What is more important is the appalling disgrace on Republicans for blocking Obama's appointments to these government agencies that have left them leaderless and demoralized . "Finally, Democrats are taking action to resolve the problem.Senate Democrats frustrated with the GOP’s blocking of a string of President Obama’s nominees are seriously weighing a controversial tactic known as the “nuclear option.”<quoted text>
It's hard to tell who's MORE appalled - Democrats or Republicans.
Are you paying attention to what Democrats are saying? Even die hard Democrats? Their outrage is quite astonishing.
Actually, the only other time this has been done before - deliberately targeting the opposition using the IRS - was under the Nixon administration.
You know how that story ended.
The option — which would involve Democrats changing Senate rules through a majority vote to prevent the GOP from using the 60-vote filibuster to block nominations — was raised during a private meeting Wednesday involving about 25 Democratic senators and a group of labor leaders.
........Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), an independent who caucuses with the Democrats, said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) should demand a majority-only vote.“If we bring this nomination [Obama nominee for the EPA, Gina McCarthy] to the floor and there is a request for sixty votes, which we’re not going to get, I think it is time for the Democratic leadership to do what the American people want and that is to have a majority rule in the United States Senate,” Sanders told Democratic members of the panel last week." Check this out: http://delawareway.blogspot.com/2013/05/minor...