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Top Republican: Go ahead Dems, change filibuster rules. Then GOP can appoint more Thomases and Scalias.


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UPDATE via a Politico email alert:

Senate Republicans blocked the nomination of Nina Pillard to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, escalating the fight over President Barack Obama's judicial nominations. The Senate voted 56-41, falling shy of the 60 votes needed to advance the nomination.

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), the top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, is super ultra double dog daring Senate Democrats to go nuclear on filibuster rules by changing the number of votes needed for nominees from 60 to 51. He's puffing out what little there is of his chest and actually daring them to go there. That way, he snorts, more Justice Scalias and Thomases will get appointed by the GOP.

1. Ew.

2. STFU.

Via LiveWire:

"All I can say is this -- be careful what you wish for. So if the Democrats are bent on changing the rules, then I say go ahead," he said. "There are a lot more Scalias and [Clarence] Thomases that we'd love to put on the bench. The nominees we'd nominate and put on the bench with 51 votes would interpret the constitution as it was written."

Really, Chucky? So you would join the Dems and vote "aye"? After all, you clearly believe that such a move would benefit your side.

Meantime, Republicans have blocked and blocked and blocked again. At this point, more damage is being done by all the obstruction and lack of governance than would be done by adopting new rules to allow the norm: A chance for President Obama's nominees to actually get a-- What's it called again? Oh yeah-- vote.

Instead, the GOP is preventing courts from functioning as they should, which is bad for all of us, even Republicans.


Mitch McConnell's chief of staff: Senate conservatives "like a drunk who tears up every bar they walk into."


i do not get drunk i get awesome

You think the far right is getting to us Democrats? Well, we're not alone, because they're getting to Republicans, too. Be careful what you wish for, GOP, because you are the ones who opened Pandora's Box, not us.


Why, even Mitch McConnell's chief of staff is kvetching about them. Of course, Mister McM is being primaried by the tea-est of tea partiers, but who's counting?

TPM LiveWire:

Mitch McConnell's chief of staff -- currently assigned as a senior staffer at the National Republican Senatorial Committee through the 2014 election -- compared the Senate Conservatives Fund to a drunk making a raucous at a bar.

"S.C.F. has been wandering around the country destroying the Republican Party like a drunk who tears up every bar they walk into," said Josh Holmes said according to The New York Times. "The difference this cycle is that they strolled into Mitch McConnell’s bar and he doesn’t throw you out, he locks the door."

Holme's comments came in a report about how the NRSC warned a Republican advertising firm that it would not get contracts from the committee if it continued to target incumbent Republicans by working with the Senate Conservatives Fund.

The Senate Conservatives Fund Executive Director had a thing or two to say about that little quip. Follow the link for more.


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I swear he has one of those spinning wheels that he just picks his daily bullshit from Tomorrow it'll be PBO's foreign policy or some such nonsense. Via.


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