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BIAS: NY Times Calls Tea Party ‘Nihilists,’ Blames Them For Ending Filibuster

The New York Times editorial board spent Thanksgiving bringing Americans together by ripping into the Tea Party, suggesting that conservatives were “nihilists” because they opposed Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-NV) destruction of the filibuster. Republicans, said the Times, had degenerated into a “fit of fury.” Said the Times...

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In Their Panic, Democrats Become Reckless Gamblers

The long-considered but never invoked “nuclear option” was appealed to at a conspicuous time. The ground is collapsing out from under Democratic feet. In a panic, they are falling back on maneuvers which mitigate immediate pain and provide short-term gains, all the while acknowledging that the risks they are taking are high and the prospect of long-term advantage extremely low...

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Hypocrisy! Reid in 2008: ‘As Long as I am The Leader’ The Nuclear Option Will Never Happen

Sen. Harry Reid (D., Nev.) said in a 2008 interview that as long as he was the Senate Majority Leader, the nuclear option would never happen under his watch.

“As long as I am the Leader, the answer’s no,” he said. “I think we should just forget that. That is a black chapter in the history of the Senate. I hope we never, ever get to that again because I really do believe it will ruin our country...

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While Obama Remakes the Courts, Harry Reid Wants to Remake the Senate

Every few months, it seems, Harry Reid (D-NV) threatens to upend the Senate so that he can push something through without following the rules.This time, it’s the President’s judicial nominees.President Obama is already well on his way to remaking federal courts in the liberal image, but Reid insists this isn’t happening fast enough. The Senate Majority Leader is threatening again that he will break Senate rules to change the rules—so he can do anything he wants with the bare minimum number of votes (51).This would mean effectively ending the use of the filibuster, Senators’ ability to speak at length against measures they oppose. That would be bad news, as this Senator explained...

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Reid Considering Nuclear Option, Preventing Republicans From Filibustering Judicial Nominees

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) announced Tuesday that he is considering changing Senate rules to prevent Republicans from filibustering President Obama’s judicial nominees.

“I’m at the point where we need to do something to allow government to function,” Reid said when asked if he would consider using the nuclear option, a controversial procedural tactic for changing Senate rules...

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