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… the Dems are bringing this on themselves [#abolish the Filibuster]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,January 19th,2017

.. good ol ‘ Dingy Harry Reid started this ..

.. so the Senate GOP should continue to bring the process to a conclusion ..

.. abolish the filibuster …

.. [h/t — ReclaimOurRepublic.wordpress.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. and then pass the bill …

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… How do We Reform the Budget Process [#politics]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,October 2nd,2016

.. there are several things that can be done …

.. [-] elect a GOP President , preferably a conservative . It will make things a great deal easier to reform the process when His Lordship is out of the Oval office …

.. [-] do away with the filibuster in the Senate — The Dems will know that the ” handwriting is on the wall . ” They will then fight any possibility of budget reform with every tooth and nail at their disposal . As a result . It will be time to say bye – bye to the filibuster …

.. [h/t — Newsmax.com.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post gnus …

.. return to a zero – based budgeting process . This will help a ton …

.. have programs automatically sunset after a period of time . No exceptions . The most popular programs [and the most necessary ones] will survivie . The fights will come over the far more debatable ones …

.. [-] a massive overhaul of government is in order . Yeah , our Government is waaaaay to big . It needs to be chopped back down to a far more manageable size ….

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… Temper Tantrum by POTUS …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,March 10th,2014

.. boy , oh boy , is Obama having a fit …

.. Dingy Harry Reid is having one just as big …

.. his nominee to head the Civil Rights Division of the Department of InJustice , law professor Debo Adegbile , was shot down today [Wednesday 03/05/2014] . The vote was 53 against , and 47 for the nomination …

.. Ouch ! …

.. effectively , the nomination is dead . The Senate GOP conference (all 45 senators) were unanimous against the nominee . It took 7 Dems to come across to vote against the nomination …. Does anyone think that the votes will change ? I do not …

.. [h/t — theGatewayPundit]..

.. [link] to the video segment …

.. Coons and Casey will not . Coons is from Delaware , and his state is dominated by Philadelphia ‘ s media market . Casey is from nearby suburban Philly ; he could never run again and have a realistic chance at winning . Manchin is a true moderate , and is from West Virginia ‘ s panhandle , running along PA ‘ s southern border [the Mason – Dixon line] . He is well aware of the Daniel Faulkner murder case .

.. John Walsh ? He is brand new , having been appointed to replace Max Baucus . His election race will be hard enough . Mark Pryor ? Dead Man Walking … Joe Donnelly (IN) and Heidi Heitkamp (ND) ? they cannot change , either , or they would get their heads handed to them in issue ads ..

.. other red state Dems will be under intense fire to reverse their support . Mary Landrieux is one . Kay Hagan is another . I would add Mark Warner (VA) , Mark Udall (Co) , and Jeanne Shaheen (NH) . They all voted in favour of Adegbile , and they are on the hot seat this fall . They will catch hell in issue ads …

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… What is He Referring To [Senator Sessions] ?? …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,December 18th,2013

.. Senator Jeff Sessions [R – Al] has turned into one hell of a senator .

.. He has made it into the G.O.P. leadership . He is the ranking member of (I believe) the Budget Committee . He may well also be the ranking member of the Judiciary Committee . Not bad . He was once a judicial nominee to the federal District Court by Ronaldus Magnus [Reagan] , and his nomination was filibustered (and thence stopped) by the DemoCraps . This happened to a fine man , one who would have made a fine judge . However , he would go on to bigger and better things …

.. Once Howell Heflin announced his retirement , Sessions sought his seat , and won it .

.. [h/t — http://www.RealClearPolitics.com] ..

.. [link] to the a/v

.. Sessions made an appearance on the Mark Levin radio show . What he was referring to was a provision in the recent Budget agreement , one that only applies to the Senate . It was one that the DemoCraps , I think , wanted dearly .

.. It changes Senate rules , temporarily . For purposes of the current environoment , it allows only 50 votes to waive provisons of the upcoming Budget Act for spending [but , not for tax cuts , i will bet] .

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… the U.S. Senate , try a Loonie Bin …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,July 11th,2013

[h/t — the OtherMcCain]

.. As far-fetched as that scenario may seem, no one in 1965 ever imagined that claims of “discrimination” and “sexual harassment” — and the fear of such claims — would result in the situation now so widespread, where lawsuits and threats of lawsuits are a sort of constant threat of blackmail, where disgruntled employees make complaints knowing full well that companies are reluctant to go to court to defend against such claims. Instead, nine times out of 10, the complaining employee is given what’s informally called “go away money,” a settlement usually equivalent to a year’s salary, just so the company can rid itself of the legal nuisance.

.. Oh, and guess what happens to your insurance premiums when “non-discrimination” means that you must hire transsexuals and cover the cost of their surgery and other treatments?

.. People who shrug their shoulders about ENDA and other such nonsense, or who hesitate to denounce it because they don’t want to seem prejudiced, have no idea how all this talk about “fairness” and equality” actually operates, once it becomes law and people start getting sued or fired over flimsy claims of “discrimination.”

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… Does Dingy Harry Have a Death Wish (Again ?!?!?) …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,July 10th,2013

.. Well , it is july , and the United States Senate has returned to session . There are judicial nominations that are pending before the body . Even more so , there are Executive Nominations pending before the body . And , Dingy Harry Reid is presented with a quandry ?

.. for the United States Senate to function , there must be collegiality . Comity and civility would also be helpful . An all – out pissing match power struggle in the body would not be a great idea . Yet , that is what could well happen , say , likely will happen if Dingy Harry sets off the so – called ” nuclear option . ”

.. I call it “so – called , ” because the rules of the body are very specific . It takes a 2/3rd majority of all senators (or , 67 senators) to change what are the Standing Rules of the Senate . Reid wants to “nuke” it , and effect a change in the rules with only 51 votes , or , if need be , 50+VPOTUS . If he does , it will make things right now look like a garden party , by comparison .

.. It will be next to impossible to get anything done , at all .

.. The proximate cause is nominations to federal positions. Republicans have approved more than 1,500 of Obama’s nominees , but are holding up a handful of the most controversial ones , and for good reason . There have been several radical and out-of-line ones , such as nominees to the National Labor Relations Board and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The NLRB under Obama has become a radical tool in the firm grip of Big Labor. The CFPB is a new creature spawned in the ill-advised Dodd-Frank legislation. The nation is just fine without either one operating at full capacity.

.. The actual cause is that the Democrats want one-party rule by fiat . Obama has tested the waters on that front several times, both by issuing recess appointments when Congress was not even in recess, and most recently by declaring that ObamaCare’s employer mandate will not be enforced when the law he signed requires it, on January 1, 2014. That move was entirely political, to avoid the pain that enforcement would inflict during the 2014 mid-term elections. It was also flagrantly illegal, as the language of the law leaves no room for this maneuver. The Republican-controlled House is investigating, but of course the Democrat-controlled Senate doesn’t care. Congress in control of either party once defended its institutional powers, but under Reid, the Senate puts the Democratic Party’s prerogatives above all.

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