Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell have come to a deal on filibuster reform. The deal is this: The filibuster will not be reformed. But the way the Senate moves to consider new legislation and most nominees will be.
From my email. Feel free to contact your Senators. Mine don’t reply to me anymore. Harry Reid is a lying coward, just like his boss.
On Wednesday, a volatile Harry Reid gave Republican Senators 24 – 36 hours to agree to filibuster reform or he’ll trigger the so-called “nuclear option.” The controversial tactic would allow him to change Senate rules with a simple-majority vote.
Back in 2005, when he was the Senate minority leader, Reid vehemently opposed Republicans using the nuclear option saying, “This is about removing the last check in Washington against complete abuse of power.”
Times have changed, and Reid knows that to fully implement Obama’s radical agenda, he must bully Senate Republicans into compliance, and he’s willing to “go nuclear” to achieve his means.