This was the most watched video of 2016 and I still find it fascinating.. I will have to start shag dancing in the new year… one way to get rid of the Christmas excesses… I have never heard of Shag Dancing until I was looking for today’s afternoon video… and it is soooooo smoooooth.. wow […]
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Dianne Feinstein On Filibuster Reform: Whoops
Posted By Jim Treacher On 8:35 AM 02/10/2017 In | No Comments
Most of the time Congress is boring and confusing, and the rest of the time it’s… well, boring and confusing. But it’s also good for some delicious schadenfreude, such as when our nation’s representatives outsmart themselves and then gripe about the consequences.
Remember when the Senate Democrats nuked the filibuster on presidential nominees, requiring only a simple majority of votes to end debate instead of a supermajority of 60? And are you paying attention to what’s currently happening to the Democrats, now that they’re no longer in power?
Are you unhappy about it? Even better!
Prior to [Jeff] Sessions’ confirmation vote on Wednesday, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) told Independent Journal Review that Democrats “have done everything we can under the rules” to oppose the nominee. When IJR asked whether nuking the filibuster was a good idea in hindsight, Feinstein replied:
“As we look back, it may well have been better to not have changed the rules.”
Yes, Dianne, it may well have been. But what’s done is done. Your shortsightedness is nobody’s fault but your own. Harry Reid is gone, but his legacy lives on.
I’d say “live and learn,” but that doesn’t apply because they’re both Democrats and senators. Ain’t no comin’ back from that!
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