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Three ways GOP can teach Harry
Reid that what goes around
really does come around

Washington Examiner [DC], by Mark Tapscott

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 12/19/2013 5:16:54 AM

Small details tell big stories in the political world and Washington Examiner Chief Political Correspondent Byron York has a master´s eye for detecting them. Take his column today on how Jeh Johnson, President Obama´s new Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, thumbed his nose at Senate Republicans. In Harry Reid´s nuked Senate, only 51 votes are required to confirm — or deny — presidential nominees for cabinet posts. That fact changes everything about the Senate. No more compromises For example, as York notes, "If Johnson could be confident that he had at least 51 of the Senate´s 55 Democratic votes

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: dallasdude, 12/19/2013 6:18:02 AM     (No. 9659768)

Being a Democrat Senator will not be fun in the future. The dishonest passage of ACA after Scott Brown was elected to stop the health care law in its tracks will require lots of pay back.
The downsizing of government and return of power to the states should be welcomed by a majority of voters.
The era of big government will be stopped in its tracks.
I would like to see Dirty Harry censured for lying about Romney´s payment of taxes from the Senate floor addressed.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: lilo, 12/19/2013 6:21:09 AM     (No. 9659769)

The GOP could do it, but will they? Highly unlikely.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bubby, 12/19/2013 6:40:25 AM     (No. 9659783)

Will they? NO! The GOP has bought the msm lie that bipartisanship is only when Republicans agree with Democrats. When was the last the msm berated the Democrats for not going along with the Republicans? Our Founding Fathers thought they had made it difficult to change things without massive support from "we the people". Bipartisanship turns that difficulty upside down. The country is being destroyed by massive regulations and taxes because of bipartisanship. I would prefer gridlock all the time than to have Republicans caving to every Democratic demand. Our Government is telling us what kind of light bulb we can use, what Doctor we can/can´t see, where we can live/can´t live (wetlands), what kind of car we can drive (minimum fuel economy), what kind of energy we can use (Natural gas yes coal no), where we can/can´t drill for oil and gas (Federal Lands) etc the list goes on and on due to "bipartisanship"!!!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Jebediah, 12/19/2013 6:41:21 AM     (No. 9659787)

Two problems right off the bat: first, Republicans have this desperate need to be liked and looked upon as fair, so they probably will not remotely use their (hopefully) newfound power, even when the cause is just. Second: if they DO attempt to use a majority statues, the PRESS will jump on them in a New York minute, saying they aren´t conferring and compromising enough. Reid has been outrageous, tabling everything and anything that would cause his Party a problem, but the Press has said absolutely nothing about this habit. It is almost a cliche now to say But If A Republican......!! Will we ever learn to to play Hardball?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 12/19/2013 8:12:11 AM     (No. 9659921)

New party, folks, new party.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: bighambone, 12/19/2013 10:45:55 AM     (No. 9660142)

Wishful thinking, as the wimpy Republicans will not do any of those things. It is much more likely in the unlikely event that the Republicans do win back control of the US Senate that as one of their last acts before adjourning, the current Democrat senate majority will change the rules back to where they were before they changed them, to enhance the power of the incoming new Democrat senate minority, and that the Republicans will be pleased as punch to accept back the old status quo, that will give the RINO senators the room that they need to again cross the aisle and go along to get along with the dominant liberal Democrats as they alway have done.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Blunderbuss, 12/19/2013 12:52:41 PM     (No. 9660361)

Count on that the cowardly RINO establishment will do nothing and hide.

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