What, you might ask, is a Nevada Leg Hound? It is our Senate Majority, a worthless piece of lying DINO crap, who just betrayed his party and an overwhelming majority of the American people. In short, he humped Mitch McConnell’s leg, whined, rolled over, ands played dead.
He could have gone nuclear. He could have forced senators to talk their mouths off. And he could have virtually dismantled the potent stalling tactic.
But in the end, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid refused to pull the trigger.
Why Reid decided to avoid taking unprecedented actions to dramatically weaken the filibuster is rooted chiefly in one main concern: Democrats, one day, will return to the minority and need the filibuster to block the GOP agenda.
Instead, Reid, known in the Senate as a leader far more concerned about keeping the trains running on time than his own ideological bent, focused squarely on what he considers his biggest obstacle: scheduling bills for debate and then moving on after the Senate has worked its will. The Nevada Democrat limited senators’ ability to stall the Senate from beginning floor debate and initiating talks with the House after legislation is passed. And he sought to speed floor debate only after the Senate has defeated a filibuster in a certain number of situations.
None of this goes nearly as far as filibuster reformers wanted — whether it was lowering the threshold from 60 votes to overcome a filibuster to 51, or actually requiring senators to go to the floor and carry out a stalling session… [emphasis added]
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The ridiculous thing here is his foolishness to believe that he is protecting the filibuster for future Democrats. If Republicans ever take the Senate again, you can be sure that their first order of business on day one will to eliminate the filibuster completely, claiming that is necessary, because Democrats have abused the filibuster during the Crawford Caligula Regime. Count on it!
Ed Schultz is as angry as I am.
He followed this up with another segment.
Rachel Maddow exposed Reid as the worthless liar he has become.
She also followed up with another segment.
I would like the complete list of Democrats who opposed true reform. Other than Reid himself, the names I am hearing are Durban (IL), Feinstein (CA), and Manchin (WV). All should be primaried, when they stand for reelection.
For years I opposed LBJ over the War in Vietnam. That said, if LBJ were Senate Majority Leader now, we would have filibuster reform today. When the Senate reconvenes in 2015, the Democrats’ first order of business should be to replace Majority Leader, Harry Reid, the Nevada Leg Hound, with a Democrat, who will use his or her balls for something more than staining Bought Bitch Mitch McConnell’s trousers. Reid just did more to prevent Barack Obama’s legacy than any Republican could have.