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Disturbing trend which president.
When Republicans are willing to blocking ticked a branch nominees he was there no objection both qualification moment point four law -- -- patients.
Still there blocking qualified nominees.
Circumvent the legislative process -- wholesale changes to laws restructure entire executive branch departments.
And it's -- were -- that all of the people he's complaining about all got confirmed.
So what is really saying here in those you -- wanted to -- -- at all.
In connection with presidential appointments.
He'll sit down shut up and rubber stamp.
Everyone the president sends up here.
Well that's the back and forth on the nuclear option -- the senate majority leader saying he has the votes to change the senate rules with regard to.
Nominees the executive nominees not judicial nominees not policy.
But executive nominees -- back of the panel.
You know this essentially means that instead of getting sixty votes for what's called cloture to move on move forward they would only need 51 -- clear majority.
They would change the rules of the senate what about.
Well I think that Harry Reid would rue the day that this happens because at some point he's going to be the Democrats will be in the minority.
And the the filibuster is is a tool of the minority to prevent the majority from steam rolling.
It slows down the government from my world view it means fewer nominee is fewer laws passed and that's a good thing.
I think that says that that is it's terrible that wanna get rid of me a filibuster I don't know that he has the votes into an amendment restatements and Democrats this afternoon on the things.
Agree with me that they want to have that tool available to them.
When -- in them in the minority but he will go down as Mitch McConnell said as the worst majority leader in modern times it.
If he takes this tool away from -- and -- you know he says he has the -- we'll see if he does or not Democrats meanwhile morrow argue that.
The president now in his fifth year really should have the people he wants in his right team.
This is cut I -- I -- -- a mini nuclear option as you pointed out we're not talking that judges were not talking about.
The ability to filibuster laws they still can do that this is just about once you have an agency.
That's created you should the president should have the ability to appoint the person he wants as the head of it.
And I think there's some of -- logic to that.
You know if you if you don't like the agency pass a lot of get rid of it but once it's there.
You know you should be able -- he should be able to put the person he wants in place now what effect it will have if this actually happens.
Is really unknowable I mean is this the beginning and going down the slippery slope to getting rid of the filibuster completely.
Will the next time the Republicans are in the majority will they try to get rid of minority.
Powers even more.
You know the said he used to operate on a lot of consensus and consent and it just doesn't have.
-- you know we could Charles run the litany of democratic sound bites where senator Reid says it's the fabric of this institution we call the senate and all -- that from years past but we won't do that now.
I will say that.
Republicans say that this is manufactured because of all the cloture votes they've moved forward.
Only a few have resulted in the nominees actually being -- like not getting through.
Once they do the cloture.
Eventually when the vote happens it's overwhelming that they do the president does get his guy I want you.
-- have a practical effect in this administration but of Harry Reid who wants.
To drop the big one.
Go ahead -- I think the judges absolutely right they will rue the day when -- -- -- is going to be an office.
Pending in the use this I mean as you said this is a classic study hypocrisy.
Because all the arguments were made about 78 years ago.
In the senate and the players are reversed into the -- New -- -- different kind of color it's the same argument I could live when it either way I think as Mara says this is not all out nuclear war.
Tactical nuclear war only because it only applies to presidential -- I think it's -- reasonable.
But -- that it one day when the Republicans use that Democrats and they reversed all of their arguments it'll be remembered who did it.
And I think they're -- no one to blame except themselves.
But do you agree judge what mark said that in in the fifth year in the second term the president should be able to.
To get the people he wants in the positions he wants -- the people can vote at the end of that term weather worker didn't work I do agree.
But I also agree that there are intentionally institutional obstacles to the president getting everything he wants because they -- -- congress as a coequal branch in this case it's just the senate.
Because that's what the constitution that provides and to steam roll all over that to destroy that tradition and one fell swoop.
Is is great to have a consequence is that they can't anticipate.
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