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  •  Nuclear Fucking Option (1+ / 0-)
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    Larry Parker

    It's time to start talking about the original nuclear option allowing a majority to stop a filibuster on constitutional grounds at any time -- not just when Senate rules are set at the beginning of a session. As currently constructed 41 senators can halt the business of any agency that has appointed chairpersons. That cannot be constitutional as it usurps executive power, and even the power of the congress that created the affected agency.

    Fuck the Democrats for not fixing this when they had the chance.

    •  I agree with that (0+ / 0-)

      Let SOME PARTY accomplish SOMETHING in the Senate. Even if the Repugnicant's get a 51 vote majority at some point in the future, and even if they vote to destroy the country. But UNTIL SUCH TIME let the Democrats get things done with a 51 vote majority, and not a 60 vote majority, which of course, the Dems do not have now.

      Plus if the Dems get the country working better, then the odds of the Rethugs getting a majority of 51 or more Senators in the future goes down.

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