by Sierra Marlee | December 6, 2016 7:29 pm
It’s always nice to watch people get a taste of their own medicine, especially when that “medicine” was used to keep you from having a voice.
“Do unto others as you’d have done to you” takes on a whole new meaning when you realize the balance of power could shift drastically and the precedence you’ve set could be used against you.
I guess we know which party doesn’t contain the forward thinkers.
Dems are now upset because they invoked the “nuclear option” to keep Republicans from voicing their opinions on Obama’s nominees and now Republicans are using it against them.
If you didn’t see this coming a mile away, you need to update your glasses.
That’s because Senate Democrats muscled through an unprecedented rules change in 2013 to weaken the power of the minority party to filibuster Cabinet-level appointees and most judicial nominees, now setting the threshold at 51 votes — rather than 60 — to overcome tactics aimed at derailing nominations.
With the Senate GOP poised to hold 52 seats next Congress, some Democrats now say they should have thought twice before making the rules change — known on Capitol Hill as the “nuclear option.”
They are planning on making the fight over Rep. Tom Price’s nomination to lead the Health and Human Services Department a proxy war over the GOP’s plans to to dramatically overhaul Medicare. They want to turn Steven Mnuchin’s nomination to lead the Treasury into a battle over regulating Wall Street. And they want to make Sen. Jeff Sessions answer for his hard-line stands on civil rights issues and against comprehensive immigration reform.
Senate Democrats plan to make speeches and mount objections to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s efforts to quickly schedule votes to confirm much of Trump’s Cabinet by the time he is inaugurated in January. Under the rules, they could delay votes from taking place for a few days at a time, temporarily slowing down the Trump agenda.
Sen. Chris Coons admits that it probably wasn’t the best decision.
“I do regret that,” he said. “I frankly think many of us will regret that in this Congress because it would have been a terrific speed bump, potential emergency break, to have in our system to slow down nominees.”
I would also like to take this time to issue a warning to the Republicans: Do not do anything you wouldn’t want Democrats to do to you in the next 4 or 8 years.
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