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    Re: Senate approves nuclear option

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    That was Senator Grassley who stated that. There was another senator this morning I heard on the radio that said all the republicans want to do now is win back the senate in 2014 and take the presidency in 2016 and the ACA is history. It will take only 51 votes in the senate to repeal it.
    Nice fantasy. The problem is if the ACA exists in 2016 (and, by some miracle against all odds, the Reps can actually win the white house), the ACA will be firmly entrenched and not repeal-able. In fact, you can't really repeal now. You would have to come with something that would protect those that already depend on it (those with pre-existing conditions, for example).

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    Re: Senate approves nuclear option

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    Nice fantasy. The problem is if the ACA exists in 2016 (and, by some miracle against all odds, the Reps can actually win the white house), the ACA will be firmly entrenched and not repeal-able. In fact, you can't really repeal now. You would have to come with something that would protect those that already depend on it (those with pre-existing conditions, for example).
    There are two bills now from Reps that would protect people.

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    Re: Senate approves nuclear option

    It's about time.....the only reason the filibuster has existed as long as it has is a mutual understanding that it would be used sparingly in certain circumstances. It's been abused and it needed to go for confirmations. In fact I think it's nearing the time it needs to go period. This is getting insane. Requiring a super majority was debated during the constitutional conventions and the idea was shut down...except for specific circumstances listed in the constitution.
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    Re: Senate approves nuclear option

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    The race card--Chez--that didn't take long--remember when you guys called Clinton the first "black" President??
    in writing about the impeachment in 1998, Morrison wrote that, since Whitewater, Bill Clinton had been mistreated because of his "Blackness":
    Years ago, in the middle of the Whitewater investigation, one heard the first murmurs: white skin notwithstanding, this is our first black President. Blacker than any actual black person who could ever be elected in our children’s lifetime. After all, Clinton displays almost every trope of blackness: single-parent household, born poor, working-class, saxophone-playing, McDonald’s-and-junk-food-loving boy from Arkansas.[21]
    The phrase "our first Black president" was adopted as a positive by Bill Clinton supporters. When the Congressional Black Caucus honored the former president at its dinner in Washington D.C. on September 29, 2001, for instance, Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), the chair, told the audience that Clinton "took so many initiatives he made us think for a while we had elected the first black president."[22]
    Toni Morrison - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    LOL.

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    Re: Senate approves nuclear option

    This will come back on hunt the democrats when they are minority in the Senate.

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    Re: Senate approves nuclear option

    Quote Originally Posted by cpgrad08 View Post
    This will come back on hunt the democrats when they are minority in the Senate.
    True, but comrade Hillary will take office (if the GOP runs another RINO in typical fashion). At which point, system of checks and balances will go a little something like....


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    Re: Senate approves nuclear option

    Quote Originally Posted by cpgrad08 View Post
    This will come back on hunt the democrats when they are minority in the Senate.
    No it won't....I doubt anyone is under the delusion that if a minority of Dems blocked every nomination of a Rep President that Republicans wouldn't change the rules.
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    Re: Senate approves nuclear option

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    No it won't....I doubt anyone is under the delusion that if a minority of Dems blocked every nomination of a Rep President that Republicans wouldn't change the rules.
    It will come back to hunt them. When there is a Republican President and Republican Majority in the Senate. The Dems will be powerless to stop their Appointments. Also if there is a Dem president and Rep. Senate. The Dems will be powerless to stop the Reps from shooting down all his Appts.

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    Re: Senate approves nuclear option

    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelJR View Post
    True, but comrade Hillary will take office (if the GOP runs another RINO in typical fashion). At which point, system of checks and balances will go a little something like....

    It is to be seen if Hillary will be the next president, but that picture... lol.

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    Re: Senate approves nuclear option

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post

    There are 93 judicial openings that Obama can now fill..You only have McConnell to blame for pushing this one over the cliff..McConnell could have allowed a few here and a few there..Now he will get 93 shoved up his ass where they belong .
    McConnell is not going to suffer. The nation will.

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