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    Reid's Position on Senate Filibuster Rules "Evolves"

     

    Apparently  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has had an epiphany as it would seem  his position on maintaining the Senate's filibuster rules has now  "evovled".

    Last  year, when two junior Senators sought to change the rules, Reid in  joint agreement with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell opposed  making major changes to the filibuster rules. The 2 leaders did agree to  minor changes.

    But today, he angrily called for a big change.

    Could  it be that Reid is frustrated by Republican lawmakers successfully  using the Senate's own rule to keep legislation those senators consider  bad for the nation from approval?

    Could  it be that Republicans are simply using the Senate rules in response to  Reid preventing votes on a majority of bills passed by the House of  Representatives - even bills with bipartisan support?

    Why the change of heart, Mr. Majority Leader?

    You say you are tired of the gridlock, but continue to be a big part of the problem by declaring "dead on arrival" almost every bill passed by the House.

    If  there were anything that ever needed changing in this body, it’s the  filibuster rules, because it’s been abused, abused, abused,” Reid proclaimed from the floor of the Senate.

    But  Reid may be more bark than bite. It takes 2/3 of the Senate to approve  rule changes. It is doubtful Republicans would be onboard. Reid doesn't  have anywhere close to that number in his own caucus.

    From  the Cornfield, Mr. Majority Leader if you want to make a difference and  break the gridlock, I would suggest you begin first with the man in the  mirror.

    http://politico.com/news/stories/0512/76189.html

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