Reid-McConnell clash latest evidence that genteel Senate has turned into a fight club

Jul 14, 2013 Full story: Washington Post 28

The U.S. Senate, once considered the most exclusive and chummiest club in America, has in recent years been transformed into an ideological war zone, where comity and compromise have lost their allure, while confrontation and showmanship now pay big dividends.

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New PenisTouch -IPad

Glendora, CA

#1 Jul 14, 2013
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United States

#2 Jul 14, 2013
Wow thats a lot to take in.
Sterkfontein Swartkrans

Pennington, NJ

#4 Jul 15, 2013
alex jones is the darling of the tin foil hat crowd. He has even partnered with multiple felon kevin trudeau. He has zero credibility among sane people!

“Liberals hate free speech!”

Since: May 11

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#5 Jul 15, 2013
Obama set this tone! Reid is following Obama's led of no compromise with the opposition! Funny how they are blaming the GOP AND PEOPLE ARE BELIEVING IT!! Open your eyes folks!
Don Joe

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Jul 15, 2013
Retired SOF wrote:
Obama set this tone! Reid is following Obama's led of no compromise with the opposition! Funny how they are blaming the GOP AND PEOPLE ARE BELIEVING IT!! Open your eyes folks!
Don't forget how the Flat Earth society has been telling us for years not to believe the round earthers. They know the world is flat, just look at it. Open your eyes folks; and believe the GOP when they support the flat Earth observation.

“Liberals hate free speech!”

Since: May 11

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#7 Jul 15, 2013
Don Joe wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't forget how the Flat Earth society has been telling us for years not to believe the round earthers. They know the world is flat, just look at it. Open your eyes folks; and believe the GOP when they support the flat Earth observation.
THANK YOU FOR PROVING MY POINT!!
chisholm

Columbus, OH

#8 Jul 15, 2013
Reid's pretty worthless, but let's put the blame where it belongs - on angry, combative, dishonest, and partisan McConnell, perhaps the worst man in Congress today.

This is a Senator who announced his party's goal during Mr. Obama's first term - that goal being to prevent the President from having a SECOND term. If only his other plans had failed as badly as that one did..
chisholm

Columbus, OH

#9 Jul 15, 2013
Retired SOF wrote:
Obama set this tone! Reid is following Obama's led of no compromise with the opposition! Funny how they are blaming the GOP AND PEOPLE ARE BELIEVING IT!! Open your eyes folks!
Completely absurd. If you ever read LEFTIST commentaries on Reid and Obama, you'd know they believe that those men compromise WAY too much with Republicans.

Open your own eyes first.

“Liberals hate free speech!”

Since: May 11

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#10 Jul 15, 2013
chisholm wrote:
<quoted text>
Completely absurd. If you ever read LEFTIST commentaries on Reid and Obama, you'd know they believe that those men compromise WAY too much with Republicans.
Open your own eyes first.
Where? Was Obama care a compromise bill? Obama had 2 years of one party rule!
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#11 Jul 15, 2013
McConnell is so busy phoning in silent
filibusters that I don't understand where
he gets the time.

Anything but jobs.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#12 Jul 15, 2013
Retired SOF wrote:
<quoted text>
Where? Was Obama care a compromise bill? Obama had 2 years of one party rule!
You are so misinformed. Obama never had a filibuster-proof
majority. The best he could do is 59 votes in the Senate.
One short of stopping any filibuster.

Go back to your hog slopping.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#13 Jul 15, 2013
Retired SOF wrote:
Obama set this tone! Reid is following Obama's led of no compromise with the opposition! Funny how they are blaming the GOP AND PEOPLE ARE BELIEVING IT!! Open your eyes folks!
Even before Obama's first inauguration, McConnell was
already determined to make sure that Obama was a one-term
president. The Republicans had already declared was on
Obama's presidency.

Now who set the tone?

Jeez, how obtuse can you be?
chisholm

Columbus, OH

#14 Jul 15, 2013
Retired SOF wrote:
<quoted text>
Where? Was Obama care a compromise bill? Obama had 2 years of one party rule!
More nonsense. You don't appear to be rational.
Don Joe

Minneapolis, MN

#15 Jul 15, 2013
Retired SOF wrote:
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Where? Was Obama care a compromise bill?...
Not exactly a compromise. With a compromise, both sides get something. In this case; the right got their own program, which they created at the Heritage Foundation, by extreme right wing republicans. The GOP pushed hard for it to be adopted, until Obama said, OK, you can have it. The left, which wanted universal single payer, got nothing.

The program as designed by the GOP simply takes billions of dollars from the middle class and gives it to a few rich guys (Insurance company CEOs).This is what the GOP has been pushing for decades. Now you claim you got nothing? I appreciate that making such a claim is a negotiating tactic, but in this case, it is so over the top as to be self-defeating. No one would believe the Heritage Foundation creates programs for the left; or the middle, or anyone except for the very very rich.

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#16 Jul 15, 2013
Gary wrote:
<quoted text>
You are so misinformed. Obama never had a filibuster-proof
majority. The best he could do is 59 votes in the Senate.
One short of stopping any filibuster.
Go back to your hog slopping.
Between the independents that voted Democrat that only left one Republican to peel away and Olympia Snowe was more then happy to fill that blank.

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#17 Jul 15, 2013
Gary wrote:
<quoted text>
Even before Obama's first inauguration, McConnell was
already determined to make sure that Obama was a one-term
president. The Republicans had already declared was on
Obama's presidency.
Now who set the tone?
Jeez, how obtuse can you be?
When you leave the opposition party out of ALL major legislation. What would you think?
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#18 Jul 15, 2013
I can understand why - If I was a Senator I would tell Reid to kiss my azz.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Monday that Republicans must confirm at least seven presidential appointees they've been blocking if they want to avoid a controversial change in Senate rules as early as this week.

A compromise deal to confirm fewer than those seven will not suffice, Reid said only hours before a planned bipartisan gathering on the deeply divisive issue.

The Nevada Democrat again threatened to change Senate rules to allow simple-majority votes for presidential nominees other than judges. Despite virulent protests by Republicans, Reid called the move "a minor change, no big deal."

Republicans have often delayed or blocked presidential nominees by using their filibuster powers, which allow 41 senators to block actions in the 100-member chamber. Many senators cherish rules and traditions that give minority members far more power than anything enjoyed by minority-party members of the House.

A GOP agreement to confirm the seven nominees tapped for posts dealing with labor relations, consumer protection, and the environment would defuse the tension and allow the Senate to return to normal business, Reid said. He spoke at the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank with close ties to the White House.

Senate Republicans and at least one Democrat, Sen. Carl Levin of Michigan, strongly oppose his proposed rules change. All 100 senators were invited to a Monday night meeting in the Old Senate Chamber in a last ditch-effort to resolve the disagreement.

"The power of an extreme minority" threatens the Senate's integrity, and forces him to act, Reid said Monday. He acknowledged that future Republican presidents were likely to benefit from the proposed rule change.

"It's about making Washington work, regardless of who's in the White House," he said.

The proposed change would not end filibusters for legislation or judicial nominees. But some senators say a limited rule change now could open the gate for much deeper changes in the years ahead.

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said Reid's threatened action would "change the core of the Senate." He said it would fundamentally deny senators their right to question potential officials.

Reid said Republicans have abused that right in order to keep President Barack Obama from assembling his team. Reid said Republicans flooded Gina McCarthy, nominated to head the Environmental Protection Agency, with 1,100 written questions, and then complained about her responses.

"My efforts are directed at saving the Senate from becoming obsolete," Reid said Monday.

White House press secretary Jay Carney said Monday that Obama "supports Harry Reid and is appreciative of the support Harry Reid has given to his nominees."

"The president believes that the Senate ought to function and hopes the Senate will figure out a way that the nomination process is appropriately streamlined," Carney told reporters.

Reid and McConnell discussed the issue separately Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press."

McConnell called the Democrats' proposed changes contrary to important Senate traditions. "I hope that we'll come to our senses and not change the core of the Senate," he said.

"We need to start talking to each other instead of at each other," McConnell said.

In particular, Republicans have objected to a pair of union-backed members of the National Labor Relations Board, Richard Griffin and Sharon Block. Obama appointed them when he said the Senate was in recess. An appeals court has ruled that Obama exceeded his authority, and the board's actions since they took their seats are in legal limbo.

Republicans also have objected to Obama's pick to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which was created as part of Wall Street overhaul legislation that was opposed by the GOP. Obama nominated his pick, former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray, more than two years ago.
alan

Livonia, LA

#19 Jul 15, 2013
chisholm wrote:
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Completely absurd. If you ever read LEFTIST commentaries on Reid and Obama, you'd know they believe that those men compromise WAY too much with Republicans.
Open your own eyes first.
you cant open your eyes for they are full of crap from having your head so far up odummys ass!reid and Pelosi are the worse people ever but being full of liberal shit you wouldn't know this!
chisholm

Columbus, OH

#20 Jul 16, 2013
Retired SOF wrote:
<quoted text>
When you leave the opposition party out of ALL major legislation. What would you think?
The Republicans' decision came first, and despite that, Obama and Dems tried (too hard, IMO) to compromise for most of Obama's first term. They didn't get "left out of all major legislation" they did everything within their power to OBSTRUCT it.

Let's not make up stuff here.
chisholm

Columbus, OH

#21 Jul 16, 2013
alan wrote:
<quoted text>you cant open your eyes for they are full of crap from having your head so far up odummys ass!reid and Pelosi are the worse people ever but being full of liberal shit you wouldn't know this!
Thanks for your little meltdown, Alan, quite a nice surrender..:)

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