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GOP retaliation over filibuster
rule change could jam Senate in 2014

Washington Examiner (DC), by David M. Drucker

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Posted By:JoniTx, 12/31/2013 7:19:36 AM

Senate Republicans still smarting from a Democratic rules change that diminished their power to block President Obama´s appointees are vowing retribution against the majority when lawmakers return to work in January. The GOP in the final weeks of the 2013 session provided a glimpse into what that might mean in 2014. Unable to block most presidential nominees because of the Democratic rule change, Republicans are using their remaining authority to slow the Senate to a crawl, delaying action on routine matters that typically pass uncontested. Senate Democrats changed the rules to limit Republicans´ use of the filibuster to block most

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Mobyclik, 12/31/2013 7:34:22 AM     (No. 9673796)

If there´s even a HINT the Republicans will take over the Senate in November, you can bet your house that the ´Rats will reverse this change before the new Senate is sworn in. And the first order of businees for the Republicas should be to switch it right back again.

But they won´t. It´ll be more important to ´´reach across the isle.´´ (The Stupid Party)

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Mobyclik, 12/31/2013 7:35:40 AM     (No. 9673798)

Oops, ´aisle.´

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Reply 3 - Posted by: miceal, 12/31/2013 8:02:05 AM     (No. 9673833)

The precedent set by B-Ho and the rat Senate should give the Republicans free reign when they take control of the entire Federal Government. I cannot wait until the rats start to squeal....

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 12/31/2013 8:24:51 AM     (No. 9673871)

The chinless one finally directs some of his passive-aggressive rage against the Democrats. His conservative cohorts are pleased...it´s a small step in the right direction.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: stablemoney, 12/31/2013 8:47:06 AM     (No. 9673911)

It´s time for a Senate shutdown.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Judge, 12/31/2013 9:04:47 AM     (No. 9673944)

Just do it !

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Reply 7 - Posted by: dwa, 12/31/2013 11:49:06 AM     (No. 9674192)

If the rules of the Senate require 67 votes to make a rule change, then the Repubs should not accept Reid´s majority vote for the change. They should be constantly stating that any vote that goes by the new rule and does not meet the requirement of the old rule, is not a valid vote and thus any judge that does not meet the 60 votes, cannot take the position. If they try then the Repubs should go to court to get an injunction. Do something other than just slowing down the senate. If it requires a Constitutional crisis, then so be it. The Constitution is already in crisis because of the Democrats.

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