Posted on November 21, 2013 by btx3
Harry Reid has had enough…
So have virtually all Democrats in the Senate.
Let’s hope at least 51 Democrats have the cajones to hang on – and not go Yellowback Donkey.
Reactionary Rethugs have derailed and objected to virtually every President Obama appointee, abusing rules which were put there to protect the Minority Party Vote in the Senate…Not as a tool to bring the entire legislative process to it’s knees as a policy.
The Senate on Thursday opened a contentious debate about striking down the long-standing filibuster rules for most presidential nominations, with Democrats appearing poised to do so on a party-line vote that would alter nearly 225 years of precedent.
Infuriated by what they see as a pattern of obstruction and delay over President Obama’s nominees, Democrats tried to trigger the so-called “nuclear option” by bringing up one of the judicial nominees whom Republicans recently blocked by a filibuster.
“It’s manifest we have to do something to change things,” Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) said in remarks on the Senate floor to open the debate. Reid argued that the Senate has wasted way too much time on things that should be relatively routine — like approving judges and executive-branch nominees.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) responded by accusing Democratsof a power grab and suggesting that they will regret their decision if Republicans regain control of the chamber.
“We’re not interested in having a gun put to our head any longer,” McConnell said. “Some of us have been around here long enough to know that the shoe is sometimes on the other foot.”
McConnell then addressed Democrats directly, saying: “You may regret this a lot sooner than you think,” he said.
Shortly after 11 a.m., the senators began voting on a motion to reconsider the nomination of Patricia Millet to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. That vote could set in motion a complicated parliamentary process that would end with a simple-majority vote to set a new rule, allowing for swift confirmation of executive branch nominees and most selections for the federal judiciary without having to clear a 60-vote hurdle.
If Democrats go through with the threat, it will pave the way for confirmation of several nominees to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit who have recently been stymied by GOP filibusters, amid Republican assertions that the critical appellate court simply did not need any more judges…
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Posted on March 31, 2012 by btx3
Bill has this one right. The whack jobs in this country have gotten way to much power on gun control and need badly to be reigned in…
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Posted on October 20, 2011 by btx3
This one starts with Malcom X’s talk on the “House Negro” and the “Field Negro”…
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Posted on October 6, 2011 by btx3
“I think it’s fair to say that I have gone out of my way in every instance — sometimes at my own political peril and to the frustration of Democrats — to work with Republicans to find common ground to move this country forward. Each time, what we’ve seen in games-playing, a preference to try to score political points rather than actually get something done.” – President Obama
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Posted on October 1, 2011 by btx3
Cornell Belcher unloads on Herman Cain’s “brainwash” statement…
Bad quality – but the enitre broadcast segment. Good back and forth with Ari Fleischer.
Belcher hits the nail on the head – but I wish he had come at it a little differently. The real issue is WHO Cain is playing to and WHY. And why would that audience support Cain’s regurgitation of racist right wing talking points?
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Posted on September 30, 2011 by btx3
If this happens – it’s about time somebody woke up in this country!
Maybe this time, progressives in Congress will discover the cajones to stand up.
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Posted on September 26, 2011 by btx3
In what quite possibly is the most pissed off public and American History, a new Gallup Poll has found that Congress has hit historic lows in terms of public confidence. Now, in no small part this recent downward opinion drop is likely due to the Debt-Ceiling Debacle manufactured by the Tea Bagger Republicans…
But respect for Congress has been going downhill for quite a while.
The findings are from Gallup’s annual Governance survey, updated Sept. 8-11, 2011. The same poll shows record or near-record criticism of Congress, elected officials, government handling of domestic problems, the scope of government power, and government waste of tax dollars.
- 82% of Americans disapprove of the way Congress is handling its job.
- 69% say they have little or no confidence in the legislative branch of government, an all-time high and up from 63% in 2010.
- 57% have little or no confidence in the federal government to solve domestic problems, exceeding the previous high of 53% recorded in 2010 and well exceeding the 43% who have little or no confidence in the government to solve international problems.
- 53% have little or no confidence in the men and women who seek or hold elected office.
- Americans believe, on average, that the federal government wastes 51 cents of every tax dollar, similar to a year ago, but up significantly from 46 cents a decade ago and from an average 43 cents three decades ago.
- 49% of Americans believe the federal government has become so large and powerful that it poses an immediate threat to the rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens. In 2003, less than a third (30%) believed this.
It gets worse. Let’s call this one the Palinization of Political Figures. That is, the running of people who neither have the intellect, morality, or basic integrity to hold public office, who are put up as candidates solely for adherence to political ideology, sex appeal (in the case of the MILF candidates), or ability to say something totally off the wall.
Snow Black and the 7 Dwarfs in the current Republican Presidential Primary – where the only guy with the capability and skills (Huntsman)…
Is dead last.
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