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Reid to Senate Republicans: Filibuster deal in 36 hours or face nuclear option
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Posted on 01/22/2013 2:41:23 PM PST by Sub-Driver

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To: Sub-Driver
Reid is making an effort to keep the spotlight switching to him after 4 years (no budget, became he was MIA so McConnell had to go to Biden to get a deal, etc.) so he's pulling out his weapon to keep that spotlight from shining fully.

We'll see if he can get away with it.

61 posted on 01/22/2013 3:42:49 PM PST by what's up
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To: Clyde5445

RIGHT.


62 posted on 01/22/2013 3:49:53 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Robe

You know....I was listening to Rush or Beck today... hard to say I had a lot of clients to see today...

but somewhere in there somebody was discussing the “give up” to the democrats and just sitting back and letting them own the whole damn thing...

they wont’ negotiate, they won’t compromise...right?

there’s a bunch of low information voters that need to ‘wake-up’

And ya’ know ...there is the old saying...

“Give’em enough rope to hang themselves.”

It is an option I really haven’t thought about much.


63 posted on 01/22/2013 3:51:02 PM PST by EBH ( The 2nd Amendment exists for times like this.)
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To: Sub-Driver

64 posted on 01/22/2013 3:54:24 PM PST by Dallas59 (America died a little bit more on 11/6/2012)
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To: GilesB
Why is Moderate Mitch even talking to the guy? The GOP should refuse to negotiate one thing with Reid.

I agree.
It is when we all play safe that we create a world of utmost insecurity.
It is when we all play safe that fatality will lead us to our doom.
It is the "dark shade of courage" alone that will allow their spells to be broken.

65 posted on 01/22/2013 3:57:16 PM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Sub-Driver

Someone please explain the “nuclear option.” Does this simply mean breaking the rules to make new rules?


66 posted on 01/22/2013 4:08:35 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: mrsmith

Don’t worry the Republicans will do what Harry says.


67 posted on 01/22/2013 4:09:32 PM PST by Venturer
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To: GilesB
Why is Moderate Mitch even talking to the guy? The GOP should refuse to negotiate one thing with Reid.

At the start of every new Congress, it's SOP for the Majority Leader and the Minority Leader to meet and negotiate the Rules of Procedure that will govern that particular Congress.

There is an assumption that such negotitations will take place in an atmosphere of good faith and mutual respect.

However, if one of these parties is Harry Reid, the assumption ceases to be valid.

68 posted on 01/22/2013 4:11:04 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
It is like holding a gun to a woman’s head and telling that if she doesn’t agree to have sex with you, you are going to rape her.

That's illegal?

69 posted on 01/22/2013 4:16:56 PM PST by glorgau
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To: fwdude
I think Reid is referring to "Start of a new Congress allows a simple majority to rewrite the rules." This would include rewriting the part of Rule XXII that says:

... except on a measure or motion to amend the Senate rules, in which case the necessary affirmative vote shall be two-thirds of the Senators present and voting ...

I'd like to see him pull the trigger on the cloture rule, which has been abused mightily for about a decade.

Reid's plan differs from the GOP plan of about eight years ago, in two respects. The GOP plan was to limit modification to the cloture process to those instances where the issue was a judicial nominee; and the GOP mechanism was to get a ruling from the chair on that narrow (judicial nominee) point, allowing a simple majority to overcome the minority veto commonly referred to as "filibuster" (using the rules to delay decision).

Reid may be planning to get a ruling from the chair that allows simple majority rewrite of the rules at every start of a Congress, each two years. Who knows, the fellow is a few bricks shy of a full load, and lies like a rug.

70 posted on 01/22/2013 4:23:36 PM PST by Cboldt
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To: Sub-Driver

Let them do it. They will regret it.


71 posted on 01/22/2013 4:26:14 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Morris70

my thoughts exactly, would not be tragic if DC gets nuked


72 posted on 01/22/2013 4:28:33 PM PST by KTM rider ( American at heart..... Rebel by force)
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To: Sub-Driver

let him try it. it will be fought in court. never before, no precedent, ignoring existing senate rules.


73 posted on 01/22/2013 4:29:34 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Sub-Driver

imagine obama, democrat leadership, libtard press, if republicans were attempting the exact same thing.

you know they’d be calling for republican senators’ heads. that repubs weretaking over the governent.

but when socialist democrat libtards do it, no concern , no peep out of the press.


75 posted on 01/22/2013 4:32:32 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: MinuteGal
The Left is certainly creative in coining buzz words and phrases guaranteed to scare the bejeebus out of the moronic low-information members of the public.

Our side should be so adept.


I'd hate to see them sink so low as to use inflammatory language to scare morons. However, that would at least show some backbone - something the Senate Republicans haven't done in decades.
76 posted on 01/22/2013 4:32:43 PM PST by CottonBall
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To: Morris70
Their gonna nuke DC? Can’t be that lucky.

We can hope, can't we?

77 posted on 01/22/2013 4:33:25 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: papertyger
Anyone besides me remember all the hand-wringing when the Republicans threatened this?

Nope. It was only threatened to be used for Judicial appointments that the Progressives refused to consider. Nothing else was on the table.

78 posted on 01/22/2013 4:34:07 PM PST by itsahoot (MSM and Fox free since Nov 1st. If it doesn’t happen here then it didn't happen.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

imagine obama, democrat leadership, libtard press, if republicans were attempting the exact same thing.


If the Senate rats do this, they will blame the GOP because they are not being bipartisan or whatever. Then their presstitutes will happily carry the meme to the American people.


79 posted on 01/22/2013 4:39:02 PM PST by lodi90
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To: Cboldt

Any change of the rules by majority will set the precedent.
Reid has 30 or 40 members who really want this, newer members and members who came up through the House, or are deeply indebted to special interest groups- or to Obama’s machine.
He’s got about a dozen who don’t want to lose the power the present system gives individuals or don’t want to tarnish their ‘moderate’ ‘bipartisan’ patina.

I don’t think he can do it, or can afford to. Though it would give him more power personally.


80 posted on 01/22/2013 4:40:02 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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