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Democrats nuked the ratchet

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 22, 2013 at 7:00am 11/22/2013 at 7:00am

The seemingly inexorable march towards economic socialism and political statism has been accomplished through legislative and judicial ratchets which, once established, were all but impossible to reverse in part because the filibuster helped lock in the agenda and those supporting the agenda.

Because of the ratchet, the nation moved only in one direction:...

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Nuclear Option Watch (Update – BOOM!)

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 10:50am 11/21/2013 at 10:50am

UPDATE:

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White House gave false “can’t stand to look at you” meme to Harry Reid, who gave it to Durbin, who went public

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 3:21pm 10/24/2013 at 3:21pm

Mandy noted the other day, WH spox denies Sen. Durbin claim House GOPer told Obama “I cannot even stand to look at you”.

It gets more interesting.

It turns out that Dick Durbin wasn’t “lying” if by lying you mean saying something he knew to be untrue.  It was curious why Durbin would...

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The Grand Old Punching Bag Party

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 9:44pm 10/12/2013 at 9:44pm

Joel Pollak at Breitbart.com writes, Liberal Intolerance: You Believe What?:

I was at a dinner recently where I happened to be seated at a table with new acquaintances of the liberal political persuasion.

We went around...

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Harry Reid blocks NIH child cancer funding even though individual funding used to be the norm

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 7:44pm 10/3/2013 at 7:44pm

I guess this is no surprise.

The rising anger of Obama, Harry Reid and other Democrats has made it impossible even to come to agreement on funding NIH clinical trials for children with cancer.

Even though the children with cancer turned away were a major Democratic talking point until...

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Democratic Party eliminationist rhetoric gone wild

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 11:45am 10/3/2013 at 11:45am

Laurel documented the other day the extreme language and demonization of Republicans coming from the highest levels of the Democratic Party, The new civility: Dems turn public debate into schoolyard taunts:

1. “Unhinged” Arsonists (Wasserman-Schultz)
2. Insane People Who “Have Lost their Minds” (Harry Reid)
3. “People with a Bomb Strapped to their Chest”...

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Obama sticks to “no negotiation” position

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 7:00pm 10/2/2013 at 7:00pm

Well, apparently today was just a photo op at the White House.

Obama is still in a no negotiation mode. Instead, he’s deliberately trying to talk down the markets.

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At some point Obama needs reconsider hitching his presidency to Harry Reid’s fist

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 4:47pm 10/1/2013 at 4:47pm

Is there any well of cooperation on Capitol Hill Harry Reid will not poison?

His verbiage, and that of his colleagues, is vituperative to the point of eliminationist.

Now he’s leaking communications between his staff and John Boehner’s staff, in a move Roll Call called taboo:

Updated 11:30 a.m. | Senate Democrats are considering...

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Very little societal fabric left to tear

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 1:17pm 10/1/2013 at 1:17pm

The President of the United States, Democratic Senators, Congressmen, and mainstream journalists have called us terrorists, suicide bombers, insane and racists because we actually want to keep our health insurance and doctors, and want other people to do the same.

It somehow is considered illegitimate and terroristic that we are...

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Harry Reid and Senate Dems reject conference proposal – #BlameHarryReid

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 10:13am 10/1/2013 at 10:13am

The latest development.

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The culmination of Democratic dysfunction – #BlameHarryReid

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 30, 2013 at 10:52pm 9/30/2013 at 10:52pm

Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.

Proverbs 16:18

There will be no Continuing Resolution tonight. There will be a partial shutdown of non-essential services.

All because Democrats refused to have Congress treated like ordinary citizens as to Obamacare exchange subsidies, and ordinary citizens like businesses on...

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House voting on new Amendments LIVE (Update – Done for night, No CR)

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 30, 2013 at 7:10pm 9/30/2013 at 7:10pm

Current status a/o 10:15 p.m. Eastern — House passed two amendments, Senate then rejected. Looks like no more House votes tonight.

House will simply request a conference with the Senate tomorrow. So Harry Reid gets his “shutdown.”

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#BlameHarryReid

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 30, 2013 at 8:30am 9/30/2013 at 8:30am

For a government shutdown if it happens.

The U.S. Senate is dysfunctional because of Harry Reid.

No budget.

No votes on most House legislation.

No nothing except his way or the highway.

We’re seeing it again in the Continuing Resolution and Debt Ceiling battles.  Because Reid has shut down and shut out Republican voices, the only way...

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Tomorrow

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 29, 2013 at 8:47pm 9/29/2013 at 8:47pm
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Harry Reid’s government shutdown hostage countdown showdown

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 4:07pm 9/28/2013 at 4:07pm

Harry Reid almost never allows up or down votes on Republican agenda legislation coming out of the House.  He has taken the Senate hostage.

A good example is the House Continuing Resolution which Reid would not allow to come up for a vote until Obamacare defunding was stripped out. He could...

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Will Obama and Harry Reid shut down the government over Obamacare?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 20, 2013 at 12:28pm 9/20/2013 at 12:28pm

That is not, of course, how the media frames the narrative.

The narrative relentlessly is that Republicans want to shut down government.

We’ll see how this plays out (I think I know).

Via CBS News:

House Republicans advanced a bill on Friday that would continue funding the government at current spending levels for nearly three...

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Senate cloture vote on Syria resolution to take place on 9/11 (Update – delayed)

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 9, 2013 at 2:12pm 9/9/2013 at 2:12pm

How convenient.

How abusive of the memory of those who fell, a clear ploy to gain political advantage from the significance of that date.

The vote will be on Cloture for the resolution, not the resolution itself. It’s an even higher hurdle.

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