Nuclear Option Deployed – Now Democrats Have A Real Problem

The Senate has altered the longstanding practice for confirming Supreme Court justices after Democrats today blocked the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch. –00– As I see it – the country and in particular states have lost a tremendous amount today.  Not because the “nuclear option” as the last ditch effort was deployed but because the Senate has destroyed its official purpose to best represent the states and their interests. For years we have watched as members of the House of Representatives represented the winds of change and concerns of individuals; but always. we had hopes that the Senate which was to have … Continue reading

Nuclear Option: Your Health Care in the Balance

From   Michael F. Cannon, Contributor 11/25/2013 ‘Nuclear Option’ Does Enable Democrats To Ensure One-Party Authoritarian Control of Health Care Last week, I explained that the U.S. Senate’s deployment of the “nuclear option” — lowering the threshold for approval of non-Supreme Court presidential nominees from 60 votes to 51 votes — does not make it easier for President Obama to use ObamaCare’s Independent Payment Advisory Board. I need to add this caveat: during his tenure. The nuclear option does enhance the ability of the president and his party to control the health care sector well after he leaves office. It’s true that the … Continue reading

Airhead Reid At It Again.

Market Watch dot Com has the breaking story. Nov. 21, 2013, 10:59 a.m. EST Reid proposes change to Senate filibuster rules By Robert Schroeder WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Thursday proposed changing Senate rules to allow simple majority votes on executive and judicial nominations. Reid’s move, known as the nuclear option, comes following Republicans’ requiring several of President Barack Obama’s nominees to meet a 60-vote threshold.  If Reid’s proposal is approved Democrats could reach a simple majority with no Republican votes.   ~ ~ oOo ~ ~   The shenanigans of this S O S are … Continue reading