Thursday, November 21, 2013

The Nuclear Option!


The senate has employed the nuclear option! So of course this means Harry Reid has stripped down to his magic underwear and is contaminating the Republican side of the senate by spreading dirty bomb radioactive waste like pixy dust while listening to polka music on his Walkman.

Whatever. 

I just wish they had done this years ago. Let's remember that the hodgepodge that is Obamacare is an awful compromise made because the senate needed 60 and not 51 votes to pass it. If not for the filibuster we could have gotten single payer, or at the very least a public option.

The filibuster is an arcane senate rule, meant to be employed in extreme circumstances, like when black people are being allowed into your whites only lunch counters

Some may be worried about what might happen should the Republicans regain the majority. I am not. If they win the senate let them have their votes. If they abuse their position their victory will be short lived. 

There is nothing in our constitution which demands a supermajority to pass laws, and certainly nothing that demands one for judicial nominees.


8 comments:

  1. Senate Repubs blew themselves up today. They dared Reid to do it--he did it. Good for him.

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  2. Way, way past time for this.

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  3. I'm glad Reid did it it. But it scares the hell out of me if the Rethuglicans get the ball for even a few minutes. Maybe I am too old and vulnerable to to take a broad general view of these things. I wish the Senate Republicans had the decency to blow themselves up literally.

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  4. Harry Reid in underwear, that ruined my day.

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  6. Don't think that yesterday's vote changes the Blue Slip procedure, 7:25 p.m.

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