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  Harry Reid Grows A Pair, Goes Nuclear On GOP Obstructionis
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Last EditedCOSDem  Oct 07, 2011 10:13pm
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News DateSaturday, October 8, 2011 04:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionHarry Reid has apparently channeled the spirit of Samuel L. Jackson and decided he’s had enough of these motherf%^&ing Republicans and their mother%^&ing filibusters!

In a move that left the Capitol reeling and the GOP absolutely furious, Reid herded the mass of cats that is the Democratic Party and unilaterally changed the rules of the Senate to neuter the GOP’s ability to obstruct every single piece of legislation to death.

While the Senate Republicans can still force any legislation to require a supermajority of 60 votes instead of a simple majority of 51, once that number has been reached, the options for blocking legislation have been severely curtailed.

What Reid has done is eliminate the ridiculous practice of forcing votes on amendments that have literally nothing to do with the bill on hand after the bill has moved to cloture (been passed). Republicans have been abusing this practice since 2009 in order to completely break the Senate in an extremely cynical bid to keep Democrats from passing much needed legislation to help the economy recover.

Too bad Reid waited this long to do it.
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