Heck, What’s another Broken Promise? Senate Dems Vote for Power Grab
Nov 22, 2013
Well. . . Harry Reid has gone nuclear. Yesterday the Senate, with cheerleading from Democrats in the House of Representatives and our honesty-deprived White House, passed a rule that would strip the minority party of its right to filibuster most Presidential nominees. The move itself (known as the “nuclear option”) usurps the Senate’s traditional eye toward minority rights, and dismantles the republican form of deliberation for which the Senate is known. The truly audacious part of the Senate Democrat’s power grab, however, was their blatant hypocrisy. After all, in 2005 they voted against this very rule change.
Now don’t get me wrong. . . It’s not as if I represent, or belong to, a party that is as pure as the wind driven snow. After all, I think most people would agree that a politician of any party would likely be the first person you would meet (after lawyers and used car salesmen) if you were unfortunate enough to not make the guest-list into Heaven. But, given their willingness to break promises, there seems to be a fair chance that the politician would be a registered Democrat. (Especially if they’re dead, and from Chicago.) But that blanket charge of less-than pure intentions should hardly exempt Democrat leadership from bearing the slings and arrows of public outrage.