Re: George Will: Filibuster Change Could Lead to Outright Repeal of ObamaCare with 51 Senate votes
posted at 11/22/2013 7:38 AM EST
In response to andiejen's comment:
In response to ComingLiberalCrackup's comment:
"There’s no limiting principle in the principle they’re invoking, that is majorities should rule all the time. What this means is if in the spring of 2017 there’s a Republican president, which there could be, the Republicans still hold the House, and they have 51 Senators, they can repeal ObamaCare with 51 votes. And I'm not sure the people who did this today have thought this through."
No, they certainly haven’t.
If these Democrats and their media minions don’t realize that the change invoked by the Democrats – which is currently limited to presidential appointments with the exception of Supreme Court justices – will expand over time, they’re kidding themselves.
What Democrats with seemingly the full support of the liberal media have done is permanently changed the rules of the Senate allowing the majority to do whatever it wants.
Although this might lead to positive things for Republicans at some time in the future – such as the repeal of ObamaCare – this is a sad day for our nation when 52 Senators decide to rewrite how that Chamber works.
Shame on them and shame on all those in the media who think this is a good thing.
Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2013/11/21/george-will-filibuster-change-could-lead-repeal-obamacare#ixzz2lL4LNIJa
I read both the article and a few of the comments posted below the article.
Not to be cynical, but maybe Reid et. al. did think this all the way through. If things go the GOP's way, and leadership of the Senate switches to them, there is nothing to stop the Democrats from changing the rule back again before they are officially back in the minority.
Not that Reid would play politics with judicial appointments...oh wait...is not that what triggered them to pull the so-called nuclear option in the first place. Playing politics and blocking judicial appointments simply because they were nominated by Obama.
As one poster said just look to NJ. That is just what they did there. Remenber how Lautenberg was gotton in?
I am not condoning such actions...just commenting on the possibility, CLC.
I thought the same thing. But, I think the calculation is that if the dems lose the Senate, they will leave it in place, and browbeat the Republicans over it. the press will gladly shove the microphone in McConnels face and ask why he doesn't support the constitution or the principles laid out in Feb Paper 62 (I think it is 62).
As far as Reid and Obama: Coordinated effort by bad leaders. They are out to force this progressive agenda on people by changing the rules.
This is the moral equivalent of the government shutdown, only more effective.