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    Re: Senate approves nuclear option

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    What this allows is MEL WATT, to head up Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

    Talk about the Fox watching over the Hen House.
    So future President Christie should not have his own people ??
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    Re: Senate approves nuclear option

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    the government is the people. how can the people be slaves to themselves?
    Lots of ways. Remember that whole eternal vigilence thing? When the people sleep through a century or so we end up with a government that only vaguely resembles the Constitution and a country that is ruled more than it is free.

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    Re: Senate approves nuclear option

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Hello Polgara--to directly answer your question, one of the 3 court of appeals judges filibustered in the last week was passed 55-43 after the nuclear option..The other two will be up shortly..The other 90 federal openings out of a grand total of 873 judges, over 10%, will shortly be approved to catch up with the judicial backlog..I trust a future President Christie against this House, even if McConnell leads the Senate in 2016, unlikely since the GOP has far more seats to protect that cycle..President Christie should not have 82 cabinet/judicial appointees blocked out of an historical total of 168..This fight today has zero to do with next year..IMO, battle lines are already drawn as they have been by Cantor and his coup for 5 years..
    What do courts do that don't have enough judges? Does everything just back up until they can get to it?

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    Re: Senate approves nuclear option

    Quote Originally Posted by johndylan1 View Post
    Mc Connell was all bark and no bite. Reid bites
    I do not underestimate McConnell..I do my best to try to think like they do to anticipate their next move tomorrow..GOPers will need to get PPACA back front in center for the Sunday talk shows..
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    Re: Senate approves nuclear option

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    I do not underestimate McConnell..I do my best to try to think like they do to anticipate their next move tomorrow..GOPers will need to get PPACA back front in center for the Sunday talk shows..
    It all ties in. This move was to stack federal courts in order to defeat challenges to ACA regs.
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    Re: Senate approves nuclear option

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    What do courts do that don't have enough judges? Does everything just back up until they can get to it?

    Greetings. NIMBY. Do you keep in touch with folks on our old site?
    Many of these courts have needed to bring retired judges out of retirement..Check out the Sen. Grassley bill to decrease the DC court of appeals from 11 to 8--referred to by some as a reverse FDR-court-packing bill..This change today does not apply to SCOTUS justices and legislation..Now, if the opposition party wants some more, we can give them the rest..So be it..
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    Re: Senate approves nuclear option

    Quote Originally Posted by johndylan1 View Post
    It all ties in. This move was to stack federal courts in order to defeat challenges to ACA regs.
    So you're for nullifying the 2012 election also..
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    Re: Senate approves nuclear option

    This was a power grab by the Democrats to overload one court, the DC Circuit, which is the court that is the ONLY court (other than the SCOTUS) to hear cases regarding Congress. Think about that.

    That court is currently balanced; 4 Democrats and 4 Republicans.

    This action will make it 7 Democrats and 4 Republicans.

    By adding into this, the Presidential nominations to Administration Executive positions, they have killed the "consent" capability of the minority in the Senate. That part was only for political cover to make it seem more reasonable to those uneducated as to how our government has worked since the 1870.

    This will come back to bite the Democrats in the butt as soon as the Republicans win the Senate again.

    I'm more afraid of Ted Cruz having unfettered reign than I am the Democrats when it comes to Presidential appointees.

    This was a major mistake. And all over loading the DC Circuit in favor of the Democrats.

    Shame on them all...

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    Re: Senate approves nuclear option

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    So you're for nullifying the 2012 election also..
    Wow, we can do that? Sure! Sign me up. Nullify an incompetent lame duck. Let's go. Too bad we couldn't do that with Bush in the last two years of his last term. Oh wait, isn't that largely what happened?

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    Re: Senate approves nuclear option

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    So you're for nullifying the 2012 election also..
    HUH? That was an unnaturally huge leap. don't know how you came up with that...
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