I’m curious what your thoughts are on reconciliation. Clearly you know that this can go both ways. A change in the Senate rules will change the character of the senate for ever. We are on the precipous of a constitutional crisis. The checks and balances which have been at the core of this country are about to be evaporated. The nuclear option is a fundamental power grab and I hope when the Republicans take back control, they don’t make the the same mistake that the Democrats are making.


6 Responses to “Reconciliation”

  1. urstupidnourstupid Says:

    Are you serious? A pure vote…straight up…is a power grab? How about 40 Senators roadblocking the will of 60? That’s the power grab to me. Majority rules, dude. What about when Repubs. filibuster EVERYTHING? I think the filibuster is the power grab. Why should a supermajority be required to pass legislation? Do you think 6 or 7 (instead of 5) Supreme Court Justices must agree to come to a decision?

    Would you feel different if 10 Repubs were voting for and 10 Dems against?

    And you don’t have to worry about the Repubs making the same mistake…they aren’t going to pick up enough seats to be in that position.

    BTW, I’m sure you know reconciliation is not being used for the entire bill–just for the changes in the Senate bill to match the one in the House.

  2. urstupidnourstupid Says:

    So…what…I’m busted? I can’t have my own opinion? Don’t you have one? Or are you just trying to catch a politician serving his own purpose? I stick by my opinion. When they filibuster EVERYTHING, this is what they get.

  3. urstupidnourstupid Says:

    ha ha ha ha, hee hee hee. you really have no sense of humor on these things sometimes. come on. you don’t find that just a little funny?

    In all seriousness, I’m not sure. What I’m curious about is why don’t the Democrats vote it in regularly and let the Republicans filibuster. Can they filibuster forever? I really don’t know how it all works and what the original intentions were behind all of these rules. I just thought it was a good set up because I knew you would bite hook line and sinker.

    I hope they don’t do it though because I hate Obama and his health care plan!!!

  4. urstupidnourstupid Says:

    What I find funny is that the Repubs usd reconciliation in the past, but are now crying foul. But seriously…why is a supermajority needed to pass legislation? That’s…uh….retarded.

    And they only have to filibuster for a certain amount of time…until the window closes on voting time. But nobody actually makes anyone speak on the floor continuously. I would. I’d say “you wanna filibuster? Have fun on the Senate chamber speaking to nobody for 36 hours” or whatever.

  5. urstupidnourstupid Says:

    I’ll have to read into it a little more. I’m just not sure. But rules are rules. The Republicans can always change them after they take power back in November.

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