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As long as we have term limits, congress, the Supreme court, and free elections America will never become a "pure dictatorship". Democrats claimed the same thing when Ronald Reagan wanted line item veto power to remove "pork" from bills.
All Americans, regardless of party, should be concerned. This is one party silencing another. Removing their say in our checks & balances. You really don't understand what loading up the court could do do you? Removing any challenge to anything .
They don't want challenge to the right wing packing THEY have done! Bush put 4 in himself. THEY need checking!
All appointments went through normal rules of the Senate under Bush. The Dems did the same thing with blocking them. Hypocrites all of them.
If Dems blocked them, how'd they get through?
Do you know that they blocked 1/2 of ALL nominees in our history EVER? That's 230 yrs, and they did the same in 5.
Oh yea...that's normal. Should be obvious. In fact, is. Hatred and Obstruction, not gvt.
Are you aware that the Senate has not even attempted to confirm anyone? That this is a pre-power play before even trying? Find one blocked confirmation this year.
McConnell said he would block any nomination no matter who it was.
And that is what he has done. What kind of egomaniac does he have to be? And Boehner holds the immigration fate in his hands. For losing an election, they sure powerful
McConnell never said that and it isn't just his vote btw. They never even tried chris. Admit it. It's a power grab plain & simple.Boehner still holds it & this isn't going to help that cause.
Lindsey Graham said it too! and it's not a power grab, it's stopping one! Dems won, Dems rule. Simple. Bush won, Bush ruled. And NO ONE did this crap.He got War, tax cuts, torture, and Christian gvt. WE suffered then, and still do. Your turn.
Like I said, you're wrong. They did block appts. That is why it was discussed in 2005. Study it before you keep saying it isn't so. The rest has nothing to do with the nuclear option.
SS, Cornelia Pillard, Robert Wilkins, Patricia Millet, Mel Watt...that's 4 in just the past 30 days. I wouldn't be surprised if there were more, so not sure what you are talking about when you say they haven't tried.
They never voted on them. They said they'd fall short of 60. Plus the Dems blocked over 50 under Bush yet still had all that to say about the nuclear option. Hypocrites.
Obama said no one is blameless, however, the Republicans have halted the workings of gvt. This because THEY have most appointees right now, due to Bush. They dont want Dems being equal-they want stop Ds from gvt.All prez appt.:it in Constitution.
Um chris. the govt shutdown & appointees have nothing in common. I've already proven to you that the Dems blocked over 50 appointees under Bush. Same deal, different party. One elected a power grab, one declined it.
Not the same at all. Votes were taken when Dem blocked. Repubs stall and stall. It is called judicial emergency, and Americans suffer. Powet grab is R part.Attempting to prevent fair and equal representation. Rs have majority and we need equal rep!
lol It's exactly the same. Did the exact same thing. blocked, fillibustered and stalled under Bush. Exactly the same. Nope. Was a power grab then & is a power grab now.
Its not the same whatsoever. Democrats were not in charge of the House, and did not decide to bring it to a vote or not. It wa R house, senate and prez.Diff is-Dems have votes, but cant get it to floor. Ds did not have votes back then-they do now.
alright, done when u don't even understand what the nuclear option is. It is only a Senate matter. it is exactly the same thing that the Dems did under Bush.
And done when you cant see the diffetence! Rs policy is to block everything that comes from Obama. Not on the principle, but on order to to "gum up the works".Bush got 4 out of 5 of his thru, in proper time. How about now? Not the same at all.
Okay, thanks dashing. I understand what you meant then.It would have been bad for the country then & is bad for the country now. Point I'm trying to make to chris. Power grab is a power grab no matter the party doing it.
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This is not a "both party" problem, it is Republican party problem. Until that is admitted, we never fix it. Democrats had no choice. McConnell said his goal was to stop Obama. Period. That is not governing, that is voter nullification, as WE voted
lovemychris, You are right it's a Republican party issue (this time). However anyone who is not blind to party loyalty can see that neither party has ever stood on "holy ground". (Both) parties have always tried to make the other look bad!
It's not a Republican party issue. It's a Dem issue. Distraction from Obamacare diaster and pack the courts to avert successful challenges to policies. Wake up. Dems did the same under Bush but the GOP had the foresight not to invoke this option.
Great analysis dashingscorpio.
SassySue1963, It's a Republican issue in the sense that they're the "opposition party" while the Democrat party hold the office of president. When Bush was president the Democrats were the "opposition party". Hopefully this explanation is clearer.
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