Hypocrites, Who? Our Politicians-The Nuclear Option
What just happened again? We have just watched as Senator Harry Reid has just violated the US Constitution; between our President and Senate this has become a national pass time. Our president spoke the truth back in 2005 when he was a Senator from Illinois about the nuclear option, "The American people want less partisanship in this town but everyone in this chamber knows that if the majority chooses to end the filibuster, if the choose to change the rules and put an end to democratic debate then the fighting, the bitterness, and the fighting will only get worse" but this was when the Republicans had the majority. Now our President says the exact opposite. Back in 2005 the Democrats were filibustering every nominee then President Bush tried to appoint; now that he is president lets see his hypocrisy. After Senator Reid violates the US Constitution, President Obama said, "Today's pattern of obstruction it just isn't normal, it's not what our founders envisioned, a deliberate and determined effort to obstruct everything, no matter what the merits, just to refight the results of an election is not normal, and for the sake of future generations we can't let it become normal, so I support the steps a majority of senators today took to change the way that Washington is doing business, more specifically the way the Senate does business. What a majority of senators determined by Senate rule is that they would restore the long standing tradition of considering judicial and public service nominations on a more routine basis." Isn't President Obama supose to be a "Constitutional lawyer? If he is he either needs to go back to school or he is lying on purpose to "We the People" again.
The US Constitution states in Article 2, Section 2, "He (the president) shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States, whose Appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by Law: but the Congress may by Law vest the Appointment of such inferior Officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads of Departments.
President Obama stated, " What a majority of senators determined by Senate rule is that they would restore the long standing tradition of considering judicial and public service nominations on a more routine basis." This is a flat out lie and the sad part is most Americans will not read the US Constitution but believe every word he says. Our founding father set it up this way to prevent us from being damaged by one party tyranny, if President Obama wanted to " restore the long standing tradition", he would have taken it for the 3/5ths 60% back to the 2/3rds 66% but he just wants more power as does Harry Reid. Listen to what then Senator Obama, Senator Clinton, Senator Schumer, yes Senator Reid, Senator Feinstein, Senator Biden, Senator Dodd, and Senator Baucus, all leaders in the Democratic Party said, they were right, the Nuclear Option violate the US Constitution and was completely wrong, shortly after this the Republican Party relented realizing it was unethical and destructive to the country. Fast forward to 2013 and the same Senators who were on the right side of the argument the last time hypocritically did what they knew was a violation of the US Constitution and was unethical and destructive to the country. Harry Reid said in 2008 there would be no Nuclear Option as long as he was leader, he is another politician lying and breaking promises when it suites him.
This is one of the most destructive moves politicians have done since I have been alive, every one who voted to do this should be removed from office which is the same thing I said toward the Republican party back in 2005. Our founding fathers put these rules into place for a reason and now once again a politician who cares nothing about our country, Constitution, or its people but only their desire and greed for more power has put us all in danger again. These will be the same ones complaining when the tables are turned and they are on the receiving end. The main reason I see this as bad is because there will now be a "I'll put whoever I want in office" good or reprehensible because I have all the power from both sides. Harry Reid is absolutely the Senator who has caused the most damage to our country in my lifetime; when the Republicans get into power and overturn Roe -v- Wade because all they need is a "Simple Majority", I don't want to hear those who voted for anyone passing this say a word. This will be devastating to this country and I don't believe either side will fix this travesty.