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Thursday, October 06, 2011

Harry Reid Nuke Option: Eliminate Senate Minority Rights

I'm not sure I fully understand all of the procedural goings-on here, but it's apparent that Harry Reid made a major parliamentary power grab today by eliminating the rights of the minority party to offer amendments to a bill unless he approves.

If this were the GOP controlled Senate who tried this under Bush, it would almost certainly be described as a fascist takeover. But frankly, I don't care. Change the Senate rules - it's a virtual lock that the GOP will take over the Senate in next year and I have no problem locking the Democrats out of the entire conversation of lawmaking.