Friday, February 13, 2015

Authoritarian takeover almost complete: Senate Filibuster Rules will be eliminated once we have a Republican President!

I've been saying all along Republicans will stop at nothing to push their agenda down the throats of the American public once they take control of the government. They've done it in GOP dominated states. In Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker viewed the massive statewide protests to bust up the public unions as "left wing intimidation," and not a First Amendment right. 
“…the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
Walker said he would run for president if the senate flipped to Republicans. I wonder why he said that?

Well it’s only February, 2 months in, and the Republican majority is already talking about dumping the filibuster. Total U.S. one party dominance is the name of the game, and then the world (boots on the ground everywhere). Does anyone else feel the same amount of unease about the GOP plans? They haven’t exactly kept their plans a secret? We’re not talking about a piecemeal approach like the one taken by the Democrats over judicial appointments. Democrats would never have done away with the filibuster completely, and that’s my point here. Republicans will. The Hill:
House conservatives push McConnell to gut filibuster: A growing number of House GOP conservatives are pressuring Mitch McConnell on Thursday to invoke the "nuclear option" and change the chamber's rules to pass a bill defunding President Obama's executive actions on immigration.

Reps. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho) and Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.) said … that the executive actions merited something as dramatic as a change to the Senate's long-standing rules. They argue that spending bills should only need 51 votes, instead of 60. Huelskamp agreed. "I don't think Mitch McConnell should let the Senate rules trump the Constitution," the Kansan said.
Shoes on the other foot, and all they can do now is whine:
"If we're going to allow seven Democratic senators to decide what the agenda is… 
I wrote the above rant this morning. And thanks to Chris Hayes picking up on the same thing tonight, I decided to post this. Leave it to the hypocritical Republicans to articulate the end of the filibuster, when the Democrats couldn't:

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