nuclear option

Trump Amnesty Disaster

While the White House proposal technically ends chain migration and the lottery, it uses ALL those visas to bring in the 4 million people on the visa waiting list.  That means current immigration levels will continue for the next 10-15 years or more AND amnesty will be granted to a minimum of 1.8 million illegals.  These are permanent changes to America's electorate. If this passes the Trump proposal will make Republicans a permanent minority party and limited government constitutional conservatism a soon-to-be extinct philosophy of government.

Trump Snatching Defeat From The Jaws Of Victory On Immigration

The current level of immigration, even without amnesty, will add nearly 15 million new Left-leaning voters to our polity. Add to that amnesty for millions of mostly Mexican and Central American DACA beneficiaries and Trump will make Republicans a permanent minority party and limited government constitutional conservatism a soon-to-be extinct philosophy of government.

Now Is The Time To Crush The Democrats

It is inconceivable to us that Republican “leaders” cannot grasp what a strong political position they now hold vis-à-vis the Democrats, and how the future of their majority now balances on a knife’s edge. We urge CHQ readers to call the toll free Capitol Switchboard (1-866-220-0044), ask for House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Senator John Cornyn, tell them conservatives will bolt the GOP if they trade ending the #SchumerShutdown for amnesty for illegal aliens.

Gorsuch vote finally gives GOP Congress a win

Susan Ferrechio, Washington Examiner

After spending weeks on an ill-fated effort to pass a long-promised healthcare bill, Congress will at last able to check off a critical promise made during the campaign by Republicans and President Trump: putting a solid conservative on the bench to replace the late Antonin Scalia.

Tom Cotton Explains The Difference Between Republican, Democrat Use Of The ‘Nuclear Option’

Hrand Tookman, Daily Caller

“There’s a world of difference between Republicans using a tool that the Democrats first abused in 2013 to restore a 214 year old tradition that the Democrats first violated back in 2003,” Cotton said. “After this week, we’ll be back to where that 214 tradition was, which is that nominees should get an up or down vote.”

Any reason for nerves in Gorsuch vote today?

The good news is it looks like Republicans are finally ready to show some backbone and call the Democrats’ bluff on the filibuster. If going “nuclear” means honoring truth, respectability and the Founding Fathers’ original conception of how the system should function we should have done it long ago.

Nuke Them, Mitch

Scott McKay, The American Spectator

McConnell doesn’t even need to use the nuclear option to destroy a filibuster of Gorsuch on the Supreme Court, though to do so is more than warranted by Schumer’s irresponsible statements. It might even be more entertaining were he to require, in order to sustain the filibuster, that the Democrats actively hold the Senate floor. He ought to tell Schumer to supply his people with lots of Red Bull, protein bars, and adult diapers, if they planned on filibustering Gorsuch — because they’d be up all night.

Changing the Rules, Changing America: The Senate and Judicial Supremacy

Over the past 60 years, liberals have stealthily and intermittently begun confirming radical activists to the courts, consistently using Senate procedure to shut conservatives out of the federal nomination process while creating the illusion that they are filibustering. The result: liberal judges who legislate from the bench. Call your Senator now and urge him to oppose Obama's 9th Circuit Court nomination, Michelle Friedland.

After D's Go Nuclear, GOP Fights Back

Stephen Dinan, Washington Times

Dems may have changed the rules on filibusters, but far from ending the intense battle over Obama’s nominations, the move has pushed Repubs. to fight harder — and to pioneer other tactics.

Why Harry Reid Abolished the Filibuster

Harry Reid wants to complete Obama’s leftist coup d’état by quickly packing the courts with radicals before Reid and Obama lose power in the 2014 elections.

1 Step Closer to 1-Party Tyranny

Richard Winchester, American Thinker

Too many Americans blithely assume that something favored by a majority must ipso facto be good. But what if the majority is wrong?

Sen. Conservatives Fund: Nuclear Op McC's Fault

Alexis Levinson, Daily Caller

Mitch McConnell pointed to the next Congress as a time when he hoped that he, as the new Senate majority leader, could make a Dem. minority shoulder the consequences of the nuclear option vote. But Senate Conservatives Fund blamed MM for his “weakness” as a minority leader that allowed Reid to go nuclear.

Rush: D's Now Have Authoritarian Control

Jason Howerton, The Blaze

Rush Limbaugh reacted to the Dem.-led Senate passing the “nuclear option” that essentially stops the GOP from filibustering presidential nominees. Limbaugh argued that by reducing the number of votes needed to end filibusters against Obama’s nominees from 60 to 51, Dems have basically altered the Senate’s balance of power.

Rigged Deal For Ousted NLRB Noms

Labor Union Report, Red State

The Sen. deal cut by R’s and D’s to avoid the “nuclear option” keeps improving for union bosses. It was rigged.

Nuclear Option Evaded? NLRB Noms Out

Burgess Everett, John Bresnahan and Manu Raju, Politico

Senators have tentatively agreed to retain the filibuster if two NLRB nominees are replaced and voted upon.

Reid Going Nuclear to Aid Obama?

Katherine Rosario, Heritage Action

When Harry Reid gets frustrated, he threatens to change the Senate’s rules to get his (and Obama's) way.

Nuclear Option Unites Republicans

Burgess Everett, Politico

Senate R’s don’t agree often, but they’re coming together to save the filibuster from Harry Reid.