Senate Democrats shut down minority's voice in the senate.

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    Democrats Invoke ‘Nuclear Option’ in Senate - ABC News


    I just hope they don't complain if republicans control the senate in the near future....this bill means that if the dems are in the minority in the future they have no voice either, truly shameful.
     
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    The "nuclear option" should be eliminated to end these shennanigans for either party.
     
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    I agree. I dont want the dems silenced or the reps silenced just because they are in the minority.
     
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    maybe they should have stopped filibustering every bill and stopped blocking every appointment before this happened?

    just saying...
     
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    oh no! what you want is one party rule, quit pretending. And,, secondly.. I think it defines the desperation of the demonRats and ya know what I always say... ya reaps what ya sows. the demonRats are gonna reap what they been sowing.. count on it.
     
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    What's it say about his disaster of a jobs bill when his own majority senate is avoiding it like the plague?
     
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    There's another thread in the Congress forum, same subject, that I started. Maybe merge 'em?

    I get Jillian's point about blocking everything, but the dems do exactly the same thing when they're in the minority, let's not pretend that this is confined to one side. What we should have is some degree of cooperation and compromises, which the dems pretty much scuttled when they had a super majority and rammed things through without trying to work at all with the repubs, other than trying to pick off one person so they could claim it was bi-partisan. Hard to blame the repubs for not going along with the dems after that, especially since pretty much everything the dems want to do is antithetical tot he GOP point of view.
     
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    You mean the Democrats are finally playing hardball? Good for them, it's about time:clap2:
     
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    No, they did not. The nuclear option does not exist and so it would be kind of hard to use it. It would be kind of hard to repeal it too for the same reason. If by "nuclear option" you mean passing something by a majority of less than 60 votes that's not called the nuclear option, that's called the way it's supposed to work
     
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