December 8, 2021

The Nuclear Option is One More Step Towards Tyranny

The Democratic-controlled Senate on November 21, 2013 changed its rule of over 2 1/2 centuries  by exercising the so-called “nuclear option.” From the very beginning of our nation, senators have been able to use the filibuster procedure to stop the majority and the president from appointing dangerous individuals to the cabinet and the judiciary. During many years, any filibuster organized by a minority party in the Senate could only be stopped by a vote of 60 senators. One thing that was not change is that filibuster would be permitted in appointments to the Supreme Court.

In a 52 to 48 vote, the Senate under the leadership of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Democrat from Nevada, pulled the trigger on the so-called “nuclear option”. Three Democratic senators opposed this terrible and dictatorial action by the Democratic Party at the urging of President Barack Obama. The three Democratic senators were, Joe Manchin from West Virginia, Carl Levin from Michigan, and Mark Pryor from Arkansas. The three Democratic senators joined all 45 Republican senators in opposing the change to the Senate’s long-standing rule.

nuclear optionThe increasing dictatorial President Obama praised Harry Reid for ending what he called an “unprecedented pattern of obstruction in Congress.” The hypocritical president, who uses deceit and lies in governing our nation, forgets that he had a very different opinion when he was in the Senate. Democrats in the Senate used frequently the filibuster procedure to stop presidential appointments made by George W. Bush.  During this time the Republicans had controlled of the Senate and the Democratic Party was in a minority. Senator Obama made the following statement in 2005: “If the majority chooses to end the filibuster, if they choose to change the rules and put an end to the democratic debate, then the fighting, the bitterness and the gridlock will only get worse.”

The equally hypocritical and liar Senator Harry Reid also forgot what he wrote in his book, The Good Fight: Hard Lessons from Searchlight to Washington. Senator Reid wrote in his book the following: “A filibuster is the minority’s way of not allowing the majority to shut debate, and without robust debate, the Senate is crippled.” Both Senator Obama and Senator Reid made these statements at a time when the then Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, Republican from Tennessee, was considering exercising the so-called “nuclear option” in 2005 and 2006.

The Republican Party decided not to exercise this option when it had the votes to do it, in the best interest of democracy and of the nation. Both  President Obama and Senator Reid have now reversed themselves on the importance of the filibuster for the minority party and the best interests of the nation. This action by the Democratic-controlled Senate is one more step towards tyranny. And as the president stated in 2005, the “nuclear option” implementation will increase the divisiveness, bitterness, and more gridlock.

obama and nuclear optionNow President Obama can appoint Marxists, socialists, and other radicals to any positions in his administration and the federal judiciary, with exception of the Supreme Court. Perhaps, he might want to consider his friend and unrepented communist terrorist Bill Ayers, who is working on the unconstitutional federal common core curriculum and standards, for a position in the Department of Education. Obama might want to consider  communist revolutionary Van Jones, who was appointed czar of Green Jobs (Jones was forced to resign when his past became public knowledge) for another  position in his administration. Obama might want to appoint more members of the Muslim Brotherhood to his administration. No Republicans in the Senate can stop any more Obama’s radical appointments.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Republican from Kentucky blasted Senator Reid for breaking the long-standing rules of the Senate and for the power grab to push through Obama’s agenda and radical nominees. During the entire five years of President Obama’s administration it has always been the president’s way or the highway. Harry Reid and his followers in the Senate and  President Obama have ignored the Republican Party’s views on all issues.

The Affordable Care Act or ObamaCare was passed in both houses of Congress without a single Republican vote. This terrible law, as the nation is now finding, was drafted by a small group behind closed doors. The then Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi had the audacity to tell the Democrats in Congress to pass the law without reading it. Now millions of people have had the insurance canceled and premiums for medical insurance are almost doubling in price.

Millions are being hurt by this train wreck ObamaCare. The law will seriously hurt the economy as employers will lay off workers due to the increased costs of providing healthcare coverage. The economy will also be seriously damaged when millions of families will have to buy insurance at a much higher price and will have very little money left to spend on articles for their home, restaurants, and vacations. There is no question that the healthcare law will seriously hurt our anemic economy.

The entire nation has finally discovered that they have a President who lied repeatedly and deliberately on more than 30 instances when he said the following: “If you like your doctor, you can keep it. Period. If you like your insurance plan, you can keep it. Period.” Current polls now show that the majority of Americans do not trust this president and  his performance in office has dropped to the lowest point in his presidency.

The recent polls show clearly that Obama’s job approval rating has plummeted due to ObamaCare’s disastrous implementation and the realization that the president constantly lies and is deceitful and, therefore, cannot be trusted. The Rasmussen poll of November 17, 2013 indicated that one in four (25%) of U. S. voters think the country is headed in the right direction, while 68% of voters now think the country is headed down the wrong track. The CBS News poll taken from November 15 to November 18, 2013 indicated that 57% of Americans disapprove of President Obama job performance, while 37% approve. These dismal polls spells doom for Obama’s second term in office as the nation is realizing that we are being governed by incompetent and increasingly  dictatorial socialist president.

The Democratic Party may regret exercising the “nuclear option” since there is a strong possibility that Republicans will take control of the Senate in 2014. Now that the rules have changed, when the Democratic Party becomes a minority in the Senate, it will be impossible for any Democratic senator to use the filibuster procedure. The democratically-controlled Senate has opened a Pandora’s box and the Democratic senators may seriously regret what they have done!

While this terrible option was exercised by Democratic-controlled Senate, Obama’s presidency seems to be disintegrating in disarray. Onimpeach obama November 20, 2013 Lyndon LaRouche, an economist, called for the impeachment of the president. He wrote the following: “Given the fact that we are on the verge of a complete breakdown of the economy, we cannot tolerate a chaotic situation under this president. Therefore, there must be an impeachment now. There are plenty of grounds to do so, the paramount reason is that the United States must be saved.”

More and more individuals, including Glenn Beck and several retired generals are also calling for the impeachment of the president before he completely destroys our beloved nation. President Obama’s misguided economic policies are taking the nation on the road to financial ruin and bankruptcy. His erratic and misguided foreign policy has placed our nation at great risk. The president acts omnipotent at home but is impotent with our enemies. Obama is not respected nor trusted by our allies due to his failed and disastrous foreign policy nor is he feared by our enemies. Our national security has never been in greater danger.