Harry Reid’s ‘nuclear option’ clears path for Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees

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December 6, 2016

Democrats are increasingly antsy over the lineup President-elect Donald Trump has announced for his Cabinet, but they are also powerless to do very much to stop him — thanks to their own leader, Sen. Harry Reid.

It’s unlikely Mr. Reid had a President Trump in mind when he pulled the so-called “nuclear option” trigger three years ago, changing Senate rules to eviscerate the use of a filibuster to block presidential nominees.

Set up to help President Obama’s picks overcome GOP opposition, those same rules now will clear the path for Sen. Jeff Sessions to become the new attorney general, Rep. Tom Price to head Health and Human Services and two billionaires to lead the Treasury and Commerce departments.

Liberal interest groups are pleading with Democrats to fight the nominees, even though there’s not a lot they can do without the filibuster and against a unified GOP.

Despite that, those who helped Mr. Reid said they have no regrets.

  • Roy Fredrichsen

    The last I heard, Harry Reid had shit in his own mess kit and embarassed himself in the presence of others. That happens when senility sets in, or he dies in office. If term limitations is good for the President, then why not for congress, too?

  • metheoldsarge

    Be careful what you wish for because you just may get it. They didn’t learn their lesson on this. They now want to do away with the Electoral College. They may be crying about that in a few years.

  • Observant_One

    Harry Reid is circling the drain, and he can’t pass through it soon enough. Bye, bye you piece of scum.

  • Smitch

    Well, well, well, well, well…Harry Reid how is that shit-sandwich tasting now? Yum, yum, yum!

  • Mary Eleanor Urso

    What goes ’round, comes ’round. I just hope the Republicans have the fortitude to read and utilize the chapter in the Democrats playbook entitled “Payback”! Thus far Republicans have had a reputation of being pretty much gutless.

  • Askjrsk

    Good. If those who thought HILLARY was their best open to run for the highest office in the land are they are unhappy we obviously are on the right track. Reverse this and they are thrilled we as a nation would be in deeper trouble. Thank God we have been delivered from evil Thank Good for President Trump.

  • Walter Flatt

    HARRY READ IS AS BAD AS OBAMA. HE AND PEELOSIA ARE THE MOST STUPID PEOPLE THAT I KNOW OF, OBAMA HAS PLAYED THEM LIKE A FIDDLE AND YES WE ARE IN WORLD WAR THREE TODAY AND THIS BUNCH IS TRYING TO TURN THIS COUNTRY OVER TO THE MUSLIM BELIEF. IT IS TIME YOU CALLED A SPADE A SPADE.

    • Askjrsk

      True

  • retired4ever

    Just look at the picture of Reid, Pelosi & Schumer; don’t they all come from the left side of integrity & honesty? You’ve got to wonder who these people represent? Are we really that easily swayed by the these people(?).Term limits would rid us of these ………. whatever they are.

    • Askjrsk

      Right on. Limits on the Limousine liberal Especially racist Pelosi. She is disturbed by a black man in Trump cabinet. How’s that for two faced?

  • justinwachin

    When Harry Reid came up with this rules change I mentioned that the Democrat party would not always have control of the White House and the Senate. The Democrats’ fortunes have changed and they are going to get to experience their rules change as the outside party. Hopefully they will like it as well now as they did several years ago.

    Our Constitution has worked because the creators wrote it with the idea that their particular party/worldview might not always be in power. The Constitution was created with safeguards to protect the people from the excesses and power grabs of one political group. Harry Reid and today’s Democrat leadership are not of the same calibre as our nation’s founding fathers.

  • 1Davenportguy

    how do you like it now

  • Jean Langford M.

    LOL…LOL…LOL…”NO” THE REGRETS WILL COME LATER…(IF NOT ALREADY-LIARS)…REMEMBER: “WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND”…..LOL..LOL..

    • Askjrsk

      True statement

  • James in Texas

    He is going home to Nevada to destroy the state that hung him around our necks for years! Yeah, what goes around also comes around…………. But, I still understand that we have far too many RINO’s in the House and the Senate, we still have some house-cleaning to be done!

  • itsfun

    What goes around comes around.

    • Karll

      A fitting end to harry the hack’s career.

      • MoonBeamWatcher

        I wish Reid a very long life and total incontanence
        and loss of speech and arms and legs . . .
        just able to move his beedy little eyes from side
        to side while mired in his depends . . .

        • Karll

          I’m hoping his brother Larry Reid beats the snot
          out of him again!
          If you don’t know what I’m referring to, search on
          “Larry Reid AA”.

  • mort_f

    The Law of Unintended Consequences. Ouch!
    Next comes ‘I have a pen and a phone’. Elections do have their consequences.

    Perhaps after a quick cleanup we can re-establish Rules and Procedures that stood the test of time for over 200 years. Viva le Constitution, it was the best governmental document on the planet. Time to resurrect it as it was meant to be. As our founders put it, it was meant for honorable people, something that has been sorely lacking for the past 8 years..

    • Askjrsk

      Rigged elections and you get eight years of an OBAMAS. He only won because of FALSE NARRATIVES and FAKE NEWS.

  • gerald Hughes

    No regrets liberal dem bloodsuckers, good for you.
    Let us know how you feel when we put all of the cabinet members that we want in, All of the Supreme Court justices and rescind all of Obama’s executive orders and repeal the insurance rape.
    Keep in touch, tell us what you will do the next time you have a majority government.

    • Tiger

      You know I don’t mess with them anymore. I just block the obnoxious ones, which is 98.9% of them. Feels good to see the tables turned. But there is trouble brewing already with Ryan I fear the fence and the immigration situation will be put on the back burner.

      What I suggest Trump do is have a weekly meeting with the American people at the podium in the WH telling them just who it is that is stopping him from getting things done.

      • gerald Hughes

        I attend the Tea Party meetings occasionally, If I were Ryan or McConnell, I would upgrade my personal security, lot of people very unhappy with them

        • Tiger

          Good to hear. The Tea Party started out as a Mom and Pop movement but it has evolved into groups of strange people who are not sticking to the script. I am cautious of them now. It is absurd that a nation that wanted to come back from the brink is right back again with Ryan, McConnell, McCain, Graham and all the RINO who already are pretty much saying they will only push for Trump’ s agenda they want. They already talking no wall, no immigration halt etc. They are going to continue to drive our car to the edge of the cliff.

          Now Trump goes straight to the people. My guess when he takes office he will have a weekly briefing for America where he will lay out what he is going to do and then name the people that are standing in the way. Now when that happens, since most Americans concerned about security and the border and Islam there will be huge backlash on those people named. Trump also doesn’t need approval of Congress to stop the Muslims coming here from bad countries, nor does he need them to approve getting our immigration laws back on the books etc.

          His number one priority is the safety of all Americans and right now we are as far from safe as a mouse in the jaws of a cat. The cat playing with him until he gives the final crushing blow.

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  • randy jackson

    Dirty Harry Reid—-What absolute justice—–What goes around —–comes around—–you Bozo, birdbrain, ba$t@rd!
    This is absolutely perfect. Love to see the D-RATS get a wiff of their own tear gas. Regarding Dirty Harry Reidmeister, the D-RATS must be saying “Thank God that SOB is gone”. Bet that (under their breath) they’re also saying “wish Putrid Pelosi would join him). Here’s a message for the old hag: Don’t even think of joining your D-RAT compadre in Nevada, you’ll not enjoy your time here—–go back to the land of fruits & nuts!

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