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Senate democrats vote to change filibuster rules

Senate democrats vote to change filibuster rules

POSTED: Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 12:53pm

UPDATED: Saturday, November 23, 2013 - 12:26pm

According to CNN, Senate democrats voted, Thursday, to change filibuster rules in what is called the "nuclear option," making it easier for them to approve judicial appointments by President Barack Obama that Republicans have blocked.

The move prompted harsh criticism from Republican leaders.

Details are limited at this time, but KETK will update information as it becomes available.

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AUSTIN, Texas — Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz called on to make nominations to fill nine federal judge vacancies in Texas after a vote in the U.S. Senate to limit filibusters, it was time for Cornyn and Cruze to fulfill their duty to make nominations for the federal bench. There are nine vacancies that have substantially slowed federal trials in Texas. Neither Cornyn nor Cruz has recommended anyone in 2013. OUR SENATORS HAVE FAILED TO DO THEIR JOBS. VOTE THEM OUT

That new ruling an be EXPANDED. And if expanded the Senate becomes another House of Representatives. Not good.

The whole idea behind the filibuster is about ADVISE AND CONSENT. It is about making sure a more than 50 percent of the Senate really do want the Administrations nominee to be passed.

But since Reid and Obama have opened the door, so be it.

Hope for change in 2014. Lots and Lots of Democrats up for re-election. Even some in Texas.

Granted, open debate of issues presented in both houses of Congress is routine, but out-and-out obstruction of EVERYTHING a president proposes, including the finest, brightest and most qualified people for administration and court positions, is un-American...advise and consent does not mean one side or the other has the right to stonewall every single presidential proposal or plan to move this country forward. Your mind is closed, deaf...facts mean nothing to people like you.

The new ruling will work for both the Democrats and repubs in the future, but at least now the rabid repub/tea party clowns will not be able to run their mouths when outstanding candidates for administration and court appointments are put forth by the president...up or down votes without filibuster from hot-air balloons on the right-of-right side of the Senate chamber will be a breath of fresh air for this country and will put at least this form of obstructionism to rest.

Well with all the scandals Obama has going, inept leadership as well as management, so it's no surprise the Democrats, desperate to hang on to power, now throw the filibuster rule out.

But come election time, 2014, what goes around...will come around.

Hope for change in 2014. Lots and Lots of Democrats up for re-election. Even some in Texas.

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