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Letter: Obama used to be against the ‘Nuclear Option’

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Posted: Wednesday, December 4, 2013 9:45 am

Harry Reid invoked the so called “Nuclear Option” — a critical change in the rules of the Senate that provided a voice for the minority party. When Obama had control of the House and the Senate we saw him ram through Obamacare. Obama has three more years to exercise his agenda but is fearful that he may actually lose control of the Senate in 2014 due to the public backlash against Obamacare. His burning agenda is to stack the D.C. court with left-wing judges and place more liberals in key positions within the government. He has stated that he feels these nominees are being held up by the GOP via filibuster. So, getting rid of this provision allows Obama to act with impunity in regards to nominees thus ensuring that he can place liberals in any position he wishes.

Obama was very much against of this action when the GOP proposed doing the same thing in 2005. Then Sen. Obama said, “What the American people don’t expect is for one party — be it Republican or Democrat — to change the rules in the middle of the game so that they can make all the decisions while the other party is told to sit down and keep quiet.” Obama praised Reid for his invoking the Nuclear Option. Is there no end to Obama lying to the American People? Obama stole the voice of his opposition, a tactic he has used throughout his political life.

Dan Watson

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