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Mar 14, 2019 17:10:19   #
bahmer (a regular here)
 
GOP TO CHANGE SENATE RULES TO STOP DEMOCRAT’S DELAYING TACTICS
Steven Ahle STEVEN AHLE MARCH 14, 2019
The Democrats have filibustered just about every Trump nominee. That is because the rules allow unlimited debate. The Republicans are about to change the rules, likely in April. The rule change will limit debate.

The rule has remained the same as neither party ever used the rule to prevent nominees from getting a vote. No time limit has been announced and different members of the Senate are throwing out different numbers.

The filibuster was passed in the 1800s and President Trump has had more judges filibustered than all the presidents in the last 120 years………..COMBINED.

From Breitbart News

Article II of the Constitution specifies that all federal judges require Senate confirmation, as do senior positions in the administration. Currently, 1,200 positions out of 4,100 political appointments in a presidential administration are “principal officers” that are nominated by the president and confirmed by the Senate.

Theoretically, the Senate could use its confirmation power to keep seats on the federal judiciary – including even the Supreme Court – open indefinitely. Senators could also employ it to hamstring a presidential administration by denying a vote to presidential nominees for key positions in the government.

In fact, that is what Senate Democrats are doing now. Judges are being slow-walked, with more cloture votes being required in two years for President Trump’s picks than all the judicial nominations of every previous president combined since the filibuster was created in the late 1800s. Similarly, hundreds of the 1,200 Senate-confirmed positions in the Trump administration are still vacant.

After two years of debating what to do about this unprecedented obstruction, Senate Republicans now appear to have the votes to reinterpret Senate rules to rein in this practice. It takes a two-thirds supermajority vote in the Senate (67) to change the chamber’s rules, but it only takes a simple majority (51) to reinterpret existing rules.

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Mar 14, 2019 18:36:34   #
padremike (a regular here)
 
bahmer wrote:
GOP TO CHANGE SENATE RULES TO STOP DEMOCRAT’S DELAYING TACTICS
Steven Ahle STEVEN AHLE MARCH 14, 2019
The Democrats have filibustered just about every Trump nominee. That is because the rules allow unlimited debate. The Republicans are about to change the rules, likely in April. The rule change will limit debate.

The rule has remained the same as neither party ever used the rule to prevent nominees from getting a vote. No time limit has been announced and different members of the Senate are throwing out different numbers.

The filibuster was passed in the 1800s and President Trump has had more judges filibustered than all the presidents in the last 120 years………..COMBINED.

From Breitbart News

Article II of the Constitution specifies that all federal judges require Senate confirmation, as do senior positions in the administration. Currently, 1,200 positions out of 4,100 political appointments in a presidential administration are “principal officers” that are nominated by the president and confirmed by the Senate.

Theoretically, the Senate could use its confirmation power to keep seats on the federal judiciary – including even the Supreme Court – open indefinitely. Senators could also employ it to hamstring a presidential administration by denying a vote to presidential nominees for key positions in the government.

In fact, that is what Senate Democrats are doing now. Judges are being slow-walked, with more cloture votes being required in two years for President Trump’s picks than all the judicial nominations of every previous president combined since the filibuster was created in the late 1800s. Similarly, hundreds of the 1,200 Senate-confirmed positions in the Trump administration are still vacant.

After two years of debating what to do about this unprecedented obstruction, Senate Republicans now appear to have the votes to reinterpret Senate rules to rein in this practice. It takes a two-thirds supermajority vote in the Senate (67) to change the chamber’s rules, but it only takes a simple majority (51) to reinterpret existing rules.
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Harry Reid destroyed the collegiality in the Senate by using the nuclear option. This collegiality will never return in the lifetime of many of us - if ever! Currently a dozen weak kneed Republicans have sided with the Progressives to show disapproval of Mr. Trump's legitimate border emergency action believing their disapproval would stop Progressives from using the same emergency tactics for non-emergency causes if they ever regain the Presidency. How dumb can these republicans be? Have they not observed during the past two years that there is no limits to the dirty tricks Progs will employ? Remember the Kavinaugh hearings if you need a reminder? McConnell should go ahead and change the rules and confirm those delayed positions.

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Mar 14, 2019 18:41:23   #
bahmer (a regular here)
 
padremike wrote:
Harry Reid destroyed the collegiality in the Senate by using the nuclear option. This collegiality will never return in the lifetime of many of us - if ever! Currently a dozen weak kneed Republicans have sided with the Progressives to show disapproval of Mr. Trump's legitimate border emergency action believing their disapproval would stop Progressives from using the same emergency tactics for non-emergency causes if they ever regain the Presidency. How dumb can these republicans be? Have they not observed during the past two years that there is no limits to the dirty tricks Progs will employ? Remember the Kavinaugh hearings if you need a reminder? McConnell should go ahead and change the rules and confirm those delayed positions.
Harry Reid destroyed the collegiality in the Senat... (show quote)


Amen and Amen

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Mar 14, 2019 19:52:17   #
Smedley_buzkill (a regular here)
 
bahmer wrote:
GOP TO CHANGE SENATE RULES TO STOP DEMOCRAT’S DELAYING TACTICS
Steven Ahle STEVEN AHLE MARCH 14, 2019
The Democrats have filibustered just about every Trump nominee. That is because the rules allow unlimited debate. The Republicans are about to change the rules, likely in April. The rule change will limit debate.

The rule has remained the same as neither party ever used the rule to prevent nominees from getting a vote. No time limit has been announced and different members of the Senate are throwing out different numbers.

The filibuster was passed in the 1800s and President Trump has had more judges filibustered than all the presidents in the last 120 years………..COMBINED.

From Breitbart News

Article II of the Constitution specifies that all federal judges require Senate confirmation, as do senior positions in the administration. Currently, 1,200 positions out of 4,100 political appointments in a presidential administration are “principal officers” that are nominated by the president and confirmed by the Senate.

Theoretically, the Senate could use its confirmation power to keep seats on the federal judiciary – including even the Supreme Court – open indefinitely. Senators could also employ it to hamstring a presidential administration by denying a vote to presidential nominees for key positions in the government.

In fact, that is what Senate Democrats are doing now. Judges are being slow-walked, with more cloture votes being required in two years for President Trump’s picks than all the judicial nominations of every previous president combined since the filibuster was created in the late 1800s. Similarly, hundreds of the 1,200 Senate-confirmed positions in the Trump administration are still vacant.

After two years of debating what to do about this unprecedented obstruction, Senate Republicans now appear to have the votes to reinterpret Senate rules to rein in this practice. It takes a two-thirds supermajority vote in the Senate (67) to change the chamber’s rules, but it only takes a simple majority (51) to reinterpret existing rules.
GOP TO CHANGE SENATE RULES TO STOP DEMOCRAT’S DELA... (show quote)



After today's vote, the Republicants need to do something about their own delaying tactics.

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Mar 14, 2019 19:53:15   #
Smedley_buzkill (a regular here)
 
padremike wrote:
Harry Reid destroyed the collegiality in the Senate by using the nuclear option. This collegiality will never return in the lifetime of many of us - if ever! Currently a dozen weak kneed Republicans have sided with the Progressives to show disapproval of Mr. Trump's legitimate border emergency action believing their disapproval would stop Progressives from using the same emergency tactics for non-emergency causes if they ever regain the Presidency. How dumb can these republicans be? Have they not observed during the past two years that there is no limits to the dirty tricks Progs will employ? Remember the Kavinaugh hearings if you need a reminder? McConnell should go ahead and change the rules and confirm those delayed positions.
Harry Reid destroyed the collegiality in the Senat... (show quote)


McConnell is a pissmire. He has a special staff assistant to keep track of who he is whoring for this week.

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Mar 15, 2019 02:32:09   #
woodguru (a regular here)
 
bahmer wrote:
GOP TO CHANGE SENATE RULES TO STOP DEMOCRAT’S DELAYING TACTICS
Steven Ahle STEVEN AHLE MARCH 14, 2019
The Democrats have filibustered just about every Trump nominee. That is because the rules allow unlimited debate. The Republicans are about to change the rules, likely in April. The rule change will limit debate.

The rule has remained the same as neither party ever used the rule to prevent nominees from getting a vote. No time limit has been announced and different members of the Senate are throwing out different numbers.

The filibuster was passed in the 1800s and President Trump has had more judges filibustered than all the presidents in the last 120 years………..COMBINED.

From Breitbart News

Article II of the Constitution specifies that all federal judges require Senate confirmation, as do senior positions in the administration. Currently, 1,200 positions out of 4,100 political appointments in a presidential administration are “principal officers” that are nominated by the president and confirmed by the Senate.

Theoretically, the Senate could use its confirmation power to keep seats on the federal judiciary – including even the Supreme Court – open indefinitely. Senators could also employ it to hamstring a presidential administration by denying a vote to presidential nominees for key positions in the government.

In fact, that is what Senate Democrats are doing now. Judges are being slow-walked, with more cloture votes being required in two years for President Trump’s picks than all the judicial nominations of every previous president combined since the filibuster was created in the late 1800s. Similarly, hundreds of the 1,200 Senate-confirmed positions in the Trump administration are still vacant.

After two years of debating what to do about this unprecedented obstruction, Senate Republicans now appear to have the votes to reinterpret Senate rules to rein in this practice. It takes a two-thirds supermajority vote in the Senate (67) to change the chamber’s rules, but it only takes a simple majority (51) to reinterpret existing rules.
GOP TO CHANGE SENATE RULES TO STOP DEMOCRAT’S DELA... (show quote)


Obama had an impossible time getting judges confirmed, look it up... remember hearing about Merrick Garland?

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Mar 15, 2019 11:02:52   #
padremike (a regular here)
 
woodguru wrote:
Obama had an impossible time getting judges confirmed, look it up... remember hearing about Merrick Garland?


Once again you don't know what you're talking about! It's OK, we're used to it and most of us have an excellent woodguru. BS filter. Carry on...........

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