Reid’s nuclear option smells like desperation

Welcome to Washington DC where the word “compromise” means to do what progressive socialists want. And now we find out that “checks and balances” is applicable only when modern liberals deem so, meaning when they’re not in power.

Today, the US Senate under the tyranny of Senator Harry Reid acted as spoiled children who have not been able to get their way and changed the filibuster threshold rule from 60 votes to a simple majority. It’s quite easy to simply say Republicans are obstructionists, but there was a reason why our Founding Fathers constructed the rules as they did between the House of Representatives and the Senate.

Unfortunately for Senator Reid and President Obama we have video footage of their positions as obstructionists and against changing the filibuster rule when they were not in majority, or against former President George Bush doing as they just did.

The Democrats claim this will apply for all subsequent Senates, but let’s see if that truly is the case if the Democrats lose their Senate majority in 2014. My assessment is that they believe losing the Senate may be the case and the race is on to do as much damage — the nuclear option –and put in place as many of their administrative minions, especially judges, as possible.

Just imagine if the GOP had control of the Senate and did this, the outcry that would arise. It seems we’re sinking further and further into an unrecognizable America is based on the dominance of one party rule, dominance, and not the established system of governance for a Constitutional Republic.

As usual, when the news cycle isn’t in their favor, the Left shifts the topic in true Kansas City shuffle fashion, particularly as we draw closer to the failed repair deadline for the healthcare.gov website.

We do have one thing going for us America, since the Supreme Court ruled the Individual Mandate is a tax, in reality Obamacare is not constitutional, as no revenue-generating legislation can emanate from the Senate, only the House of Representatives.

The Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) has brought forth a case to that effect and it may reach the Supreme Court. Please be aware because since progressive socialists peruse this website, you can just imagine the scramble to prevent this legal action from seeing daylight.

Harry Reid’s action today just goes to reinforce the sad reality that we live under the rule of a narcissistic dictator who refuses to have his desires challenged.

You can be certain we won’t get to the bottom of what happened in Benghazi, since Senator Lindsay Graham promised to filibuster the appointments of Janet Yellin and Jeh Johnson until answers were forthcoming — after all “what difference does it make?” This is inexcusable and I will not accept any snide explanation from President Obama, Harry Reid, or the White House talking heads regurgitating carefully-crafted talking points.

We are seeing exactly what today’s modern Democrat party represents: a Stalinist-type regime based upon absolutism, intimidation, character assassination, and subjugation of any and all opposition.

A dangerous game is being played, one that does not end well for progressive socialists. The majority of Americans are not the progressive true believers and mindless foot soldiers who were micro-targeted in order to win an election. We see what is occurring and this imprudent and incorrigible behavior will not be tolerated for much longer.

If the elected officials of the GOP will not make a stand against these repeated power grabs — loyal Americans will, and do not be on the wrong side of history Mr. President. Your legacy may end up being the same as King George III. Barack Obama promised to fundamentally transform the United States of America, that is his goal. Forget being “likeable” — he is a Marxist/socialist destroyer of our Republic

Leave a Reply

55 Comments on "Reid’s nuclear option smells like desperation"

avatar
  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
bobfox321
Guest

Progressive Socialists = Liberal Democrats = United Socialist America

Sickening at best, criminal at worst. Where are our nation’s leaders? It is critically important that we VOTE RETIRED MILITARY BACK INTO CONGRESS. Once was about 65% now down to 7% and our country is going to hell.

Sterling Orr
Guest

Payback is a bitch. Soon to be seen in 2014. And may I say not soon enough.

jimhobson
Guest

The role of the Senate was to protect the minority from the majority. Now the majority rules all and we are no longer a Republic. We are one of the most evil forms of gov’t, a democracy. Majority rule with no protection for the little guy minority.

Andrew Watts
Guest

Well it looks like Democrats want to make sure there’s a huge Republican majority in the Senate with a move like this. They are committing political suicide.

Sherry Jones
Guest

The scary thing is, they may not be. So many people go dutifully to the polls and vote their party, without knowing anything about who they’re voting for or what the issues are. They absorb whatever the MSM spews out, then they just flip all the Democrat switches or all the Republican switches. Apathy and ignorance have done more damage to this nation than anything else.

Flashing Scotsman
Guest

Our best hope is that the old story is true. It’s the independents that decide an election. Democrats gonna vote Democrat. Republicans gonna vote Republican. What you have to do is convince the independents to vote for you, and convince as many of your opponents as possible to stay home.

Marty Monchak
Guest

I’m afraid we can no longer change this with the vote , our vote has been marginalized through fraud , It’s alright to make people get on line and sign up for healthcare , but it’s racist to have them get picture identification , what more do you need ? Really…

Jay Jay
Guest

Unfortunately Sir, they will be able to fundamentally destroy our courts by opining activist judges to the bench instead of Constitutionally committed ones.

Rick Thompson
Guest

Reid is a punk who gets his jollies pretending that he is important. Tis is just a ploy to divert attention away from the Obamacare disaster.

Jean
Guest

Heard somewhere today that this is a temporary thing so obama can get his nominee’s into place and then it will be repealed if republicans get the majority. Is this true? Anyone else hear this? What BS either way

Marshabar
Guest

Well said, Colonel. Let us pray for a good outcome. This could spell the destruction of a nation, Obama’s “fundamnental” change. If the Supreme Court goes any further toward kangaroo status we are in big trouble.

Patrick Mannelly
Guest

In a bizarre way I wonder if this tactic might come back to bite democrats to impeach Obama with a simple majority. That’d be funny!

Seabass120
Guest

As much as I wish it would happen, impeachment requires a 2/3 majority in the Senate.

savage
Guest

Is that you Head Knight? Good to see you on here.

Seabass120
Guest

Sorry, not Head Knight.

Rhonda Kelley (nee Williams)
Guest
Rhonda Kelley (nee Williams)

That would be awesome, but I doubt we could even get that in the present senate.

Albert
Guest

When you say you won’t accept any explanation to me that shows YOUR close mindedness.

Rocky
Guest
As if your comment does not display your close-mindedness? What Col West said was, “This is inexcusable and I will not accept any snide explanation from President Obama, Harry Reid, or the White House talking heads regurgitating carefully-crafted talking points.” If you rub a couple of brain cells together you can figure out the fact that the filibuster dissent exists to combat the Tyranny of the Majority. By making sure you can’t make a statement through filibustering a presidential nominee, you’ve done away with a time-honored method of gaining clarification from the WH and drawing attention to very important issues.… Read more »
George Thghost Steacy
Guest
George Thghost Steacy

Harry Reid is coming home to Nevada for Thanksgiving. Stop by and let him know what a wonderful Job he has done for NV and All American’s

MotherBatherick
Guest

With lots of big banners and signs…”UP YOURS Harry!!”

AZ Border Dude
Guest

Somebody needs find out the effects of 0bummerscare in NV, then fund a media blitz for target locations in NV to let those folks know what Reid’s role has been in it. Keep it tuned to the effects in those target locations.

Jim C
Guest

The problem here is that Republicans are not blocking the DC court nominees because of lack of qualification. They simply don’t want more liberals than conservatives on a court that is currently 4-4. Bush appointed 5 to seats on that court. Obama appointed 1 in his tenure. McConnell also has past sound bites saying it should be an up or down vote for these types of nominees. So this is political gamesmanship. Sigh. I agree though that this could lead to very bad behavior by the majority in the Senate.

Rhonda Kelley (nee Williams)
Guest
Rhonda Kelley (nee Williams)

I’m wondering if they are trying to stuff as many libs into the court of appeals as possible, so that nothing else will really REACH the Supreme Court… since they ruled that the mandate is a tax. Also wondering if they think they can make enough changes in the time they have left, to make it impossible for conservatives to ever regain the balance in future. This is their sprint to the finish…. better keep an eagle eye on everything they do from now on.

etb1
Guest

Not only smells like desperation but Harry Reid’s type of politics smells like something I stepped in while walking across the barn yard.

AZ Border Dude
Guest

He is from a very small town in Eastern Nevada where the only news is from a PBS station. It is about 60 miles from anything. He is probably rather familiar with spreading fertilizer around. Or throwing it at folks he didn’t like as a kid.

crawfordjim@bellsouth.net
Guest

I think Mr. West is absolutely right and I was thinking the same thing. As the democratic party unravels over obummercare, they see their deceit coming clear to Americans and they are bound to do as much damage as they can in the next year before giving way to real leaders from the conservative portion of the Republican party.

George Baker
Guest

Once we gain power we should impeach ALL of the people appointed under this illegal movement of Obama and his puppet Senate. If the RINOs fail to move, they will need to be repealed or removed by the states and someone who truly supports the US Constitution placed in their positons.

Zorbee
Guest

can GOP rescind the judicial appointments (if they win majority in 2014) that the democrat party puts into office?

AZ Border Dude
Guest

No, they can impeach but not remove outright.

Hubert
Guest

Unlike King George III Obama is here where we the people can get our hands on him.

SamR
Guest

Total desperation move by the Dems. The GOP was OWNING them. Check it out:

Filibusters of Exec nominees, by year:
1789-2008 (219 years, 43 Presidents): 86
2009-2013 (4+years, 1 “President”): 82

LIT UP!

Richard Knowles
Guest

You deserve what you get if you are too stupid to for Republicans in the upcoming election.
The Dems have the country in a real disaster mode .

SamR
Guest

I agree! So much worse now under Obama because he’s such an elitist! He’s all “oh, under me, unemployment is down, the stock market is up, and the economy is growing.” OOOOH well aren’t you special Barry! A REAL American would have crashed the economy like Dubya didi!

Jean Wilson
Guest

We need a nationwide recall movement targeted at Demo’s that are not up for reelection. Obama’s lies about ACH caused the Demo’s up for reelection to go against Obama. A recall movement should scare the rest of them. Only then will we stand a chance to impeach Obama.

AZ Border Dude
Guest

Yes, and since Senators are elected by the people they, too, can be recalled. So we don’t have to wait until the next election for a change.

Jack Buckmeir
Guest

bear in minf=d that obozo can be impeached even AFTER he leaves office.

wrenchmonkey
Guest

impeachment isn’t good enough. hard time is a better option

rte3hrbr .
Guest

Vote out all the Democrats! On November 4, 2014, DO NOT VOTE ANY DEMOCRATS IN THE SENATE AND IN THE HOUSE! 16 are up for re-election in the Senate and all of them in the House! I REPEAT, DO NOT VOTE ANY DEMOCRATS!! This will make the repeal of Obamacare and Impeachment of Obummer easier!

Sherill Weber
Guest
Does anybody remember in 2005 when the Republicans threatened to do the Nuclear Option? How Obama fought it and said it would be bad? Today he’s is now for it. Folks we have to change the Senate in 2014. Make the Democrats regret this move. The things that make me laugh about this whole thing are: It’s a sign that they are running scared with Obamacare disaster, poll rating 37%, fact that faked unemployment rate may have been fixed. Yes I believe that Reid may find he shot himself in the foot. A part of me hope he gets re-elected… Read more »
annarondac
Guest

It’s funny when you use percentages for president’s ratings. President George W. Bush got to 37% with the help of the media’s constant railing against him. Obama got there all by himself.

Sherill Weber
Guest

I agree with you. The media did help President Bush drop down in ratings. The news media today would never say anything against Obama, except Fox News, until Obamacare web site crashed and millions started losing their insurance. Funny Obama started dropping in the ratings and his loyal media started dropping Obama. Let’s give credit where credit is due,,,Obama had help in the dropping,,,,Harry Reid, Sebelius, Pelosi, Ezekiel Emanuel, Carney,,,need I name more?

Pat Nash
Guest

I hope and pray that more Americans are paying attention to what’s going on in this country. You don’t want leadership that will blatantly lie to you about his signature law and think that an apology is appropriate for the destruction that will ensue.

MotherBatherick
Guest

Thanks, LTC West for using Rules For Conservative Radicals:

Strategy Two: Support Initiatives to Reduce Taxation and…
Strategy Seven: Restore Constitutional Sovereignty and Integrity

Pssst…Up yours, Harry Reid!

Countrygal12
Guest

Well since Lindsey Graham is the one doing the filibuster and he is a corrupted NWO shill, don’t know what they are up to, other than keeping the “liberals vs conservatives” fight going. You all do know that is what they want? United we stand, divided we fall. I sure hope you all realize that there is no difference between the two parties. It’s time to vote outside the two party box! Vote for the Constitution! Vote Libertarian!

willie lee
Guest

I disagree. We have to aim to take the House back from RINOs and get a majority in the Senate next year. Sink O’s ship of fools so that he has to use exec orders, and fabricate disasters so the American people really see how much of a traitor he is. Then showdown.

robertdavidhummel
Guest
Sen. Reid…YOU, and your Democratic cohorts, and President Obama and His Administration…are playing a KEY ROLE of DESPARATION and DESTRUCTION of Our America. Answer this Question… Why are so many Veterans and Senior Citizens Committing SUICIDE? Is it because of the Devastation of the Faulty ACHA(Obamacare), the Dept of ED’s…Faulty Common Core Curriculum, and the EPA’s Volumes, Crippling and INCIDEOUS laws that have not been approved by the Congress….(Just to name of few of the RAMPANT CONGRESSIONAL ERRORS that impact Seniors and Veterans such as I), that are causing Fixed incomes to be devalued to a point that we Retired… Read more »
His Forever
Guest

So very right! Wow. I wish you were our President, so I could sleep better at nights!

willie lee
Guest

Frankly, we have to go after the media. Bombard them with the truth over and over again as it draws closer to election time. Use the internet to full advantage next year to convince people who rotten O and his Dems are. Spend time on sites pounding away, using facts to show where people are wrong because the fence sitters will decide how many Dems get re-elected.

Human
Guest

Globalists will do anything they can to bring on the one world government. They will not quit, so if we don’t like it they will push us right into concentration camp. Eventually we will have no choice but to rise up under arms. I am sick of the choices that I am left with!

American-By-Choice
Guest
Desperation? Smells like they have come to conclude, from the recent elections, that they’ve the means to hijack any election, anywhere, anytime… So they’re moving now to simply get the opposition out of 50% of the legislature. Now, if my thesis holds, the GOP will get shellacked in the ’14 election and that will be that… the signal igniting the first actual US Civil war will have rung in, said war. This be so due to the whole “Consent of the governed’ having been completely rescinded in the case of Americans, most of whom are presently in waiver now anyway,… Read more »
Sherill Weber
Guest
Anybody notice the news today??? Obamacare is being held up until after the election in November of 2014. I call that a desperate act. Do they think this is going to change public opinion? Do they think this is going to change the elections next year and get the Democrats re-elected? Are we Americans going to forget what Obama stands for and what he had already done to our country? I will not!!!! Next November will be a time for change and Democrats watch out. I will be out there helping to campaign against them. And I hope everybody that… Read more »
Connie Lee
Guest

They hope everyone will forget about it till the elections are over

Sherill Weber
Guest

Connie I made some changes. It’s the 2nd enrollment or premiums that will be do, that has been moved past the election in 2014. They are just hiding the fact that there could be a sticker shock on those premiums until elections are over.

Bryan Ewbank
Guest

Since filibuster of appointments is no longer “legal” … FILIBUSTER EVERYTHING ELSE, and explain why during each filibuster. No Dr Suess, but read the procedings that led to the filibuster.

Pat Nash
Guest

I’m trying my best to figure out what more Americans need to hear and experience before getting excited about kicking every last one of the Democrats out of Washington before we become the dust bin of society.