The Senate is Finally Getting Back to ‘Normal’ After the Disastrous Reign of Democrats, Harry Reid

Yes, we have some major problems with the Senate but there was a little good news coming out of the upper chamber this week. The new Senate Majority Leader, Kentucky Republican Mitch McConnell, has gone back to allowing the minority party to begin the normal process of submitting amendments and actually voting on bills!

It may seem like a small thing, but when scumbag Harry Reid ran the Senate he made a mockery of our government by refusing to allow the normal rules to work the way they are supposed to.

The biggest, most partisan game that Reid played was to stop the minority party from even offering amendments to bills. This has been something that has been allowed since the first day the Senate met. But Reid took away the right of Republican Senators to represent their voters by illicitly taking all power from them with his faux rule of eliminating amendments. Reid’s move necessarily disenfranchised every single Republican voter in the country.

Now, as one of his first duties, McConnell has returned the proper procedure to the Senate.

McConnell allowed 25 proposed amendments to go to floor votes. That is 10 more floor votes than Harry Reid allowed in all of 2014.

McConnell also pointed out that in three short weeks of this new session there have been more votes cast this year than in all of 2014 Harry Reid and the Democrats ran the Senate.

The Keystone XL Pipeline bill was the fifteenth vote.

Fifteen. Reid didn’t even allow fifteen votes in all of 2014!!

Like I said, it is a small thing, but maybe not so small. With McConnell allowing our proper system to reassert itself over the partisan, unfair, corrupt, un-American way Obama/Reid/Democrats ran things last year, it is a good thing. It is also proof that Republicans are far more American than Democrats.

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  • Walter_Cronanty

    Dumb ass. We should apply the Obama rule. SD, STFU. We Won.

    • GarandFan

      If and when the Democrats get back the majority, they’ll pull the same “Democratic” bullshit again. Hypocrites have no shame.

    • I do understand the emotion. But in this case neither party should succumb to it. Not that Democrats care about what is right, but…

      • Walter_Cronanty

        Principles are such a pain in the ass.

    • brian whittle

      the democratic votes for the senate are 20 million more than the republicans.

      Enjoy the 2 years the quiet assassin will be back in charge in 2016 it’s just basic math

  • jim_m

    Who needs control when idiots like Lamar! Alexander are advocating that we eliminate the filibuster for SCOTUS nominees?

    • Walter_Cronanty

      I just read that. What could he possibly be thinking? What constituency cares about this other than conservatives, who would run him out of town on a rail if this were to come about?

      • jim_m

        Like Warner said, it’s getting back to normal: The GOP gives away the store in hopes of appeasing the dems and ends up getting screwed.

  • JWH

    I would prefer to eliminate filibusters entirely, quite frankly. Reid’s probably going to try to filibuster everything to death … and that’s anti-democratic.

    • jim_m

      I would keep it because it is meant to protect the interests of the minority. Our government was set up to prevent the smaller states and the minority parties from being tyrannized by the majority. It was meant to prevent the kind of vulgar crap that went on when the dems had the filibuster proof majority.

      Of course, it was meant for a time when everyone in government had the best interests of the people. One can’t really say that of the democrats anymore when they pass bills that they know are going to damage the people like they did with obamacare.

      • JWH

        My biggest problem with the filibuster is that it’s become routine. I’m OK with the filibuster as a “break glass in case of emergency” parliamentary maneuver. But its overuse has reached a point that you effectively need a 60 percent majority to get anything through the Senate. I know the Senate is supposed to be the saucer where tea is cooled, but it’s not supposed to be an icebox.

        • jim_m

          That is what the hate America first, show contempt for the people and constitution attitude that the dems have has brought us.

          • JWH

            Man, talk about a non-sequitir.

          • jim_m

            You complained about the Senate being ineffective. I simply gave you are reason why. That does not constitute a non sequitur

          • WHO’S THE BUSTER

            Just to be clear, being a Democrat, or perhaps even a RINO, means you are essentially anti-American?
            I suppose this is the same reasoning that results in the opinion that if you don’t wholeheartedly embrace any and all military conflicts, you are “against the troops”.
            The myopic view that emerges from the right (or libertarian) is a constant source of entertainment.
            By the way, the current definition of “Libertarian”, judging from websites and/or comments by people that identify as such, seems to have changed. As far as I can tell, a “Libertarian” is nothing but a right wing extremist that either gets stoned or doesn’t mind if others do.

          • jim_m

            Absolutely not. I listed quite a number of dems that I believe are not antiAmerican

    • brian whittle

      really now the GOP have the ball it’s undemocratic after the crap they pulled for the last 6 years.

  • LiberalNightmare

    So what is the guaranteed result of this move?

    The next Harry Reid will pull the same stunt.