Monday, July 15, 2013

Harry Reid Wants to Drop a Nuclear Bomb

...on the Senate.

While the Democratic leader says the fallout would be limited, even a targeted strike could have far-reaching impact, and perhaps forever change how presidents pick their nominees.

Interesting to compare what Reid is saying now to what he said about the nuclear option when he was in the minority.

2008:  "...once you opened that Pandora’s box, it was just a matter of time before a Senate leader who couldn’t get his way on something moved to eliminate the filibuster for regular business as well. And that, simply put, would be the end of the United States Senate."

Also:  "I really do believe it will ruin our country.”


edutcher said...

I think, when history gets around to Dingy Harry, the word "psychotic" will figure most prominently.

Saint Croix said...

They avoided the nuke today. The deal they made, the two recess appointments that Obama made to the NLRB back in December were fired. He has to appoint two new people.

An appellate court said his recess appointments are unconstitutional and I believe it's on the docket to be heard by the Supremes.