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    The Nuclear Option

    I see that the Democrats have the 41 votes in the Senate that give them the power to filibuster the Gorsuch nomination. I also see that the Republicans have the 51 votes needed to exercise the "Nuclear Option". CSPAN may become the network for drama.

    I hope for all our sakes that somebody explains to the President what "nuclear option" means.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LDAHL View Post
    I see that the Democrats have the 41 votes in the Senate that give them the power to filibuster the Gorsuch nomination. I also see that the Republicans have the 51 votes needed to exercise the "Nuclear Option". CSPAN may become the network for drama.

    I hope for all our sakes that somebody explains to the President what "nuclear option" means.
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    Don't worry, Ivanka now has an office in the West Wing. She will hide the red button, I have faith in that girl.

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    This red button?


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    And that was, in fact, easy. Get ready for the next democratic president to put a lesbian latina abortion doctor on the sipreme court in a 52/48 party line vote. No president will ever again strive to pick a centrist like merreick garland in the hopes of getting bipartisan support.

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    Is that necessarily a bad thing? It could be that the Court would be better served by a wider assortment of diverse perspectives.

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    I don't for a minute believe the democrats would not have done to same thing in the same position. they need to go back to fistfights in the senate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flowerseverywhere View Post
    I don't for a minute believe the democrats would not have done to same thing in the same position. they need to go back to fistfights in the senate.

    A CSPAN, pay per view event....
    Ultimate congressional cage match, bust a brawl weekend. The Filibuster from down under (the dome).

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    Our Republican Senator spoke at length to justify it, saying essentially a vote for Supreme Court Justice now works the same way it used to several years ago. It is impossible for me to know how much of a spin this is and how much it is commn sense, but he spoke convincingly, for what it is worth.
    Last edited by iris lilies; 4-7-17 at 10:28am.

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    I am really sick of both parties at this point. In the old days both parties would compromise and work together on things that were important.

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