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Senate triggers 'nuclear option' to clear way for Gorsuch confirmation

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 Ukshep    19,024

The Senate voted 52-48 to repeal the rule allowing filibusters against Supreme Court nominees, clearing the way for the confirmation of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick, Neil Gorsuch.
Earlier Thursday, Republicans failed to end a Democratic bid to block a U.S. Senate confirmation vote on Gorsuch a day later.

With ideological control of the nation's highest court at stake in the fierce political showdown, the Senate held a vote to end debate on Gorsuch's nomination and move toward a Friday vote to confirm him to the lifetime post. But with the 55-45 tally, Republicans fell short of the 60-vote super-majority needed to overcome the Democratic procedural tactic called a filibuster and proceed to a vote in which senators could confirm him by a simple majority.

Republicans were set to immediately move to hold a vote on changing long-standing Senate rules in order to prohibit filibusters against Supreme Court nominees.

The rule change, which requires a simple majority, has been dubbed the "nuclear option" because it has been considered an extreme break with Senate traditions, and Trump has encouraged McConnell to "go nuclear."

"The nuclear option was used by Senator McConnell when he stopped Merrick Garland. What we face today is the fallout," Democratic Senator Richard Durbin said on the Senate floor.

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 Quick1966    1,188

This isn't a surprise to anyone was it? The Dems were just pretending they could do anything when in reality this is what was going to happen and they knew it.

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 Ukshep    19,024
1 hour ago, Quick1966 said:

This isn't a surprise to anyone was it? The Dems were just pretending they could do anything when in reality this is what was going to happen and they knew it.

Not a surprise to me. Not at all! I just would have thought they would at least be unpredictable. It's all so normal for them to screw people.

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 Kadosh    336
1 hour ago, Quick1966 said:

This isn't a surprise to anyone was it? The Dems were just pretending they could do anything when in reality this is what was going to happen and they knew it.

And you know damn well that the Dems would have done exactly the same thing if Hitlery had won the White House!  Friggin' hypocrites!

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 Quick1966    1,188
2 minutes ago, Kadosh said:

And you know damn well that the Dems would have done exactly the same thing if Hitlery had won the White House!  Friggin' hypocrites!

Hell the reason the nuclear option exists is because of the Dems!

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 Cinnamon    21,931
9 minutes ago, Quick1966 said:

Hell the reason the nuclear option exists is because of the Dems!

This whole thing is kind of like someone taking your gun away from you and shooting you with it. lol

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 Quick1966    1,188
Just now, Cinnamon said:

This whole thing is kind of like someone taking your gun away from you and shooting you with it. lol

:laughl:Your right!! Lol!

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 Kadosh    336

Can you just imagine what the Dems will do with this power if they ever retake Congress? God forbid! :blueguy:

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 Cinnamon    21,931
45 minutes ago, Kadosh said:

Can you just imagine what the Dems will do with this power if they ever retake Congress? God forbid! :blueguy:

Yep. Horrors. 

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 Kadosh    336
16 minutes ago, Cinnamon said:

Yep. Horrors. 

That being said, I don't see the Dems ever retaking power. Government as we've known it is soon to be dissolved, one way or another.

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 Cinnamon    21,931
1 minute ago, Kadosh said:

That being said, I don't see the Dems ever retaking power. Government as we've known it is soon to be dissolved, one way or another.

It seems that way to me, too. Boiling frogs. But now, I feel the heat! 

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 Mindzen    271

It's a trap.

1) Gorsuch will be confirmed (eventually), and the D's will have won because Trump will have replaced a ultra conservative (Scalia) with a moderate liberal judge. Gorsuch is not even close to a Scalia replacement and the D's know this. 

2) If Gorsuch pulls a Roberts (Obamacare) on an important vote (either voluntarily or because of blackmail) , Trump will be blamed and hurt his re-election effort.

3) In 4 years, when the D's win the Presidency, they can replace one/multiple of their ultra liberal judges who will step down because of age and nominate ULTRA left people to replace them, maybe even a Muslum one. R's won't be able to fillibuster, the D's with make deals/blackmail R's to get the votes.

4) When its all said and done, The D's will have a couple of their ultra liberal OLD judges replaced by ultra liberal YOUNG judges AND have a moderate liberal judge instead of a Scalia.

WINNING!

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