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    Quote Originally Posted by Gelston View Post
    I don't know why she thinks she would have all that power.
    She herself wouldn't, but if Democrats controlled congress too they could pass some dumb ass laws.

    Or shit, with the way the courts have been acting lately they might just go ahead and let her do whatever she wants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tgo01 View Post
    She herself wouldn't, but if Democrats controlled congress too they could pass some dumb ass laws.

    Or shit, with the way the courts have been acting lately they might just go ahead and let her do whatever she wants.
    Even if the Dems take control of the senate, I doubt they'll have an unstoppable majority.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gelston View Post
    Even if the Dems take control of the senate, I doubt they'll have an unstoppable majority.
    I'm sure if the Democrats regain the senate they'll change the rules to simple majority. I can't imagine why they wouldn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tgo01 View Post
    I'm sure if the Democrats regain the senate they'll change the rules to simple majority. I can't imagine why they wouldn't.
    They couldn't do that without having an unstoppable majority though, at which point, why bother?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gelston View Post
    They couldn't do that without having an unstoppable majority though, at which point, why bother?
    I think rule changes only require a simple majority, which was how Reid was able to change the rules for federal judge nominees when the Democrats didn't have a super majority and how McConnell was able to change the rules for supreme court nominees.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tgo01 View Post
    I think rule changes only require a simple majority, which was how Reid was able to change the rules for federal judge nominees when the Democrats didn't have a super majority and how McConnell was able to change the rules for supreme court nominees.
    Then why wouldn't the Republicans have changed it? IF that is all it takes, why would it ever not be simple majority?
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    There is always the Nuclear Option, anyways, which doesn't care about Senate rules and only requires 51 to close a debate.

    Of note, it takes 67 to amend a senate rule. So a 51/49 house split even on party lines will never change the rules.
    Last edited by Gelston; 09-06-2019 at 08:04 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gelston View Post
    Then why wouldn't the Republicans have changed it? IF that is all it takes, why would it ever not be simple majority?
    Because both sides realized they wouldn't be in power forever so they didn't want to be the ones to change the rules only to hand off that power to the next party when they are back in charge.

    This is exactly what Republicans warned Reid about when he changed the rules for federal judges then just a few years later McConnell changed the rules and was able to put both Gorsuch and Kavanaugh on the supreme court without a single Democrat vote.

    At this point I think it's just a matter of time until the senate does away with all filibuster rules and goes to a simple majority. Republicans don't want to be the ones who do it but I don't see the current crop of Democrats giving a single shit if they are the ones who do it.
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    Who's next? Mr. Rogers?
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    Bernie Sanders promotes his latest surrogate Linda Sarsour, the woman hating, Islam extremist, anti-semitic hatemonger herself.

    Good job, Bernie!

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