Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Promises, Promises

Sahil Kapur at TPM:
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Tuesday threatened to "go nuclear" on filibuster reform in his strongest terms yet, one day after Republicans completed a triple-filibuster of President Barack Obama's most high-profile judicial nominees.

"I'm considering looking at the rules," said the Nevada Democrat. "All this [talk of the] sacred nature of the filibuster -- I think what we need, and the American people want, is to get things done around here. I'm not talking about changing anything dealing with the Supreme Court or dealing with basic legislation. I am talking about executive nominations."

"I'm at the point where we need to do something to allow government to function," he said. "The obstruction we've seen in the last five years is nothing like we've ever seen before. ... This is not how democracy is supposed to work, or function, and the American people are sick of this."

Goddamnit, Harry, stop blathering about it and do it. It is well past time we allowed a majority to govern again.

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