Two Words: Nuclear Option

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    Senate Republicans don't even represent 40% of the nations population.

    Due to the fact that most of them are from small population states, in total, Senate Republicans represent about 25% of the population.

    The fact that representatives of 25% of the population can stop legislation from passing is disgusting.

    It's time for the "Nuclear Option".

    It's completely constitutional, and has been a long time in coming.

    Hell, it should have happened in 1957, the first time it was proposed.
     
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    So your on record that the Democrats want to nuke America.

    Just making sure. After all, when you make up shit like that, I need to have some clarification of where you stand.
     
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    The Democrats sure were singing a different tune when they were in the minority and obstructing everything the GOP wanted to do.

    Guess that is okay though, huh?
     
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    I hope that was a facetious comment.

    In case it wasn't, the "Nuclear Option" was the term used to describe taking away the ability filibuster by changing the Senate Rules. Thus making legislation passable by a majority.
     
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    Two words (sorta): GOP landslide
     
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    I know what it meant. I remember the screams from the Democrats when the Republicans were thinking of changing the rules so that they did not have to have a 60 vote majority.

    In fact, I think the howls of outrage can still be heard echoing over the Alps somewhere.
     
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    Legislation got passed. The Republicans didn't use the "Nuclear Option" because the Democrats didn't filibuster.
     
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    I don't think so. I think that today's voters appreciate strength of character more than anything else, and abhor weakness.

    I think the Democrats should just put the Nuclear Option through. Don't even debate it. Just make it happen.
     
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    So you are going to deliberately ignore the point I made.
     
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    And in my personal opinion, it is absolutely INSANE that 25% of the population should be able to stop all legislation dead in it's tracks because of some BS filibuster rule.

    In the House, where representation is actually based on population, a much stronger version of the health care legislation passed, easily.
     

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