July 15, 2013
Is Harry Reid Bluffing About the Filibuster?

The Senate may be heading for a showdown on the filibuster. Majority Leader Harry Reid has spent the last week aggressively making the case for the “nuclear option” — a majority vote to change the Senate rules on executive-branch nominations. On the Senate floor, on Meet the Press on Sunday, and in a speech Monday morning at the Center for American Progress, he has promised to enact such a rules change with a Tuesday morning vote if a set of seven contentious nominations is not approved. “I love the Senate,” he said Monday, “but right now, the Senate is broken, and it needs to be fixed.”
Is Reid really going to do it? Or is he bluffing?
Read more. [Image: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Associated Press]

Is Harry Reid Bluffing About the Filibuster?

The Senate may be heading for a showdown on the filibuster. Majority Leader Harry Reid has spent the last week aggressively making the case for the “nuclear option” — a majority vote to change the Senate rules on executive-branch nominations. On the Senate floor, on Meet the Press on Sunday, and in a speech Monday morning at the Center for American Progress, he has promised to enact such a rules change with a Tuesday morning vote if a set of seven contentious nominations is not approved. “I love the Senate,” he said Monday, “but right now, the Senate is broken, and it needs to be fixed.”

Is Reid really going to do it? Or is he bluffing?

Read more. [Image: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Associated Press]

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    It’s odd, because Reid doesn’t have a spine, so one would assume he’s bluffing, yet the very act of bluffing requires...
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  4. holasoyjv said: lol if it is a bluff i will be so pissed
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