Reid Plans to Shut Down Filibuster

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012 and is filed under Issues, News

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So now we are stuck with a president who abuses his power to implement laws by administrative fiat.  What can be worse?  Harry Reid plans to limit the filibuster in the Senate:

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Wednesday that he will try to push through a change to Senate rules that would limit the GOP’s ability to filibuster bills.

Speaking in the wake of Tuesday’s election, which boosted Senate Democrats’ numbers slightly, Mr. Reid said he won’t end filibusters altogether but that the rules need to change so that the minority party cannot use the legislative blocking tool as often.

“I think that the rules have been abused and that we’re going to work to change them,” he told reporters. “Were not going to do away with the filibuster but we’re going to make the Senate a more meaningful place.”

Republicans, who have 47 of the chamber’s 100 seats in this current Congress, have repeatedly used that strong minority to block parts of President Obama’s agenda on everything from added stimulus spending to his judicial picks.

That sound you hear is our founding ideals becoming unglued.