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Senate Republicans Fearful
of Post-Nuclear Senate

National Review Online, by Jonathan Strong

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Posted By:StormCnter, 11/21/2013 4:23:57 PM

Appearing shell-shocked by the Harry Reid’s abrupt move to pass the “nuclear option” through the Senate, Republicans there issued ominous warnings to reporters outside the chamber. “When you start, it’s like wars — there’s no end to this. I don’t know where it goes,” says Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina. “In my view this is the most important and most dangerous restructuring of Senate rules since Thomas Jefferson wrote them at the beginning of our country,” Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee says. Democrats have been open about wanting the change so President Obama’s regulations, executive actions and other unilateral decisions enjoy a


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Reply 1 - Posted by: An Afternoon Walk, 11/21/2013 4:36:35 PM     (No. 9624298)

Our Republican leadership is fearful more often than not. Which is unfortunate. Of course they´re shell-shocked. They would never expect their good friends, the militant Left, to ever, ever, ever pull a fast one.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: michellewsc2, 11/21/2013 4:41:03 PM     (No. 9624309)

Which is exactly why we need to elect some less weak-kneed republicans. The real problem is the republicans from get-go have sat on the side lines hoping someone would take up the fight for them which is why they end up looking stupid. I´m so sick of the entire lot its ridiculous

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Rosiek, 11/21/2013 4:41:49 PM     (No. 9624310)

Hopefully the msm will begin the search into O´s hidden past. It maybe the way to stop the dems. And how interesting it will all be.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: StormCnter, 11/21/2013 4:44:23 PM     (No. 9624315)

We are a minority in the Senate, so there is little even strong-kneed Republican Senators can do. We´ll have to live with it and then take back the Senate a year from now. Then, we will show Harry Reid what payback is like.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Ben Around, 11/21/2013 4:44:33 PM     (No. 9624317)

But just keep working with them, like mccain. rove, christie, and your other leaders are telling you to do. They will give you a small share of the spoils for your cooperatiion.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: alpha91c, 11/21/2013 4:45:25 PM     (No. 9624319)

Keep on dreaming and wishing #3, it ain´t ever going to happen.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: StormCnter, 11/21/2013 4:49:54 PM     (No. 9624329)

Ok, let me see if I understand this. Posters are yelling that current GOP senators are unable to accomplish anything under present conditions, but it´s futile to try to do something about it in the next election? I have never been one to embrace doom.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Bubbasuncle, 11/21/2013 4:51:28 PM     (No. 9624331)

FTA:"Questioned repeatedly in the press conference, McConnell wouldn’t show his hand. “I don’t think this is a time to be talking about reprisal. I think it’s a time to be sad about what’s been done to the United States Senate. The greatest deliberative body in the world,” he said."

What a complete and utter fool. You were just given the biggest shaft in American history and that´s the best you could come up with?

It is also worth noting that Mr. Reach-across-the-aisle McCain has not made his usual dash to the microphone.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: horacer, 11/21/2013 4:52:09 PM     (No. 9624333)

This makes holding the House even more vital. If Republicans take back the Senate Reid will change the rule back in a lame duck session.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Bubbasuncle, 11/21/2013 5:01:31 PM     (No. 9624348)

Need to issue an apology to Senator McCain, didn´t see the article listed below.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: jinx, 11/21/2013 5:01:35 PM     (No. 9624349)

It is time for us to protest with our votes. Get out there and vote those Socialists out of there starting with DIrty Harry.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 11/21/2013 5:03:40 PM     (No. 9624353)

No. 8, McConnell was asked abou reprisal. Is he going to say we don´t have the numbers to accomplish any reprisal? What kind of stupid question was that anyway?

I wish you guys could feel as much revulsion for Democrats as you do for Republicans. Maybe then we could get a big turnou at election time.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: dvc, 11/21/2013 5:05:10 PM     (No. 9624355)

Now the House needs to block ANY fix tweak, delay -ANYTHING for Obamacare. Repeal or nothing, let them drown in it.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: An Afternoon Walk, 11/21/2013 5:10:07 PM     (No. 9624358)

Maybe Rove can work up a little something on his white board. That´ll show em. You´d think with all the money bags he and McCain have stacked up, and all the establishment backing them, and all the privileges and connections they enjoy....wait a minute, maybe that´s part of the problem?

Our founding fathers were a minority for a long, long time. They didn´t sit on their plump behinds waiting for the corupt cronies in power to give up their status as masters.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 11/21/2013 5:13:57 PM     (No. 9624366)

Well, that was certainly a productive and helpful comment.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 11/21/2013 5:19:27 PM     (No. 9624376)

#14, didn´t you say you felt "liberated" and "fabulous" after writing in Sarah Palin in 2012 instead of voting for the GOP ticket? A crowing Obama in the White House today is the result.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: TarAndFeathers, 11/21/2013 5:23:31 PM     (No. 9624384)

If Obama and his flying monkeys continue to perform as in the past, a new class of Republican Senators will greet the despicable Reid in early 2015 (assuming that the nation is still intact).
Wear your steel cup, Harry!

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Reply 18 - Posted by: yuban, 11/21/2013 5:38:12 PM     (No. 9624399)

"I wish you guys could feel as much revulsion for Democrats as you do for Republicans. Maybe then we could get a big turnout at election time." Give us a true Conservative to vote for and tons of us will show up to vote. Give us yet another Moderate and...... well, you know what will happen. I refuse to vote for a Socialist-Lite just because he has an R after his name.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: suedotsue, 11/21/2013 5:43:31 PM     (No. 9624413)

Headline says they´re fearful, opening sentence says they´re shell shocked. Great. The US is firmly in the grip of a radical left dictatorship because it suited both political parties. Trembling McConnell won´t predict a reversal even if he gets the majority. But either way he says nothing can be done unless he has the majority. Which is his standard answer. Fine, then go home, refund your salary. All Republican Senators should go home and only return if GOP wins the Senate.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Ben Around, 11/21/2013 5:53:57 PM     (No. 9624425)

#7 Would romneycare or mccain´s government healthcare be all that much better than obamacare?

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Reply 21 - Posted by: bighambone, 11/21/2013 6:15:11 PM     (No. 9624451)

What will happen is that the Democrats will now push through a lot of extreme liberal Obama nominees into the courts and the bureaucracy.

The Democrats will then wait to see if the Republicans win the 2014 election and take control of the Senate. If the Republicans do win, on the last day of this particular Senate session, Harry Reid will have what amounts to an epiphany on the rules change issue and with the last vote, the Democrats on a straight party line vote will change the rules back to what they were before today, thus greatly benefiting what would be a Democrat minority in the next Senate session.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: StormCnter, 11/21/2013 6:17:39 PM     (No. 9624453)

#20, I don´t see the connection. The comment was about current and future senators.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: thunder gulch, 11/21/2013 6:24:46 PM     (No. 9624461)

How do the Rovettes find some much time.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: thunder gulch, 11/21/2013 6:34:46 PM     (No. 9624468)

#4 What is with this we crap?

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Reply 25 - Posted by: oldsfc, 11/21/2013 6:37:28 PM     (No. 9624471)

#7, people are fed up because the republicans need to grow a big hairy pair. They are a bunch of self serving fops. Have been for years. This is not new. Now the "mcpains", "miss lynseys" and all the other geldings have screwed things up so bad... Ah hel1, I may not get past those who watch,so I better stop now.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: An Afternoon Walk, 11/21/2013 6:37:59 PM     (No. 9624473)

#bashing Palin instead of liberals,

You don´t have a lot of self-awareness, do you? So what you´re saying is, you can attack Palin and other conservatives, of which I am one, 24/7 constantly, ad nauseum during the entire election cycle, put up a liberal leaning candidate who is all over the place on the issues, and then demand we vote for your guy while spewing venom and joining the Left in attacking conservatives at the same time? Really?

After voting in lockstep with the Republican leadership my entire life, after seeing the tiny cowards allow Palin get butchered by the Left and even joining in (that´s you!), I dialed in Palin´s name and I will do it again in 2016 if need be. My conscience would not allow me to do otherwise.

I truly don´t believe Romney would have been any better than Obama. He governed in Mass. in the same spirit as Obama with Romney care and same sex marriage with his lame excuses. What he believes in changes depending on the audience. We also know now that he admits to assaulting an unpopular boy at school with the purpose of humiliating him. His public persona never did ring true and this incident is an insight into the character, and I don´t think he´s changed with new reports of casually insulting people walking by his staff.

And his vile online minions were the rat droppings to top it off, I´m sure you turned a lot of voters off with your spite, malice, and hatred of conservatives who have toed the line their entire lives.

And you know what, you don´t own my vote. How dare you think my vote is yours to command. It belongs to me. It is the only voice I have besides commenting on these threads. I will vote my conscience.

You have yourself to blame for Obama.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: ricktutt, 11/21/2013 6:52:07 PM     (No. 9624488)

I can´t believe one man was able to virtually take over this country. How could we let it get this far?

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Reply 28 - Posted by: ladychatalie, 11/21/2013 6:57:31 PM     (No. 9624491)

#27, he´s got lots and lots of helpers.

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The deportation of foreigners living illegally in the United States is similar to the forced internment of ethnic-Japanese Americans in World War II, according to Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. “I’ll be very honest with you: Looking at the numbers at some point, in terms of how people are treated and deported and families separated and the rest, this has a scent of Japanese internment,” Pelosi told a Politico reporter. “It’s really a black mark,” said Pelosi. Roughly 110,000 ethnic-Japanese immigrants and their American children were detained during World War II after Japan’s sneak attack on Americans in Pearl Harbor. Pelosi also urged Obama

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