Why Mitch McConnell Supports Harry Reid’s Use of The “Nuclear Option” – The Elimination of Minority Consent…

Sometimes the only thing a person can do is to inform others the scope, size and propensity of the opponents armory – the listener can then judge for themselves what the enemy is going to do with it.

EnoughPaul Revere did as much when he spotted The Somerset, a British Man-O-War, resting in the bay of Charlestown – His mounted ride thereafter was written into the history of our Republic.

Today the enemy is more common; yet beholden of a similar stealth and specific intent.   Today the enemy is, as it was well predicted to be, the Washington DC political class.  More specifically the GOP establishment; and more specific still – the head of that class, Mitch McConnell.

Yesterday Harry Reid destroyed the 207 year old concept of “minority consent”, or the filibuster rule.   The Democrat pundits, those whose job it is to excuse and obfuscate, will deflect with such ridiculous propositions as to say:  ‘if minority consent was so important, then why was it not written into the constitution’.    The audacity for such a pontification generates a lack in my ability to stop the blood from reaching my eyeballs.

If, as the constitution outlined, the Senate were still a place where all legislation required a 2/3 majority;  and if, as the constitution outlined, the Senate were a body filled with representatives selected by State Houses instead of popular election – then perhaps such a democrat deflection would be intellectually palatable.    Alas it is not.

It is not palatable because passage of the 17th amendment took away the very intentional roadblock of the Republican framework that Jefferson spoke of when he called it a saucer to cool the hot emotional tea of short-sighted legislation.

It is not palatable because the constitution outlined consent as “two-thirds” (66), which has been progressively watered down to become “three-fifths” (60) as the majority rule;  and substantively,  as it now stands according to Harry Reid, one-half plus one (51).

Conversely as the majority threshold has been lowered, the minority threshold for blockage by consent has been raised.   From a constitutional “one-third” (33) to a ridiculous “one half” minus one, or 49 votes.

Yet why does Mitch McConnell allow such a usurpation to go unchallenged?

Because he is OK with it, that’s why.

Some folks would say that is an unfair characterization because there’s not much he can do.   Actually, there is, there is a lot he can do – you can read some of that via Red State.   The issue is he won’t do it.


Rather than focus on explaining what he can do, I wish to channel my inner Revere, focus on knowing the enemy within, and explain ‘why is McConnell ok with it’ ?

The Kentucky Senator is ok with it because he weighs all consideration against his own power, his “self-interest”.   Does this help him to retain power, or does it weaken his ability to retain power?   That is the filter of consideration for Mitch McConnell.

In this example McConnell considers the move from Harry Reid to be beneficial to his re-election campaign.

In McConnell’s mind his “valued tenure” now becomes “more important”;   ie. people will vote for him because he has the experience to re-establish what has been lost.

With the loss of minority consent the Senate ground is unstable now, and inside the mind of Mitch McConnell this creates an even greater demand for his statesmanship.

McConnell is relying on the principle of ‘you might not like him, but to defeat him in the primary may lead to a lost seat at the exact time when it’s possible to retake the majority’.

The McConnell plan/strategy is to create a scenario where voters are more worried to vote against him, than they are to rid themselves of his infection.

I have repeatedly said the #1 enemy for our Republic is not currently President Barack Obama – it is Mitch McConnell.     I swear this to be true.

If you want to see what’s going on you need to change your strategic thinking, wrap cloth around (muffle) your oar and slowly row to the Charlestown shore.     There, just beyond the trees, against the backdrop of the rising moon, you will see McConnell and his man-o-war team plotting, grinning, and maneuvering to control you.

McConnell is playing a strategic long-term, game of Machiavellian construct.  He did not support Ken Cuccinelli for that reason.  He did, and does, support Chris Christie for that reason.   He is attacking the Senate Conservative Fund for that reason.   He has dispatched his Chief of Staff to run the Republican Senate Re-election Campaign.  He has hired *Rand Paul’s campaign manager for that reason.    Everything he is doing is specifically intended to secure himself and his place of power.

He must be removed.

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16 Responses to Why Mitch McConnell Supports Harry Reid’s Use of The “Nuclear Option” – The Elimination of Minority Consent…

  1. auscitizenmom says:

    He MUST be removed!


  2. daveburton says:

    This is absolute bunk. McConnell is furious about the Reid/Obama “nuclear option” power grab, and did everything in his power to stop it:


    • That’s what YOU think … please think again. McConnell has been sniping at the Tea Party recently as well. I’d go so far as to say he is a “TURN COAT”!


    • sundance says:

      REALLY ? I mean REALLY? Well, we’ll just find out won’t we. Will McConnell “shut down” the senate?

      Let’s look at what YOUR BOY McConnell (and his crew) said last year they would do shall we?

      […] “I think the backlash will be severe,” Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), the conservative firebrand, said sternly. “If you take away minority rights, which is what you’re doing because you’re an ineffective leader, you’ll destroy the place. And if you destroy the place, we’ll do what we have to do to fight back.”

      “It will shut down the Senate,” the incoming Senate GOP whip, Texas Sen. John Cornyn, told POLITICO. “It’s such an abuse of power.”

      […] At the start of the 112th Congress, Reid and McConnell — along with Senate Rules and Administration Committee Chairman Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), and the top Republican on the panel, Sen. Lamar Alexander — brokered a “gentleman’s agreement” to operate the Senate more openly and avert a filibuster showdown on the floor.


      So will McConnell shut down the Senate? Or will he do any of the things he can do as outlined in this article which discusses them?


      No. He won’t.

      Ya see, Dave Burton you are the worst kind of Kool-Aid drinker. “The Worst” because you know the poison is in the drink, and yet you refuse to accept the mindset of the people who put it there. Instead you choose to attack the people who are trying to warn others to stay away from it.

      You actually advocate on behalf of the person who is mixing the poison.

      You sir are a co-dependent to the rot which is destroying this nation. And you have the audacity to call those who try to warn others – as producing “bunk”.

      Go spit.


    • texan59 says:

      If you believe what McConnell says any more than you believe what dear leader says, you are being played. Just because he has an r next to his name doesn’t mean he’s going to tell you the truth. Watch what they do, not what they say. It will cut dow on ulcer medicine.


  3. rovatek says:

    The Senate is like a retirement home for senile lawyers that costs trillions of dollars.


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  5. Chance says:

    I haven’t heard much about the idea almost being enacted by Republicans in 2005. The only thing that stopped it was 14 senators, including my least favourites John McCain and Lindsey Graham. In fact, it seems like it was the establishment Republicans that stopped today’s hated Nuclear Option in 2005. The Democrats agreed to stop filibustering all of Bush’s appointments, and the Republicans agreed to not vote for the nuclear option. Notice that both sides are doing and saying the exact same things as the other was in 2005. The difference between the two? I don’t see much
    If only we could snap our fingers and return to the form of government set up for us in the Constitution, where one judge didn’t set policy for the entire nation, laws weren’t passed under a commerce clause that didn’t really apply, and it wasn’t ‘evil’ for the government to support religious organizations and ideas.


  6. Dubs says:

    I have written my liberal senators in Oregon. I reminded them of the oath to support the constitution. Specifically, I mentioned article 2, section 2, where 2/3rds of the senate present was required to uphold the nominee or issue. In my charitable calculation, that means 66/100. It does not mean 60, nor 51.

    If I run for senate against Merkley, I may take away votes from the establishment GOP. They are weak here. My experience is limited to the medical field (30 yrs.), and running a large security group for an arts festival. I have at one time held an FFl and am an avid shooter. I consider myself a fiscal conservative and social liberal.

    I could expound upon these things, but wonder if fracturing the field yields poorer results. This Shiite needs to stop. Is it helpful or hurtful to run as an amateur just to make a statement?


  7. LetJusticePrevail" says:

    “My experience is limited to the medical field (30 yrs.), and running a large security group for an arts festival.”

    Heck, that experience exceeds any practical business experience that our current president has. Just sayin…


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