Ted Cruz on Nuclear Option: Harry Reid broke his promise just like Obama



As most of you know by now Harry Reid exercised the so-called ‘nuclear option’ today, clearing the way for Obama to stack the courts with liberal judges. Ted Cruz says Harry Reid broke his promise to not exercise the nuclear option just as Obama broke his promise that Americans could keep their health care:

“Today’s unfortunate vote damaged the Senate and was designed to try to change the topic from the millions of Americans losing their jobs and their healthcare because of Obamacare. Just like President Obama promised, ‘if you like your plan, you can keep it,’ so too Harry Reid repeatedly promised he would not use the ‘nuclear option’ to change the Senate rules. Both, sadly, ignored their promises and broke their word. And, in yet another partisan abuse of power, the Democrats are now shamelessly working to pack the DC Circuit, so that President Obama’s lawless disregard of our statutes and Constitution will not be held to account by an impartial judiciary.”

Read more about this brazen move by Harry Reid here.

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skl20
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skl20

They are made from the same socialist mold!

velcrotatertots
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velcrotatertots

You ever met a country run by an African that wasn’t in decline?

phil
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phil

please stop with your racial stuff,

this has nothing to do with his ethnicity,

i would’ve voted anytime for Dr. Ben Carson the ‘black’ guy over george W. Bush the ‘white’ guy,

not sure if anyone has told this yet,

but you are a CERTIFIED RACIST, i would expect this comment to come from someone in Robert byrd’s party, not from Abe Lincoln’s party,

Go away….

AlDatum
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AlDatum

Honestly, guys. Comments like this are not called for. This country is in danger not because of Obama’s heritage or race or anything like that. It is in danger because he is a radical leftist socialist who is willing to lie and deceive as needed to push his destructive agenda.

This is why we oppose him. Not for anything else.

skl20
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skl20

Well said! Look at statesmen such as Adam West and Dr. Larson, et al…all patriots hating what this commie and his cohorts in the WH are doing to this country!

John Huffman
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John Huffman

This just shows how corrupt the democrat party has become. They have broken 200 years of history doing this. They now believe that they are impervious to losing. They now have a voting scheme that can and will keep them in power forever using dead people and illegals. Our republican leadership (if you can call it that) has played go along politics for too long. Time to use the same tactics now. If the democrats lose the senate, they will indeed want that rule changed back. Under no circumstances should the republican party allow that. Let them cry! No more niceties, hit them hard. Progressives on both sides of the aisle need to be removed and tried for treason, including the POTUS. The 17th amendment needs to be repealed, and a convention of the states is just the place for it. If this is not turned around, I see nothing… Read more »

George Suarez
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George Suarez

Cruz go back to Canada!

shadetree56
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shadetree56

obozo – go back to kenya

USMC 64-68
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USMC 64-68

Pity that patriotism has become an irritant to so many.

MMinCC
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MMinCC

Yathink this is a big enough clue bat for McConnell now?

dneuwen
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dneuwen

the moral of the story is never ever trust the radical left democrats. the lesson should have been learned a long time ago but although belatedly, from henceforth, always take the democrats with the biggest grain of salt. never ever again compromise with these lying, backstabbing and evil people. if the republican leaders still want their country to be what the founding fathers envisioned, the only option left is to play hardball and no holds barred against unconscionable, perfidious, tyrannical and truce-breaking democrats.

Dale
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Dale

This is becoming a very concerning objective by the “Dem”. I just am shocked about the past 5 year descent into hell. It is planned and contrived to undermine “our” ideals. Their is is not one move made that has not been discussed entirely in a political think tank by the so called Dems. They are not Dems, my dad was a Dem. Thank God he didn’t live to see what they are now. Keep up the hate mongering until I have had my fill of your crap and I will respond to your rhetoric with wanting to know your address. I am tired of you. I am easily found. Show me where you are

JJHLH
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JJHLH

The Democrats will regret this when the GOP reclaims the Senate in 2014 and Cruz wins the presidency in 2016. It’s called payback.

skl20
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skl20

A dream come true!!!

LibertyLinda
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LibertyLinda

Another reason that the Convention of the States and the beginning of what is recommended in the Liberty Amendements must begin: return the Senate to what it was originally. Read the book if you don’t know. So much has to be done.

NJK
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NJK

I will be so glad when he dies. Harry, I pray for you every night. I pray you have a stroke, or die in a car accident.

Can you imagine in your life, destroying the health care of MILLIONS, and thinking there will be no consequences for it in your life? He must feel really invincible. I think it’s a very misplaced feeling of invincibility.

$1714278
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$1714278

That’s just ugly……..I don’t like these people either but wishing them dead? You’re stooping to their level now…..and it’s really low.

finnegan
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finnegan

Well, *not* stooping to their level has gotten us nowhere. There is no high road anymore, when they own the road construction unions smile

Dale
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Dale

they are trying to make us hate each other. Can’t you tell?

finnegan
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finnegan

My guess is there’s a hundred million or so people who are praying along with you. All day long.

They really leave us with little alternative.

$1714278
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$1714278

I’m sure that that prayer is going unheard…….

Dale
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Dale

We need to nuke Nevada for re electing that “man”. I wanted to call him a name, just trying to be civil

USMC 64-68
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USMC 64-68

The responsibility has to be shared by every state that elects socialist subversive democrats.

sjmom
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sjmom

I guess this means when the GOP gets the Senate back next year they can impeach Obama and the Dems can do nothing about it.

Dale
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Dale

let us hope the PEOPLE RISE UP. If we win Obama is gone

American Duckie
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American Duckie

These people are incredible in their hypocrisy.
Hey DINGY! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9tKQc7Lxrs
Hey OBAMA! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkXjYohzAOY
HEY HILLARY! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVB-tABnD1I
HEY Durbin! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ih-e9DjCLvw

OK folks, for those who might not realize it, today’s incredible hypcocrisy by those in charge of the democrat Senate majority have in essence not only instituted mob rule, but have paved the way for the Separation of Powers between the Judicial Branch and the Executive branch of government to be completely demolished. They have handed dear leader the scepter to do whatever he chooses, because he will own the courts. I wrote about this last week. Others wrote and warned about it as well. http://politichicks.tv/column/can-obama-transform-america-let-us-count-ways/

tinlizzieowner
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tinlizzieowner

When we take back the Senate, they will be crying “unfair” again. wink

American Duckie
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American Duckie

of course they will.

tinlizzieowner
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tinlizzieowner

This was done by people who are confident they will never lose control of the Senate. Even if 150% of the registered Democratic voters have to show up next election, to make it so.

American Duckie
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American Duckie

I know. Dang it this just makes me so much more angry and determined to not let that happen!!

tinlizzieowner
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tinlizzieowner

News Flash!
Obama changes the rules again and pushes the roll-out of Obamacare past the mid-term elections.
What do you do when you have a deli that’s selling a krap sandwich? You don’t open until you can get the smell out of the place.

American Duckie
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American Duckie

I am just so sick of it all, I can’t help but lol. That really did make me laugh tinlizzie

skl20
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skl20

We need voter ID in EVERY state!

tinlizzieowner
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tinlizzieowner

We need voter PHOTO ID in every state.

skl20
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skl20

This is why the treacherous RINOS like McCain, McConnell, Boehner, Cantor, and so many others need to be primaried!

Dale
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Dale

nobody is listening, with the voting power…, money, conscience, fear of God, patriotic, and love of country have been voted out. Our last stand may have to evolve away from just words.

American Duckie
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American Duckie

I hope you’re wrong, but fear you’re right. We’ll see what happens.

timerunnersc
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timerunnersc

Harry Reid and Obama are American traitors, oath breakers and anti American terrorist supporters, so truthfully what else could we expect from such miscreants as these two.

DHardy
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DHardy

No use complaining lets work on a way to turn this right back on them

badbadlibs
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badbadlibs

Those smug sob’s in the demoncrap party are trying to blame republicans for this! NO JOKE!
The republicans better get a back bone but quick!

skl20
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skl20

The Republican Party should be renamed…the Republicratic Party….they are one and the same!

skl20
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skl20

Unfortunately, Boehner, McCain, and McConnell have had their back bones removed by a progressive practitioner!

Teletwang101
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Teletwang101

Why aren’t people being arrested? A mean, really.

tinlizzieowner
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tinlizzieowner

Eric Holder’s ‘Just-Us’ Dept.

Dale
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Dale

Their has been a successful coup and people do not even realize it, at least not enough of us to counter what has happened. American Duckie is right. obama will rule the courts and we just may see him in office after 2016. Let’s hope we can somehow change course.

skl20
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skl20

I imagine Bill Clinton will drag him out like a dog! He is running for prez again….in the image of Hillary!

BearNJ
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BearNJ

The GOP should filibuster every bill. Refuse to give unanimous consent. This is a move to pack the DC court. What did Mitch McConnell do? Nothing.

sjmom
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sjmom

Not much he could do but when they get the Senate back next year then you’ll see some action.

BearNJ
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BearNJ

I disagree the Circuit judges are under Congress. Boehner
should defund them as illegitimate. Don’t pay the SOBs.
The GOP Senators should filibuster everything and shutdown the Senate.
Of course that takes two things the GOP leadership lacks, one is guts and the other is the ability to make an argument. By the way anyone in Kentucky who votes for Mitch McConnell in the primary needs their head examined. The man is a gutless worm and a loser.

maketcomp
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maketcomp

So why can’t a shut down stop this?!

Betsey_Ross
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Betsey_Ross

I guess Harry sees the Senate going Republican in ’14 or he wouldn’t have bothered with this. This is to do optimal damage before he’s gone from leadership. It sure isn’t going to get him any kind of trend for next year. These Democrats don’t seem to care that they are the most hypocritical people that ever walked the face of the earth. Hypocrisy is their stock and trade. It’s time to make them care.

Rshill7
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Rshill7

Caligula had the support of the Roman Senate too…and the Praetorian Guard.

That backfired on his ass, his neck, his chest, all over him. Lots of blades went through that dude, and he perished in an underground passage.

There are some political blades coming for some democrats and their leader.

warpmine
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warpmine

I was watching that last night to. Simply stunning as to how many participated in his death.

Still, all these nominations have to be cleared by the judicial committee and all you have to do there as GOP, is not show up. No Rpuklicans, no committee, no nominee.

Rshill7
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Rshill7

Yes. You know what I miss about the History Channel? The History. It was the History part which I loved about about the History Channel, with the exception being how they misinterpret the Bible, and misrepresent it’s truths. Questioning everything from it, while lending credence to egghead “academics” with little to no peer review.

However, I found History Channel II, right?

Man, I love that stuff, and can weed out the truth from the ideological BS smile

Regarding your take on the nominations process. That sounds interesting. Would they need a quorum, etc? Not sure.

warpmine
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warpmine

I remember they said it was necessary but….who knows for sure.

I felt the same way about TLC, the lectures about history were captivating. Charlemagne was quite the man.

Rshill7
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Rshill7

Yep, he was… except for that whole Holy Roman Empire thing.
smile

RogueRose
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RogueRose

Here’s the actual rule on quorums..
1. Six Members of the Committee, actually present, shall constitute a
quorum for the purpose of discussing business. Eight Members of the
Committee, including at least two Members of the minority, shall
constitute a quorum for the purpose of transacting business. No bill,
matter, or nomination shall be ordered reported from the Committee,
however, unless a majority of the Committee is actually present at the
time such action is taken and a majority of those present support the
action taken.

finnegan
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finnegan

I believe a lot of those Roman politicians were poisoned too. By their personal chefs.

Dale
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Dale

I liked that movie

Nehemiah
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Nehemiah

Mr. Reid did it with 51 others like himself.

poorhardworker
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poorhardworker

Just goes to show…you cannot trust a Democratic/Liberal/Progressive/Socialist to keep their word!

Laurel
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Laurel

Of course he did because the left needed some red meat. the GOP always blows this stuff by not getting out in front of this. People don’t know the bulk of the vacancies actually belonged to Bush and were blocked by Democrats.

Nehemiah
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Nehemiah

Lie is not a lie if justifies the means – HopenChange = Lie to no Limit
being implemented by Mr. Reid and Ms Pelosi and Mr. Obama – architects of transformation of America into a living under a multitude of LIES..
Keep your plan. Period. Keep your doctor. Period. $2,500 savings. Period. Etc…

57thunderbird
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57thunderbird

It will come back to bite them!

giveususfree
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giveususfree

The Media won’t let the Republicans do something like this.

57thunderbird
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57thunderbird

I agree!

giveususfree
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giveususfree

Nor should the media let the Democrats do it either. It is their function to make sure NOBODY on either side does stuff like this, they are suppose to be on the people’s side/freedom’s side, our eyes and ears in Washington. Now they work for the Politicians, to help them convince us to give up our Liberties.

sjmom
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sjmom

You can count on it.

57thunderbird
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57thunderbird

There exists an impeachment process for the SCOTUS!Time to use it.

OneThinDime
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OneThinDime

Glad you brought up the topic, was looking for an avenue in. It is little known that we can impeach judges, including the SCOTUS. We need a Conservative House and Senate. Step 1, impeach John Roberts for re-writing the ObamaCare law from the bench and the 4 that voted with him. Then impeach Obama.

Rshill7
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Rshill7

Occasionally a democrat can extricate himself from the collective donkey backside. It’s an exceedingly rare anomaly. Sen Carl Levin (D-Michigan) and Sen Mark Pryor (D-Arkansas) spoke eloquently against this vote today, setting a precedent, regarding this precedent. Levin is retiring in two months, and the Senator from Arkansas, is well, a Senator from Arkansas. Levin no longer has to prostitute himself to the democrat party…as much, any longer, and Pryor is from the south…worried about reelection. I’ve heard from no other dissenting democrats today on the issue while viewing C-Span after the Reid rule change. Usually democrats have no ability to lead, and are content to wear the backside of the donkey costume and amble along blindly. Some of the very folks who screamed bloody murder when the Republicans only threatened this a few years ago, now in hyper-hypocrite fashion support it as “necessary”, Biden, Obama, and Reid included, among… Read more »

Laurel
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Laurel

It’s disgusting isn’t it?! How do these guys sleep at night?

Rshill7
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Rshill7

Snug as bugs in rugs…colon condo rugs.

Like the guy said in “Grease”.

“Rules are, there ain’t no rules.”

No conscience, no problem.

Laurel
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Laurel

I guess so…for me it’s like trying to fathom the universe.

God did indeed bless me with a conscience.

jrt
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jrt

Every true republican in the house and senate which is less than they call themselves by name should just quit the job if they have another to go to and just let the left machine run itself into the destruction that its headed for.

Sentinel
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Sentinel

I’d be put in jail if I said what I’m feeling right now. The Demoncraps are sick, twisted, utterly corrupt, sinful devils… My wife said that on Hannity today a few of them were crying about how lawless this was and how they felt awful that Reid pulled this unconstitutional crap – yet they still voted FOR it! (I know. it’s been done before… still doesn’t make it right) Jesus can’t return fast enough for me. I’m so sick of evil and the destruction of my beloved America. Harry Reid ought to be in jail… senile, corrupt, cancerous bastard.

24fan
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24fan

Hey Ted, he’s also trying to avenge himself on you by changing filibusting rules. Guess he’d still be a bit sore from your recent one.

OneThinDime
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OneThinDime

Harry Reid thinks he’s smart but he has underestimated the two Constitutional attorneys in the Senate, Cruz and Lee. They are WAY ahead of Reid with their next moves.

JJHLH
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JJHLH

Yep, Cruz and Lee are seeing the big picture.

mder4thegov
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mder4thegov

Ted, you have the hypocrites flailing…keep up the good work.

Attila_the_hun
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Attila_the_hun

That’s what happens when RINO’s refuse to fight. In order to win one must know the enemy. Unfortunately The Republicans and the country as a whole can’t come to grips with reality that their president and his goons in the congress are closet communist.

Locks
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Locks

One more step toward Dictatorship.

Kiyoti
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Kiyoti

~~ Folks….there’s stuff hittin’ the fan !!!

Guest
Guest
Guest

Well… when your house is already FULL of “stuff” how would/could anyone notice?

The Republicans let this happen as much as the Democrats did. Now’s the time for people to feign shock.

Yazz55
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Yazz55

All new judicial appointments will be required to sign loyalty oaths to the obamessiah.

Watchman74
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Watchman74

“The Founding Fathers established filibuster as means of protecting
minority from the tyranny of the majority.” – Sen. Obama, 2005

Guest
Guest
Guest

Notice nobody is held accountable to the words they’ve said anymore?

giveususfree
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giveususfree

Unless you’re a Republican, then the Media is on your ass like flies on a turd.

Rshill7
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Rshill7

“Experience hath shown, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.” (Thomas Jefferson)

Except this time, it’s been a quick operation hasn’t it?

“To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.” (Thomas Jefferson)

So now we will be experiencing even more what De Tocqueville meant by “The tyranny of the majority”.

The key word in all this? Tyranny.

57thunderbird
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57thunderbird

And because of the fact that the American people sit idly by and accept it,then they deserve whatever befalls them.We the people are sovereign.When will we use that sovereignty?A tax revolt would save a lot of problems but not enough people have the stones to participate.Are you listening NSA?

LoriPatriot
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LoriPatriot

U.S. Army General: Calling for the ‘Forced Resignations’ of Barack Hussein Obama and Other Administration Officials

[ Read Story: http://goo.gl/UKKbcc ]

maketcomp
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maketcomp

Yes, that means we MUST be very active but let’s do it on all fronts-Elect a Majority in the Senate, pursue the Convention of the States process, and “Forced Resignations.” All of the above.

LoriPatriot
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LoriPatriot
K-Bob
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K-Bob

Comrade Harry, just go ahead and rename the Senate “The Politburo.”

This sad excuse for a human being needs to be arrested, right along with barack and Holder.

Press Watchusa
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Press Watchusa

The GOP – MUST throw everything they have at these dirtbags

They have to sober up long enough to realize that the “head of the snake” can still bite

The dimoCRAPS now feel they have nothing to lose and must be crushed

There is enough evidence of corruption and LIES and sociopathic behavior to bury the whole party so they keep busy digging themselves out of the hole

Appoint Independent Counsels for every phony scandal

I want to see Chris Mathews head explode

Wake up for Pete’s sake! – NOW is the time!

garyinaz66
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garyinaz66

the gop really does not oppose anything democrats do, for the most part they push the same big govt agenda. everything else is just theater.

OneThinDime
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OneThinDime

The same GOP that consented to NEVER sue over voter fraud? The GOP is a waste of oxygen.

MJS
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MJS

Openly defy this puke called obama and ANYONE who defies our Constitution. Defend your liberty with your Second Amendment.

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