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Dems use new filibuster rules to approve DHS
nominee Mayorkas under investigation

Washington Times, by Stephan Dinan

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Posted By:FlyRight, 12/22/2013 6:07:09 AM

Senate Democrats used the new filibuster rules Friday to win confirmation of a controversial top Homeland Security official, approving a new deputy secretary who is still under investigation of wrongdoing in his current post as head of one of the immigration agencies.The vote was the latest sign of how bitter the partisanship has become in the Senate, with each party saying there’s a total lack of trust with the other side, and questioning whether that can be rebuilt next year. Republicans said it’s the first time the Senate has ever knowingly confirmed such a high official who is currently being investigated

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: lydwho, 12/22/2013 6:10:54 AM     (No. 9664037)

Ain´t we proud of our Great Controlling Party????

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mws50, 12/22/2013 6:47:11 AM     (No. 9664056)

Typical democrat mentality... Criminals are OK as long as they believe the Utopian fantasies of the average leftard.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: kanphil, 12/22/2013 7:07:10 AM     (No. 9664069)

Never mind. Obama is hittin´ em straight in Hawaii. That´s all that really matters.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: bassman, 12/22/2013 7:09:47 AM     (No. 9664074)

#3, that´s probably the only thing he does straight.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ronbet, 12/22/2013 7:17:24 AM     (No. 9664083)

Absolute power corrupts absolutely. Democrats continue to make that saying valid.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Keekng, 12/22/2013 7:29:20 AM     (No. 9664096)

Does anyone, Democrat or Republican, believe that Harry Reid and his Congress give a damn about the Constitution and Rule of Law?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: JimS, 12/22/2013 7:29:21 AM     (No. 9664097)

Good.
The House can now start impeachment action on him.

This is absurd to routinely use the nuclear option. Congressional Repubs have to cease any level of cooperation with Dems, and treat them as they are--bitter enemies.


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Reply 8 - Posted by: bighambone, 12/22/2013 8:07:00 AM     (No. 9664134)

The liberal Democrats have removed the constitutional requirement of advise and consent by the US Senate for presidential appointments to the bureaucracy. Now the only requirement is that the Democrats in the Senate give their consent to those appointees which means that the Democrats can appoint anyone they wish without any Republican advise and consent at all. There is no doubt that the Democrats will do that at least until Jan. 2015. Yet we still have apparently naive Republican Senators saying that they are stunned that the Democrats would do that.

In this particular case Reid certainly gives the appearance of having a personal conflict of interest as he is mentioned as being a party to the investigation in question involving the presidential nominee who he and the Democrats have approved.

The Republicans had better wake up and smell the roses, as Reid and the Democrats are going to be pushing through a lot of very far left presidential nominees in the coming months. Don´t be surprised that if the Republicans somehow win control of the Senate in the Nov. 2014 election, if the current Democrat majority as one of their last acts before final adjournment of this Congress does not change the Senate rules back to where they were to empower the new incoming Democrat Senate minority with advise and consent power. No doubt a number of Republican Senators would be pleased as punch for that to happen as it would give them additional cover to cross the aisle and go along to get along with the liberal Democrat agenda has they have done in the past.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: arcady, 12/22/2013 9:33:55 AM     (No. 9664233)

Because really, in a country with hundreds of millions of people, there was not one other person as qualified as these two were.

The republicans are the worst form of co-conspirators, the enablers.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 12/22/2013 10:20:53 AM     (No. 9664287)

That´s right, just keep baiting that bear libs. Just keep baiting that bear. Who knows, maybe you will still have one of your arms left after 2014. But at the rate ya´ll are going, I am really doubting it.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: RancherJack, 12/22/2013 10:39:06 AM     (No. 9664315)

Criminals, Thugs, Pedophiles and Panty Sniffers .. that´s your Democrat Party.

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