On Thursday, November 21, 2013, the United States Senate, led by the most controversial anti-American in Congress, Senator Harry Reid, Democrat of Nevada, cast aside the rule of laws of more than 200 years since the Senate was initially formed as stated by a Democratic pollster, Patrick Caddell on FoxNews.com.
Ironically, Caddell has done pollster work for President Jimmy Carter, wannabee presidents Gary Hart and Joe Biden, as well as others of his Party. And also ironically, the votes on the removal of basic protections for issues’ deliberations as opposed to outright absence of democracy principles, contained three other Democrat senators who voted for the country’s people and not their party leaders, (Levin, MI; Manchin, WV; Prior, AR).
Republican Senators voted unanimously in favor of retaining the checks and balances of of judicial appointments that has been the rule since the Senate became the third element of the federal government along with the Legislative Branch and the Executive Branch.
The power grabbing tactics of Harry Reid in directing a vote to dismiss vote cloture which required a 60 percent favorable vote to stop debate, the main principle for which the Senate was created, are purely not in the general good interests of the people as a whole.
Dick Morris published online at DickMorris.com on November 21, 2013, “Obama And Reid Stage De Facto Coup D’Etat” telling how “Over the past several years, conservatives have complained that President Obama was usurping power disregarding Congress and the Constitution and governing by decree. But on Thursday, (Nov.21), there was a virtual coup d’état on the floor of the U.S. Senate when the Democrats—in a party-line vote—stripped the Republicans of any role in judicial confirmations.”
Such an action is not immediately known to me to qualify to be an impeachable offense, but impeachable or not, it is an heinous action of the most scurrilous and putrid stench arousing nature. NOW, IT STINKS worse than a skunk’s perfume in the face of your pet canine which normally sleeps close to you at night.
Those two, Obama and Reid, are light years beyond the feculence and malodor of a skunk. Between Obama’s constant and tiresome lying smirk and Reid’s nasty ‘if looks could kill’ grimace, the Democrat Party does not need Satan to stand in for any photo-ops; those two could clear out a room in two nano-seconds by just standing in it.
Morris went on to state: “Added to an earlier measure that eliminated their (Republicans) role in confirmations of appointments to executive branch agencies, Reid and Obama have turned the confirmation process—an essential element in the checks and balances enumerated in the Constitution—into a meaningless ritual.
“Until Thursday, confirmations to judicial positions required the assent of 60 Senators to bring them to the floor for a vote. With the Democrats holding 55 seats—five short of a “super-majority”, this check and balance stopped the appointment of ultra-radical judges and inhibited Obama’s efforts to stack the courts with like-minded judges, just as it had stopped Bush and every president before him.
“But by a simple majority vote, Reid has changed the rules so that a simple majority is enough to confirm any judge other than a Supreme Court nominee.