Now, when she’s not in power, she’s against it.

Republicans ought to remind her of that every chance they get.

Democrats are nothing without their hypocrisy. It’s what defines them.

Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) advocated for the so-called “nuclear option” to change the filibuster rules and confirm federal judges back in 2012 and 2013, despite now condemning Republicans for threatening to do the same with Neil Gorsuch’s Supreme Court nomination.

Warren spoke on the Senate floor in 2013 to castigate Republicans who opposed then-President Obama’s judicial nominations.

“If Republicans continue to filibuster these highly qualified nominees for no reason other than to nullify the president’s constitutional authority, then senators not only have the right to change the filibuster rules, senators have a duty to change the filibuster rules,” Warren said.

The prior year, days after she was elected to the Senate in 2012, Warren wrote an op-ed for the Huffington Post calling for the nuclear option to be used with all Senate votes to kill the filibuster rule.

The Massachusetts Democrat said that Senate Republicans used filibusters “to block judicial nominations, jobs bills, political transparency, [and end] Big Oil subsidies.”

“On the first day of the new session in January [2013], the senators will have a unique opportunity to change the filibuster rule with a majority vote, rather than the normal two-thirds vote,” Warren wrote.

In 2013, Senate Democrats did trigger the nuclear option to move forward on most presidential nominations except for those to the Supreme Court. Democrats changed the chamber’s rules to circumvent Republican efforts to block some of Obama’s judicial picks.

Three and a half years later, Warren is strongly advocating that Senate Democrats filibuster the nomination of Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court. Senate Republicans have threatened to use the nuclear option to confirm Gorsuch after most Democrats in the chamber pledged to filibuster his nomination. Warren now claims that such a move by Republicans would be “threatening” and “bullying.”

Currently, all 52 Senate Republicans and three Senate Democrats have said they will vote to confirm Gorsuch, still five votes short of the traditional 60 needed to overcome a filibuster. With the use of the nuclear option, only a simple, 51-vote majority would be needed to confirm Gorsuch to the nation’s highest court.

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  1. bogsidebunny says:

    Yup, Harry shithead & Democrat Reid was the one who in 2013 instituted and then used the nuclear option. But it’s like a little spoiled turd’s toy. It’s “the bomb” when it’s in his grubby, chubby-fingered little fist, but when mama takes it away and “shares” it with his little brother it’s a useless and reviled piece of shit. It’s part of the “my-way-or-the-highway” mentality of bullies.

  2. I would be very surprised if McConnell actually nuked the filibuster rule. He’s a cuck anyway!

  3. dekare says:

    If the republicans don’t do everything in their power to get this done, they are the weak-kneed panzies we think them to be. Why are they so afraid to take the nuke-u-ler option? The dems would do it without hesitation. Hell, do the GOP not remember the whole “Deemed to have passed” crap that got us obozo-care? The dems are screaming they want someone more moderate. What…like kegan and sotomeyer? yeah, those two are moderate.

    Gorsuch BETTER happen. The repeal of obamacare tanked…and now the wall is getting smaller. I keep hearing the same nonsense of bipartisanship, reach across the aisle, big tent….that all can suck my ass. We all remember quite well obama making his snarkly comment….”I won”. Well, someone needs to tell the GOP they won. The window they have to do this will not stay open forever.

    What pisses me off the most is that the GOP seems to still think they have to play nice. That somehow if they give in, the dems will all of a sudden be happy and compromise later whey they have power. This is nothing but a Charlie Brown football kick with Lucy holding the ball. The GOP is Charlie Brown and the dems are Lucy. This time for sure.

    I consoled myself that even if nothing else gets done by Trump…the wall never happens, the repeal of obamacare never happens, that at the very least, the supreme court will be saved. And if that is all we got from Trump, it would be a win. Well, if Gorsuch fails, what will we have to show for our vote for Trump?

    There are two big difference between the Dems and the GOP that I see.

    First, the Dems NEVER play nice. When they have the power, they move the football closer and closer to their goal. They stampede over any republican or citizen they have to in order to move the ball closer to their agenda of socialism. They will kill if they have to. Whereas the republican feel they have to ask for permission from the democrats in order to move the ball back. They feel that if they move the ball, people will hate them, and so, they continue to ask and get told “no”, thinking that if only they are nicer, they will one day get permission to move the ball. Hey assholes, that is not how you play this game.

    And the second thing…democrats never trash their own…at least not in public. They stick together to advance their agenda, even if they hate each other. The republicans attach each other and in-fighting makes it hard to consolidate against the democrats when they can’t get their shit together and agree on what it is they should do.

    And in the mean time, We The People that voted for these morons take it in the shorts. Hey GOP, get it into your thick skulls…the dems will NEVER play nice, no matter how polite you are and they will never payback your kindness with anything other than a knife in the back. And also, you are NEVER going to steal away liberal voters by being dem-lite. Stop trying to win over people who will NEVER pull the lever for republican, and instead, try to do right by the voters that did vote for you and put you where you are right now.

    Right now, we have a president who is NOT a RINO, and we have the house and the senate. We will not have this much power for very long, and will very likely not have it again for some time once it goes away. If we are unable to make the changes needed to fix this country, then all truly is lost.

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