Nuclear option used by Dems in 2003

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  1. Marsh CallUser

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  2. Wildcat

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    You would NEVER know it by reading the MSM.
     
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  3. High Rack

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    We need to contact Mitch's wife and thank her for giving him his balls back, at least for a day.
     
  4. KYote-Krusher

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    Heehee .... I'll bet they were shriveled up and covered with mildew!! :D
     
  5. buckfever

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    That was a filibuster, not the nuclear option. The Dems implemented the nuclear option in 2013 when they controlled the Senate and changed the Senate rules to prevent the R's from filibustering Obama's nominations to the lower federal courts (which essentially packed the courts with libs).
     
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  6. EC

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    Not really sure how you lose something you never had.
     
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  7. wademup

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    It shows the sheer failure of both sides to be able to govern without acting like children , I'm thankful to have the SCOTUS nominee but our gov't is a joke
     
  8. Iceman35

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    Here, here.
    (Taps cane on floor)
     
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  9. ptbrauch

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    One thing I do wonder is how the initial rule came about in the first place and why couldn't one side change it back to the original rule?
     
  10. Feedman

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    Dems made the rule in 2002 to block some George Bush appointments. McConnell changed the rule back when republicans got control of the senate. Why he did it I don't know because he had to change it back.
     
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  11. Coot_Meurer

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    Actually the Democrats own this completely.

    Up to 1975 it took 67 votes (3/5s of the Senate) to invoke cloture, but the Democrat controlled Senate voted to drop that to 60 as they began to lose power and seats.

    Then, as we know, the Democrat controlled Senate under Harry Reid voted to drop to a simple majority for nominees except to the SCOTUS.

    All McConnell and crew did was put icing on the cake that the Democrats baked - and now the Democrats are angry someone is eating their cake.
     

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