WHAT IS THE NUCLEAR OPTION?
The nuclear choice, that was caused by Harry Reid last Thursday, is usually characterized by the “puppet click,” however, not described. And there is advantageous cause for this.
The nuclear way is nothing nevertheless an exercise inside scam. A most of senators stand up plus vote for a reading of the Senate rules which is completely palpably factually untrue — plus which everyone knows is untrue. It is a lot like voting which “black” is “white.” However it is very lucrative considering the lay is enforced by absolute brute force.
In this case, 52 Democrats effectively overturned the ruling of the Chair which 60 senators were needed to shut down debate about a nomination — despite that 60 senators were clearly needed to shut down debate about a nomination. Like “you will keep the insurance,” it happens to be the latest step inside the work of demonstrable, indisputable scam for the cause of achieving legislative gains.
You’ll see the evidence which the perpetrators know which they are liars plus frauds: Originally, the “nuclear option” might, supposedly, just be invoked the initially legislative day of Congress. Next, following the initially day had passed, just for executive branch nominees. Then it applies to most executive plus judicial nominees.
The vote supposedly didn’t apply to Supreme Court nominees or legislation. However when you create scam the “coin of the realm,” we no longer have the proper or ability to state what kinds of scam are acceptable plus what kinds are not.
I have been found on the individual payrolls of more senators than any different human being, plus I don’t very have a Pollyannaish view of senatorial honesty. That mentioned, there is a cause which no senator inside the institution’s 225-year history has been thus corrupt plus dishonest which he might ask 51 of his colleagues to stand up plus exercise their constitutional function by publicly sleeping inside a means that has been known because a lay by each viewer.
In the Senate of Mike Mansfield, that was Leader whenever I came to the Senate, these moral corruption might have been considered unthinkable.
And, to create issues worse, once the trigger is pulled, because it today has been, I see no technique of placing the bullet back inside the barrel.
As far because I’m worried, the Senate today has no enforceable rules.
This possibly signifies which you have built a lasting condition where regulations are passed plus repealed, because every party periodically ascends to energy. Like water swishing back plus forth inside a bathtub, regulations is passed by 1 party, then repealed whenever the different party wins the presidency, then passed, then repealed, etc.
Currently, this really is the procedure that happens with executive orders, very concerning abortion, where policies like Mexico City are implemented found on the initially day of the Republican presidency, just to be reversed found on the initially day of the Democrats.
HOW SLIMY ARE THE NUCLEAR OPTIONISTS?
I worked with PAW’s Ralph Neas — at certain risk to me — to beat the nuclear choice whenever it was being proposed by Republicans inside 2005. Ralph confidently told me which the NY Times might do what was expected of them — plus oppose the nuclear way. And the Post dutifully did too. Harry Reid’s opposition — phrased inside cataclysmic terms — has been well-documented.
And yet, whenever the invocation of the “nuclear way,” that the Post, Times, plus Reid found morally repugnant inside 2005, served to benefit them inside 2013, they all reversed their positions about cue. What does this tell we regarding how intellectually plus morally corrupt all these partisans are?
WHAT IS TO BE DONE?
FIRST: Take scalps.
Republicans are idiots when, inside the wake of getting their testicles broken twice by Harry Reid, they provide Obama the political victory of the budget agreement.
Republicans are moreover idiots when they let the cringe-inducing Chuck Schumer to pass his latest weapon control bill. Thursday, Schumer — inside the guise of a extension of the ban about “plastic guns” — tried to sneak by the bill that might ban the techniques of production firearms inside several components of America. And he tried to do it without notifying any senator — inside a process called “hot-lining.” Senators ought not to let any extension of the weapon control measure to pass without a total repeal of the ObamaCare mandate included.
Finally, Republicans are super-super-idiots when they permit the smallest immigration bill to pass the Home for the rest of the 113th Congress.
SECOND: The political reaction.
Only a trick might think which this might be not a dry run for the upcoming Supreme Court nominee — very when “swing vote” Anthony Kennedy dies or retires. If Reid was prepared to destroy the Senate because an organization for the sake of the D.C. Circuit, does anybody think he might hesitate for 1 minute to do the same whenever the basic balance of force found on the ultimate prize — the Supreme Court — is at stake? The titular exception for Supreme Court justices may evaporate like ice inside the sunlight.
What does this mean inside practice?
The 2 central Second Amendment instances, Heller (holding which the Second Amendment used to people and not simply to the states’ appropriate to raise a militia) plus McDonald (holding which the Second amendment used to the states) were both decided by 5-to-4 margins — with Kennedy casting the choosing vote.
Nothing can be clearer than which, when Kennedy dies tomorrow, both Heller plus McDonald is reversed. The Second Amendment is read from the Constitution — with a new virulently anti-gun “swing vote” shoved by beneath the nuclear way.
Therefore, I intend to ensure which each weapon owner inside America knows which the Second Amendment is dead except Harry Reid loses his job before Anthony Kennedy’s heart ceases to beat.
Gun owners inside Alaska, Oregon, New Mexico, Colorado, Montana, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Arkansas, Louisiana, Michigan, North Carolina, Virginia, plus New Hampshire is told — plus told over and over plus again — a vote for any Democrat is a vote to repeal the Second Amendment.
As a outcome of the — plus because a outcome of ObamaCare — I anticipate the Senate may revert to the Republicans inside 2014 inside a tsunami year.
THIRD: The legislative response:
The initially 3 pieces of legislation introduced by the new Republican Majority Leader inside 2014 ought to be these:
– First, a bill to repeal ObamaCare.
– Second, a bill to repeal Dodd-Frank.
– Third, a resolution to change the Senate rules to especially permit the Senate, by 51 votes, to pass a resolution that deems which the president’s veto is overridden with a 2/3 margin.
In 2016, Republicans must add to the list a bill to create a unique judgeship for each judge added because a outcome of the Democrats’ court-packing scheme.
One final benefit comes within the decimation of Senate Democrats because a happen of their slime scheme: We can not again need to observe the creepy Harry Reid adjust his “grandpa pants” about nationwide tv. Like your similarly creepy uncle whom enjoys playing “tickle tag” with all the kids really a small too much, we’ll breathing a lot simpler whenever this weirdo have left the premises.