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Nov 2013

 

Senate Democrats took the dramatic step Thursday of eliminating filibusters for most nominations by presidents, a power play they said was necessary to fix a broken system but one that Republicans said will only rupture it further.

 

Democrats used a rare parliamentary move to change the rules so that federal judicial nominees and executive-office appointments can advance to confirmation votes by a simple majority of senators, rather than the 60-vote supermajority that has been the standard for nearly four decades.

 

The immediate rationale for the move was to allow the confirmation of three picks by President Obama to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit the most recent examples of what Democrats have long considered unreasonably partisan obstruction by Republicans.

 

 

In the long term, the rule change represents a substantial power shift in a chamber that for more than two centuries has prided itself on affording more rights to the minority party than any other legislative body in the world. Now, a president whose party holds the majority in the Senate is virtually assured of having his nominees approved, with far less opportunity for political obstruction

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Oh stop pouring salt on their fractured ego. you'll explain why they lost seats in 2014, and the whitehouse this last election. You explain why the media will never be a reliable source for accurate account of social events serving the illusion institutional humanity is the salvation for being human.

 

Minding a social narrative is a path easier to take than adapt or become extinct naturally. Nurture that thought for a decade or two?

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The shoe is on the other foot. Rules can be changed and dems will have no ground to stand on.

Not when all they support is possibilities real isn't real but just reality acted out as if life wasn't self contained to the moment here supernaturally separated by potential differences of opinions held collectively.

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The shoe is on the other foot. Rules can be changed and dems will have no ground to stand on.

 

Democrats CHANGED the rules lol....

 

We told them that one day (karma) it would come back to haunt them

 

Their hubris.... Let them think they would never lose power.

 

 

Karma is a fucking bitch that just had puppies

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