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Filibuster This: Democrats Pay
A Huge Price For Gutting The
Senate´s Supermajority Rule

Investor´s Business Daily, by Staff

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Posted By:RockyTCB, 1/5/2017 7:07:28 AM

Rules: You have to laugh at the Democrats´ current plight. They have almost no leverage to block anyone Donald Trump decides to select for judgeships or cabinet posts. They can´t stop Republicans from repealing most of ObamaCare. And they only have themselves to blame. On CNN this week, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer was lamenting the fact that Democrats wouldn´t be able to use the filibuster to stop Trump´s nominees. There should, he said, be "60 votes because on such important positions there should be some degree of bipartisanship." And who, exactly, is to blame for this? Schumer´s predecessor in the Senate´s leadership


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Cartcart, 1/5/2017 7:15:38 AM     (No. 11095047)

Harry Reid goosed that gander. The GOP members are fools if they change it back. Why do I have this sick feeling that they just may do so?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: DCGIRL, 1/5/2017 7:21:46 AM     (No. 11095061)

#1, if Mitch McConnell would reverse this rule that Harry put in place, Trump would eat him alive. Trump already munched on this idiot Paul Ryan to put him back in his place. Notice that McCain and Ms. Graham are quite about Russia. This is just the beginning.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: novakid, 1/5/2017 7:29:29 AM     (No. 11095067)

My Grandpa used to say, "What goes around,comes around." Or something like that....

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Reply 4 - Posted by: skedaddle, 1/5/2017 7:41:41 AM     (No. 11095082)

I think the McConnell, Graham, McCain type RINOs found the rule very useful because Democrats could pass whatever and Republicans could feign opposition, not vote for it, have it still pass and reap money. Reid didn´t worry about ever being out of the majority because there are so many RINOs to plug any holes if a Democrat isn´t there.

I think the RINOs are very scared they´ll be required to vote against their self-interest and for America´s interest again. Jeb, Marco or Ted as President would have complemented them on their bipartisanship. Trump will call them out bluntly on Twitter in 140 characters that millions read in an instant. It could get interesting.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: jinx, 1/5/2017 8:03:53 AM     (No. 11095116)

I have to LOL!! Grandpa was right. What goes around comes around. The Democrats really believed Hillary would be the next President. Their smug hubris did them in this time. Laugh at Pres. Trump at your peril, Dimwits.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Judith, 1/5/2017 8:11:54 AM     (No. 11095123)

I suspect mcconnell and ryan will reverse this and give away the store. Has there ever been a potus who faces both sides of the aisle as adversaries?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: MattMusson, 1/5/2017 8:30:48 AM     (No. 11095148)

They price they pay is irrelevance.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Bugboy, 1/5/2017 8:33:35 AM     (No. 11095153)

hahahahahahahahahahaha! Bit ´em in the butt didn´t it?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 1/5/2017 8:38:09 AM     (No. 11095158)

The genius in Reid´s move is he and everyone outside the REbublican Senators, knows the Rebublicans will never figure out how to use this power. They just don´t have the spine to advance decisive policies for fear of offending some bizarre group (like liberals). If the Rebublicans had all 100 senate seats, they would be like the French and still find away to lose.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 1/5/2017 9:01:05 AM     (No. 11095200)

Do not rub your hands together in too much glee right now. The Republicans are still infested deeply with hidden snakes called "RINOs" whoa re really Democrats, like John McCain with a fake "R" behind their name.

It´s going to take a lot more than jsut decent diplomacy and compromise to get things done. Trump can do it. But, we have that dirt bag Ryan re-elected to be Speaker and that snaky chinless wonder, McConnell running the Senate.

Let us hope President Trump has some goodies in his pocket he can use on these filthy rats.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Words have Meaning, 1/5/2017 9:06:44 AM     (No. 11095204)

For McConnell to reverse this you only have to remember Trump appointed Mitch´s wife, Elaine Chao, to be education secretary. I don´t think Mitch needs that aggravation at home.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Udanja99, 1/5/2017 9:27:39 AM     (No. 11095225)

The demonrats drank the kool-ade that James Carville was serving up in 2009 - that they would be in total control for at least the next 40 years and possibly forever. Carville should be persona non grata, but the idiots on the left will continue to listen to him.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All, 1/5/2017 10:09:57 AM     (No. 11095304)

Because they are the Stupid Party #1. You´re not the only one to have misgivings about this linguine-spined bunch.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: tennman, 1/5/2017 10:13:37 AM     (No. 11095310)

Karma but pubbies need to realize this can swing back on them. If possible they need to get their stuff done and re-impose the super majority rules on their way out the door.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Quigley, 1/5/2017 10:27:06 AM     (No. 11095335)

FTA: There should, [schumer] said, be "60 votes because on such important positions there should be some degree of bipartisanship."

Like the 60 votes on obamacare?

These people are utterly corrupt based on their own words.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: MDConservative, 1/5/2017 10:57:43 AM     (No. 11095385)

#4 has it right. In the past the GOPe could hide behind "nothing we could do to stop it"...and now that there is political momentum behind repeal...well, what excuse will they find? I suspect the brake will be waiting for Trump´s proposal followed by interminable dissection and debate.

One expert last night predicted at least a four year delay on "repeal and replacement" so as not to rush into another legislative disaster. That´s two more years for Republicans to hammer as a political issue, and two more years to run out the Trump Administration.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: harper, 1/5/2017 11:53:06 AM     (No. 11095484)

Just like the cold war when there was always a rat or two selling out our side.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 1/5/2017 8:12:25 PM     (No. 11096394)

Hoist with their own petard, simply delicious.

And the whining by the Slimes and Chuckie as to how unfair it all is, WOW! Especially when Hairy Reed allowed this to happen 3 years ago and when he retired said he didn´t regret it.

This is classic liberal think. They have no fixed ethical stance so when something works in their favor, it´s good. When it works against them, it´s bad. Most people instinctively recoil against this type of thinking because you can never know where you stand ethically. It depends on which way the wind is blowing. Effectively it is NO ethics at all.

Which accurately describes dems. Their attitude about this issue is typical and not surprising.

Republicans need to repeat loudly and often it was the dems who set aside the filibuster and the media was OK with it when they did it.

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