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    Posted January 15, 2014 by
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    Senator Reid's Fear Of Mid-Term Elections and the Nuclear Option on Legislation

    So, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid pulled the trigger on getting Obama's nominees confirmed. Yes. He decided to use the Nuclear Option or a simple majority vote on closure for judicial and cabinet nominees but he stopped short of pulling the trigger and nuking the Senate GOP's abuse of the filibuster of all legislation that would help the American people- like extending unemployment benefits.
    No. Reid wouldn't go as far as that because, "What if Democrats lose the majority in the Senate during mid- term elections this year"?
    There's little danger of that unless the Americans that are being affected by government gridlock see the Democratic Party as not fighting hard enough.
    Make the GOP take an up or down vote, Senator Reid.
    Let the American people see that Republican representatives don't give a damn about them despite their rhetoric.
    A simple majority for closure will force a floor vote and then have the vote.
    Sure, the U.S. House, with Rep. John Boehner at the helm, won't pass anything that will help Obama or at least, that's how they see things.
    But people will know that Democrats are trying to do something for them and not just the big corporations.
    Pull the trigger, Harry and the American people will respect you for standing up to the bullies.
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