Draggingtree Posted January 18, 2013 Share Posted January 18, 2013 Madison Project: Will Red State Democrats Abjure Their Principles With the Filibuster? It’s time for the red state Democrats in the Senate to answer the question Elijah posed to the idol-worshipers: “How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD [be] God, follow him; but if Baal, [then] follow him.” Senators like Mark Pryor (AR), Mary Landrieu (LA), Heidi Heitkamp (ND), Max Baucus (MT), Joe Manchin (WV), and Tim Johnson (SD) need to decide whether they stand with their constituents or with Obama, the gun-grabbers, the union thugs, and the radical environmentalists. As early as next Tuesday, Harry Reid is planning to pull the trigger on the nuclear option, which would vitiate the filibuster, prevent rank-and-file members from ever offering amendments, and end the ability of individual members to block conference committees. He will use an illegal parliamentary maneuver to change the rules of the Senate with just 51 votes. Upon adoption of the new rules, the Senate will essentially run like the House, with the majority party’s leadership ostensibly controlling the entire agenda. Yes, it will be the leadership of the Democrat Party that will control the agenda. So all those red state Democrats who claim to oppose amnesty, gun restrictions, anti-drilling and fracking legislation, cap and trade, and card check will have no power to stop such odious legislation – to the extent they really wish to oppose them. Harry Reid will have the capacity to immediately proceed to a bill that bans guns without the ability of individual senators to offer amendments. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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