential appointments only.
    The republicon obstructionists are still free to filibuster any and all legislation, all day long if they want.
    Thankfully.

    Reid did this to himself. If you plan on undermining the very fabric of our nation by killing the system of checks and balances, be prepared to deal with the consequences of said actions. He had zero foresight, in typical leftist knee-jerk reaction he ran with a completely idiotic plan, and now he's going to have a solid 2 years of absolutely zero movement. Congrats harry, you've effectively neutered the administration and the senate. High five.

    And....don't complain when GOP/Libertarians (which I do believe will come around in 2 years time) take the reins and utilize Harrys new rules. Two way street my friend.

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    Re: Senate approves nuclear option

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Reid has been threatening to do this for years - what was the breaking point now? What changed this week?
    Blocking three judicial apointeses to fill vacant seats on the d.c appellate court.
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