If Only I Had A Nuclear Option...
Longtime Turdites know that I very rarely write about politics. Frankly, the farce of the American, one-party system bores me. However, sometimes the audacity of the lies is so breathtaking that it stops me in my tracks. Today is such a day.
For those global Turdites who don't know American Civics, we have three branches of federal government. One branch is the Legislative branch and it is divided into the House of Representatives and The Senate. I'll spare you the gory details but the Senate handles a lot of serious stuff besides simple legislation. They approve things like treaties as well as judicial, bureaucratic and cabinet nominees. Because of these important, contemplative roles, the Founding Fathers of the U.S. made it clear that items passing The Senate must do so with more than a simple majority. There are 100 senators, two from each state, and to pass a measure you need 60 votes, not 51.
Today, in breaking 225 years of adherence to these principles, The Senate passed a change to the rules. This "nuclear option" change allows the Senate to now approve items such as legislation, treaties and appointments with as few as 51 votes. Read more here:
Look, the American system of government has already been damaged beyond repair by decades of corrupt politicians and a dumbed-down populace that couldn't care less. What kills me is the hypocrisy. I can't stand it. It makes my skin crawl and I feel I must do my part to expose it.
So, here you are. First up is Senator Harry Reid, the Majority Leader of The Senate. In this clip from 2008, Senator Reid is visiting with former Senator Tom Daschle and the "nuclear option" comes up:
And this post wouldn't be complete without the disingenuous lies of Woody and Plugs. Recall that before being "elevated" to the Executive Branch, both were U.S. Senators.
So there you have it. Feel free to vent and pontificate on the ongoing destruction of The American Experiment. It was the closest man ever came to liberty and self-government and events like today's just throw another pile of dirt on the grave.