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'Nuclear option' expected after Democrats filibuster Neil Gorsuch Supreme Court nomination

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posted on Apr, 6 2017 @ 11:09 AM
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abcnews.go.com...


The nuclear or constitutional option is a parliamentary procedure that allows the U.S. Senate to override a rule or precedent by a simple majority of 51 votes, instead of by a supermajority of 60 votes.

en.wikipedia.org...


And so it begins. . . . .


My opinion? It was going to happen sooner or later. Reid "broke" the dam on this option, so use it or lose it.

Let's move on to the next crisis!



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posted on Apr, 6 2017 @ 11:12 AM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

You might as well change your thread title to: Senate Confirms Neil Gorsuch to US Supreme Court after Nuclear Option Invoked by Republican Majority.

About time Republicans show some REAL backbone!

LIVE BLOG of the PROCEEDINGS: www.foxnews.com...




edit on 4/6/2017 by carewemust because: URL added.


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posted on Apr, 6 2017 @ 11:15 AM
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So I guess, "Thank you Harry Reid" is in order?



To be honest, I shocked "Birdman" Mitch McConnell is actually going thru with it!
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posted on Apr, 6 2017 @ 11:20 AM
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if you do not know the reason behind "Reid breaking the dam", then your simplistic answer makes sense...tell you what, I think the democrats should follow in the footsteps of their fellow republican senators, and frankly state to the public that it is their intention to make trump a one-term president, and to block EVERYTHING the republicans senators, as well as the president, proposes for the next 4 years.....


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posted on Apr, 6 2017 @ 11:22 AM
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originally posted by: carewemust
About time Republicans show some REAL backbone!

When it gets down to the jiggy ... this is a vote for the RINOs.

I'll chalk it up as a win for the Government and the New World Order.



posted on Apr, 6 2017 @ 11:32 AM
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originally posted by: Snarl

originally posted by: carewemust
About time Republicans show some REAL backbone!

When it gets down to the jiggy ... this is a vote for the RINOs.

I'll chalk it up as a win for the Government and the New World Order.

Does this mean we have another "chief" of justice to ignore all the injustice in the world?
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posted on Apr, 6 2017 @ 11:36 AM
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That's fine. I really don't expect any compromise from political leadership from now on anyway.


The "ideological gloves" have come off.


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posted on Apr, 6 2017 @ 11:39 AM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Done, senate affirm the nuclear option

But that is what democrats want it, right?



posted on Apr, 6 2017 @ 11:43 AM
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Well, whatever happens in terms of politics, the average Joe making the median workers wage will take it up the butt.



posted on Apr, 6 2017 @ 11:45 AM
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THIS is one of the reason why I voted for Donald Trump!!!! Woohoo!!!!! Finally someone is getting something done! Bout time.



posted on Apr, 6 2017 @ 11:45 AM
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originally posted by: intrptr

originally posted by: Snarl

originally posted by: carewemust
About time Republicans show some REAL backbone!

When it gets down to the jiggy ... this is a vote for the RINOs.

I'll chalk it up as a win for the Government and the New World Order.

Does this mean we another "chief" of justice to ignore all the injustice in the world?

I am afraid so. These people who comprise the government need to be tarred and feathered and run out of town on a rail.

I don't know when the SCOTUS went all-in-political, but it's time for a re-set.



posted on Apr, 6 2017 @ 11:52 AM
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originally posted by: Martin75
a reply to: DBCowboy
THIS is one of the reason why I voted for Donald Trump!!!! Woohoo!!!!! Finally someone is getting something done! Bout time.



geez, really?...having your garbage picked up once a week is "getting something done".....one thing about republicans, they can never set the bar too low.



posted on Apr, 6 2017 @ 11:52 AM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
abcnews.go.com...


The nuclear or constitutional option is a parliamentary procedure that allows the U.S. Senate to override a rule or precedent by a simple majority of 51 votes, instead of by a supermajority of 60 votes.

en.wikipedia.org...


And so it begins. . . . .


My opinion? It was going to happen sooner or later. Reid "broke" the dam on this option, so use it or lose it.

Let's move on to the next crisis!
I realy hope usa ready for the nuclear retaliasion



posted on Apr, 6 2017 @ 11:56 AM
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They're talking about it.
Not a move they want to make lightly.
It could play against them in the future.



posted on Apr, 6 2017 @ 11:57 AM
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a reply to: therealfreeworld

Oh my...



posted on Apr, 6 2017 @ 11:58 AM
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The question I have, is this;

Has it always been a super majority of 60 to pass or confirm something?



posted on Apr, 6 2017 @ 12:01 PM
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a reply to: Sillyolme

I am afraid that you are right, but it could be some congress changes to avoid the nuclear option ever again to be used.



posted on Apr, 6 2017 @ 12:02 PM
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Yes, but the nuclear option I think is only for justices? I need to find more about that one.



posted on Apr, 6 2017 @ 12:04 PM
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In 1892, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in United States v. Ballin that both houses of Congress are parliamentary bodies, implying that they may make procedural rules by majority vote.


en.wikipedia.org...


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posted on Apr, 6 2017 @ 12:06 PM
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originally posted by: Sillyolme
It could play against them in the future.


I agree and it probably will.

Sad that even a SCOTUS nomination has become so partisan that this has to be considered. The nuclear option has been used before but not for a SCOTUS.

Gorsuch really inst bad at all. I think the dems are wasting their time fighting this. Obama got 2 justices that IMO are far more partisan than Gorsuch without all this hoopla



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