Using a simple majority vote, Reid used the “Nuclear Option” to change the rules of the Senate so senators cannot offer amendments. In the future, senators will only be able to modify legislation if Harry Reid agrees to it.
Harry Reid changed the rules of the Senate because Republicans planned to force a vote on President Obama’s stimulus plan. The plan is so unpopular that it was going to be defeated by Republicans and Democrats when it came up for a vote. This would have embarrassed the president so Reid and the Democrats just changed the longstanding rules of the Senate to block it. You can learn more at RedState.com.
The Senate is supposed to be the “World’s Greatest Deliberative Body”. That means debating, amending, and voting on legislation — all things Harry Reid has sought to avoid during his tenure as Senate Majority Leader.
Folks, we’re teetering on tyranny. We must elect a conservative majority in 2012 to stop this madness. Read more…