Democrats Are Too Strong So Hypocrite Mitch McConnell May Gut The Filibuster


After Democrats have been dominating the Senate, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is hypocritically exploring ways to gut the filibuster.

The Hill reported:
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is opening the door to changing the filibuster in response to growing pressure from Republicans angered that Democrats have blocked legislation from reaching the White House.

McConnell has appointed a special task force to explore changes to the filibuster rule and other procedural hurdles — including whether to eliminate filibusters on motions to proceed to legislation. That’s a tactic the minority often uses to shut down a bill before amendments can be considered.

McConnell doesn’t want to kill the filibuster, but he is under pressure from his own Republicans to change the rules. The reason for this is that Senate Democrats have been too good at their jobs. A key part of the Republican argument for 2016 is going to be that they need a Republican president to advance their agenda. Republicans wanted to make President Obama look like an obstructionist by forcing him to veto lots of legislation.

The problem is that Senate Democrats have been blocking the Republican passed legislation from ever reaching the President’s desk. Thus, making McConnell and the Republicans look incompetent and not capable of governing.

The reality is that McConnell and the Republicans are in danger of losing their Senate majority next year, and time is running out on them.

Mitch McConnell lasted less than a year under some of the same conditions that Harry Reid struggled with during the majority of the Obama presidency. McConnell obstructed anything and everything while he was in the minority. Reid and the Democrats have not behaved the same way, but McConnell has been unprepared and outmaneuvered on every major piece of legislation.

Now that the shoe is on the other foot, Sen. McConnell is turning yellow and trying to change the rules.

McConnell couldn’t handle the heat, so he is trying to close down the Democratic kitchen.

13 Replies to “Democrats Are Too Strong So Hypocrite Mitch McConnell May Gut The Filibuster”

  1. McConnells been against this from the begining. Remember what he told dems when they suspended some of the filibuster rules for judicial nominees? That they may soon be in the minority. He knows things look bad for him anyway he deals the cards, but it’s the only way he can avoid getting Boehnered!

  2. Republicans are oblivious to the fact most Dems are excellent cooks, ask head Chef Harry. Mitch wouldn’t dare trespass in Hell’s kitchen, they’d baste him in hot sauce.

  3. So what, LET HIM, it will be their downfall. All this means is they will pass legislation, Obama will veto, and the dems will sustain the veto, THAT they cannot change… Then when another dem wins the white house in 2016, and we CONTROL the Senate, these is absolutely NOTHING to stop us, so PLEASE, Turtle man PROCEED!!!

  4. These republicans are so delusional that nothing surprises me anymore. I think it is a great idea to use the filibuster reform, since democrats can recapture the senate and hopefully the house in 2016 and start passing much needed progressive legislation. It will only require 51 votes, thus it could be 50 democratic senators plus the democratic vice president. The GOP is cracking up, and I don’t see a way they can win future elections to win both the white house and congress with their shrinking coalition.

  5. This doesn’t surprise me at all. What does surprise me is the fact that it’s taken this long for him to consider this move. I have a feeling things may be heading in a direction the GOP won’t like, but I won’t see proof of that until the election. Hope I’m right.

  6. Mitch McConnell is drawing up the list of hostages he plans to take as part of debt ceiling negotiations. With the debt ceiling approaching on November 5, the Senate majority leader is ready to make some serious demands in exchange for Republicans not forcing the United States to default on its debts:

    McConnell is seeking a reduction in cost-of-living adjustments to Social Security recipients and new restrictions on Medicare, including limiting benefits to the rich and raising the eligibility age, several sources said. In addition, the Kentucky Republican is eager to see new policy riders enacted, including reining in the Environmental Protection Agency’s clean water regulations.

  7. It appears to me that every act Republicans wants causes people to suffer , they are still the American Taliban . Make the name stick , use it every time they try to enact something that causes suffering . Make in stick !

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