Have you ever seen something that was so ironic that you just had to laugh about it? For example, someone in your class says that they didn’t need to study because they knew everything and then they end up failing the exam?
That is absolutely hilarious. They were literally bragging about how they were going to get a good grade and that decision completely backfired on them. It may not happen all the time, but when it does, it’s undeniably humorous.
Watching anyone struggle with something that they caused is reason to laugh. They were the ones that caused it and they have to pay the consequences. The same thing happens in politics and the Democrats are paying for it now. Democrats sneakily altered legislative rules in 2013 that is now coming around to haunt them. As a bonus, there is absolutely nothing they can do about it now!
Back in 2013, the then-Democratic Senate, led by former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, passed a rule that was dubbed, “the nuclear option.” Its premise was to eliminate the use of a filibuster on every single presidential nominee, with the exception of those nominated to the Supreme Court.
At the time, they were loving the rule, because it allowed President Obama to push through key nominations without much opposition from the Republicans. Now that the tables are turned, they are very upset. Thanks to their changing of the legislation, President-elect Donald Trump will have no problem with his appointments confirmed with a simple majority vote.
What makes this even sweeter was the fact that Republicans had opposed the nuclear option in 2013. Essentially, they were left with little-to-no opposition when Obama was naming his executive and judicial nominees. As stated before, the nuclear option allows a simple majority to approve presidential appointments, outside of the Supreme Court.
Originally, it was supposed to have 60 votes to be filibuster proof. As of right now, Supreme Court picks and legislation still require 60 votes to be filibuster-proof. However presidential Cabinet appointments have the ability to be approved with just 51 votes. Oh and would you look at that, Republicans have over 51 seats in Congress as of right now!
Don’t you love it when things work out perfectly? Even better is what Reid said at the time. He said the rule was necessary and that the “American people believe the Senate is broken, and I believe the American people are right. It’s time to get the Senate working again,” Reid said to reporters.
Unsurprisingly, the liberal media was behind Reid and the other Democrats, as they were applauding the rule change as something that was a necessity for the American people. Liberal CNN commentator Hilary Rosen said, “All this really does is say that the president that we elected to actually run the government gets to run the government.”
“Even the reaction to this announcement seems to be one more piece of evidence that this Republican Party is not interested in doing the business of the country,” future Hillary Clinton spokeswoman Karen Finney said. So they were insanely happy about this rule being in favor for them, but as soon as the tables turn, they are against it.
It’s amazing to see it completely blow up in their faces. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said: “I argued against it at the time. I said both for Supreme Court and in Cabinet should be 60, because on such important positions there should be some degree of bipartisanship. I won on Supreme Court, lost on Cabinet, but it’s what we have to live with now.”
He doesn’t sound bitter at all now does he? As stated earlier, it’s amazing watching this legislation, which the Democrats themselves pushed for, completely blow up in their face. The best part is that some strategists foreshadowed this change.
Democratic strategist Maria Cardona was less than thrilled with this vote being cast. She said, “There’s no question that we will one day come to regret this.” That day is today! Nearly all of Trump’s Cabinet members are going to get through and there isn’t a thing that the Democrats can do to stop it! Isn’t life wonderful?
However that doesn’t mean the Democrats are going to try and do their best to stop these Cabinet picks from going through. After all, they are the ones that were attempting to delay the confirmation hearings in order to think of a reason why some members shouldn’t go through.
One of the appointments that Democrats wanted to stop was Attorney General Jeff Sessions. They want to stop him from getting confirmed because he is going to make sure that Hillary Clinton doesn’t get away with her crimes. Just because she lost the election doesn’t mean that the country has forgotten about what she has done.
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It’s a wonderful sight to see as they are complaining about it being used to work for Trump.