"In the hands of a tyrannical majority and leadership, that kind of emasculation of the cloture rule would mean that minority rights would cease to exist in the US Senate," the late Senator Robert Byrd said in 2010. This guy was super liberal for those of you who aren't familiar with him and his policies.
Filibuster? Cloture? What is all this and what does it mean? I may have bumbled into the answer. I can't recommend highly enough, the 4th grade page turner, "The Constitution and You."
Senator Lindsay Graham, R, South Carolina, recently said that he would block any further Obama nominees from being confirmed until we get to the bottom of the scandals that have rocked the administration, one after the other, since, well, since, when was that last election?
Just wanted to let you know that Harry Reid, and communism, won today. He got his way, again. And, we will all suffer for it.
While you were watching QVC, Obama has been trying to appoint his liberal cronies to lifelong judge positions in DC circuit court. Who cares, right? I didn't think much about it either. But, I read about it today.
See, a president isn't really supposed to commit fraud all over the country to pass legislation and win elections. In fact, it is frowned upon. He could get in big trouble, he could get prosecuted, he could go to jail. It could be really bad for a guy like that.
And, appointees by presidents to important positions need 60 votes in the senate.
While you were making your shopping list, Republicans were trying to block Obama from appointing his liberal pals to important positions on the DC circuit court. Because...
THE DC CIRCUIT COURT RULES OVER MATTERS THAT PERTAIN TO THE WHITE HOUSE AND FEDERAL AGENCIES.
So, if the DC circuit court is full of Obama's cronies, not only will he not be punished for anything that he has done. He can keep right on doing it right through 2016.
See, he is getting rid of those checks and balances with a sickle or a hammer, your choice. For a good visual of those tools, look at a Russian flag.
Some people thought that he taught constitutional law so that he would know how to UPHOLD the constitution. (Giggle) He was just perfecting ways to destroy it. And, he is doing a great job.
But, the rest of us. We're all in deep doo-doo now.