Because every wannabe dictator needs a rubber stamp politburo…..

Here we go….  We knew the media would cover for them…..

(From WaPo via WZ)  – Obama Backs Harry Reid’s Efforts To Change Senate’s Filibuster Rules:   President Obama supports Senate Majority Harry Reid’s efforts to reform the filibuster, a White House spokesman said Wednesday.

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“The President has said many times that the American people are demanding action,” White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer told The Huffington Post. “They want to see progress, not partisan delay games. That hasn’t changed, and the President supports Senator Reid’s efforts to reform the filibuster process.”

The Nevada Democrat has proposed eliminating the filibuster vote that is needed to formally begin debate on legislation and mandating that filibustering senators actually talk on the floor, “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington“-style. Reid intends to use a simple majority vote to pass the reforms. No major rule change has ever been instituted with a unilateral vote by one party.  (read more)

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9 Responses to Because every wannabe dictator needs a rubber stamp politburo…..

  1. akathesob says:

    Well now this is absolute BS.

  2. jwoop66 says:

    The repubs were contemplating this and yielded to public(media and dems) pressure. Once again they are burned for not treating the war like a war. fuck em until they start to fight like men.

  3. czarowniczy says:

    If you saw Harry Reid hanging around your children’s schoolyard would you think he is a Senator? On second thought…

  4. Sentenza says:

    Mr. President, the filibuster is a critical tool in keeping the majority in check. This central fact has been acknowledged and even praised by Senators from both parties.

    http://epw.senate.gov/pressitem.cfm?party=rep&id=237812

    Harry Reid is a hypocrite.

  5. Sentenza says:

    Petard, meet hoist.

  6. Chip Bennett says:

    Unconstitutional, just as it was when the Republicans proposed it.

    Unlike House standing rules, which are voted on each session, and apply to that session only, Senate standing rules do not apply per-session, and do not require reauthorization with each new session. The Senate is a continuing body, with standing rules to remain in place from one session to the next.

    Per Senate standing rules, changes to standing rules require a 2/3 vote, not a simple majority.

    The Senate set itself up in this manner, under its Article I constitutional authority. Thus, attempting to amend Senate standing rules with a simple-majority vote would violate the Standing Rules put in place under constitutional authority.

    The only problem is: I don’t know if SCOTUS would hear a case, or if they would say that the Senate has the right to dictate its own rules, and must deal internally with any disagreement about those rules.

  7. genomega1 says:

    Reblogged this on News You May Have Missed and commented:
    Because every wannabe dictator needs a rubber stamp politburo

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