Here is video of MSNBC’s Ed Schultz going apoplectic tonight about the reality that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is not going to push for changing the Filibuster rule that requires 60-votes to bring a bill to the Senate Floor for a vote. Schultz slams Harry Reid for his failure to use the “Constitutional option” – they called it the “Nuclear option” when they feared Republicans would change it. Reid and GOP Minority Leader Mitch McConnell have agreed on some minor changes to the rule, but not making a change in the need for 60-votes to bring any controversial legislation to the Floor.
But he never really stated the reason why Harry Reid went from wanting to change the Filibuster rule to now abandoning that effort? I really don’t know for sure, but I suspect it has something to do with the decision by Obama and many on the Left to push Gun Control. Harry Reid has had a strong NRA rating. I don’t think he wants Obama’s Gun Control push to come up for a vote in the U.S. Senate. Changing the Filibuster rule would make it much easier for Democrats to get it to the floor for a vote. By pushing for Gun Control, Obama may have unwittingly made it much more difficult to bring significant change to the Filibuster rule.
UPDATE: William Bigelow at Breitbart has a long list of disappointed liberal reaction.
Deal streamlining Senate filibuster rules passes 78 to 16 and 86 to 9. washingtonpost.com/politics/senat…— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) January 25, 2013
Here is video of MSNBC’s Ed Schultz saying the Supreme Court’s ruling upholding the constitutionality of ObamaCare as a tax “just makes it a heck of a lot easier for Mitt Romney.” Schultz said he can now run against the “whole thing.”
Here is video of MSNBC’s Ed Schultz going on the air last night, where he said, “This is not going to be an easy night for many broadcasters who are liberal. . . . This is not going to be an easy night for this broadcaster.”
He then proceeded to blame the loss in Wisconsin – not on the failure of liberal ideas vs. Scott Walker’s conservative principles that are working – but on the “Citizens United” Supreme Court decision and “money in politics.” That’s the Left’s theme last night and today to try and explain away the loss in Wisconsin. These same folks were just fine with Barack Obama going back on his word in 2008 and refusing Public Financing of his Presidential Campaign so he could have a huge money advantage over John McCain in the Fall Election. “Money in politics” was no problem at that time. It’s only when Democrats lose that it becomes a problem.
Here is audio of Left-wing talker Ed Schultz attempting to mock the news that GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann had dual Swiss – U.S. Citizenship through her marriage to her husband who has dual citizenship. Bachmann has said this week she is giving her Swiss Citizenship up to clear up any misunderstandings.
At any rate, as Schultz tried to mock Bachmann, he said he was going to pursue citizenship in Canada:
“I’m going to go down the road of being a Canadian . . . . “I’m going to do that, because I want to. It’s not ’cause I don’t dislike America.”
It’s only April. Just imagine how unhinged the Democrats are going to become this Fall as they see Barack Obama’s defeat approaching in November!
Here is video of the President of the National Organization for Women (NOW) picking up where Democrat Strategist Hillary Rosen left off. Terry O’Neill essentially defended Rosen’s remarks, and added that Ann Romney and husband, Mitt, do not have the “life experience” or “imagination” to understand what American families go through. Of course, the Obamas – both Harvard-educated lawyers – do understand average Americans, we are supposed to believe. Funny how the super-wealthy Franklin Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy are no problem for Democrats to admire.
Then far-Left Democrat Maxine Waters added a nice touch by referring to Gov. Mitt Romney as “Mitt Rot-ney.”