Holy shit! The right is about to completely freak out (and so will a certain part of the left)!!!
Via the New York Times:
WASHINGTON — The Senate voted on Thursday to eliminate the use of the filibuster against most presidential nominees, a move that will break the Republican blockade of President Obama’s picks to cabinet posts and the federal judiciary. The change is the most fundamental shift in the way the Senate functions in more than a generation.
I can already hear the screams of “Tyranny!” and “Impeach!” Blablabla. Well guess what, you spoiled little babies? If you can’t learn to play nice, you get your toys taken away. Yes, the Democrats filibustered nominees but they did it on the grounds that the nominee was not qualified or a raving loon. Republicans are not even contesting that Obama’s nominees are qualified, they’re simply blocking them out of spite and for sabotage.
For frak’s sake! Lindsey Graham swore to block completely unrelated appointments over Benghazi! Does it get any more childish than that? The GOP has abused the filibuster for years and all towards the goal of screwing Obama.
Remember, one of the best ways to “prove” that government is broken is by making damn sure it’s not working. Keeping the heads of agencies like the ATF empty is a great way to do that. Further, blocking judges is especially important because judges determine which parts of the Constitution the GOP can crap on and get away with it. Like Voter ID and Roe v. Wade.
As for those on the left that will inevitably whine that now the GOP will do the same when they take back the White House and Senate in some hypothetical future?
Are you thick? Have you been paying attention? Do you think, for a second, that the GOP didn’t have every intention of doing this the very second they took back control? Republicans have proven they have zero interest in governing in a fair manner. They have broken Congress in an attempt to reverse the last two presidential elections. America said, “Put the Dems in charge” and the GOP said, “Screw you, America.”
Don’t kid yourself. If they were to ever take back the Senate and White House, the GOP would immediately remove any and all ability for the Democrats to filibuster. Period. End of line.
Harry Reid is done making gentlemen’s agreement with people who are ruthless liars and hypocrites. Enough with the obstruction, time to let the president do his constitutionally mandated job. The Republicans can go cry to Fox News cause I’m not shedding a single blessed tear for those scumbags.