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September 2, 2014

Obama Backs ‘Nuclear Option,’ Says Majority Should Rule

President Barack Obama strongly backed the use of the “nuclear option” in the Senate to end filibusters of nominations and seemed to push for a broader end to the use of filibusters to stall legislation as well.

“If you have a majority of folks who believe in something, then it should pass,” Obama said, complaining of a litany of legislation that has died at the minority’s hands under his presidency, including bills on immigration, equal pay, jobs, guns and taxes, in addition to nominations.

“We have seen an unprecedented pattern of obstruction in Congress,” he said.

Ending filibusters of nominations restores the longstanding tradition of considering them on a more routine basis, Obama said.

He complained about Republicans holding up his environmental nominees, his housing nominee and a host of other positions, not because of some personal scandal but because of a policy dispute.

“It’s simply because they opposed the policies the American people voted for in the last election,” Obama said.

He also complained that his judges had been held up more than twice as long as President George W. Bush’s, even though many end up getting overwhelming votes in the end.

“This isn’t obstruction on substance, on qualifications. It’s just to gum up the works,” Obama said.

“The vote today I think is an indication that a majority of senators believe as I believe that enough is enough.”

  • deydey

    except when the majority is in the House of Reps, eh Barry?..whom you moan and whine at all the time…lol

    • johnblack45john

      Who the hell is Barry?

      • Chumba Wumba

        In some related news, Egypt has finally stepped up and filed a credible criminal complaint with the International Criminal Court against Hussein Obama: http://www.humanevents.com/2013/11/08/obama-accused-of-crimes-against-humanity-at-international-criminal-court/Hussein Obama is being charged with crimes against humanity for his providing of aid and comfort to the Islamist terrorist organization known as the Muslim Brotherhood.

        • johnblack45john

          And who is going to go to the White House and arrest him bagger? You need to try getting some credible and reliable news sources

  • Max Modine

    This assclown’s logic gets more bizarre by the day. A function of those years of dis-functional child raising under Marxists and moslems and years of chronic illegal drug-abuse.

    Hey Barry you halfwit; what if most of the people with your effed-up composition decided they wanted to nuke Israel to satisfy your sunni-moslem overlords?

    Should we do that also?

    • johnblack45john

      The assclown left office in 2009. And your logic of minority rule is what you think is right?

      • Chumba Wumba

        In this related YouTube video, comedian Russell Brand notes that Hussein Obama’s messiah complex is a symptom of mental illness: http://youtu.be/ADJhErmJuoQ?t=1m27s

        • johnblack45john

          You can post crap like this calling somebody mentally ill when you actually believe this crap? You are the mentally ill one here not the :President.

  • REDJI

    That’s right….Mob Rule, You know, like they have in a Democracy…….Unfortunately for the WH, this Country is a REPUBLIC, attempt to tear it down at your peril…..

    • johnblack45john

      The rule of the majority is mob rule? Since when and in what country because you are certainly not talking about America.

      • Chumba Wumba

        In this related YouTube video, Dr. Alan Keyes rightly calls out Hussein Obama as a radical communist: http://youtu.be/3DlTgrMCxPg?t=9s

        • johnblack45john

          Alan Keyes? You’re joing right? President Obama beat him in the US senate race like a rented mule. And he’s the kind of Black man baggers like you love. One that knows the place you have for him.

  • drthomasedavis

    Americans, REAL AMERICANS can and will weather this gigantic theft by the Obama forces of evil. 2016 will see a major turn around. The ladies will take over the Oval Office, Try Obama for Murder and Treason and Reid. Pelosi, Schumer, Durbin and others for their lies, complicity and deceptions. America’s women have for too long been denied a “real” say in our government. That will change in 2016 and heads will roll. A dictatorship will not be allowed to survive, let alone thrive in these United States. Reid’s choice of the word “Rule” was indicative of his stupidity; Americans will only be “Governed” NOT ruled as in “Monarchy.” Otherwise there will most certainly be an insurrection and a series of hangings on the public gallows for the Traitors infesting the Democratic Party.

    Dr. Thomas E. Davis, Colonel, USA (ret)
    326 F Nantucket Lane
    Monroe Twp, NJ
    tomdavis@comcast.net

    • johnblack45john

      You must be talking about tea party America not real America. Time you woke up from your nap. And FYI we don’t elect dictators we elect presidents

      • Chumba Wumba

        Fun fact: In the 5,880 words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, the word democracy isn’t mentioned once

        • johnblack45john

          And your point is what exactly? The majority always rules.

  • drthomasedavis

    “Obama Backs ‘Nuclear Option,’ Says Majority Should Rule”—Since when did this nation become a Kingdom or Caliphate/ We do NOT elect “Rulers” we elect legislators and a Chief Executive, NOT a King. If you want to rule Mr. Obama, go back to Kenya, carry out a coup and become the King/Dictator but get that notion out of your fool head. In the USA, we are having none of that crap!
    Dr. Thomas E. Davis, Colonel, USA (ret)

    • johnblack45john

      What ever happen to majority rule? This is the only country in the world where the minority has more power than the majority. And why should he go back to Kenya when he’s never lived there in the first place? And FYI we elect presidents in this country not kings.

      • Chumba Wumba

        Fun fact:

        In the 5,880 words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, the word democracy isn’t mentioned once.

        • johnblack45john

          And your point is what exactly? The majority always rule.

  • B E USA (D)

    Obama Backs ‘Nuclear Option,’ Says Majority Should Rule……..Remember that Marxist-N-Chief. 2014 Republicans take back the Senate, get rid of the Filibuster all together and Repeal Obamacare with 51 Votes……Harry you didn’t think before you drank the Kool-Aid

    • johnblack45john

      You baggers are hilarious. First he’s a socialist, then a Communist, then an emperor and now he’s a Marxist. You do know that you can’t be a socialist, Marxist, and Communist at the same time don’t you? They are 3 totally different governing philosophies. And republicans have been taking back the senate since 2010 and it hasn’t yet and won’t in 2014. And you will never elect a president as long as the tea party controls the republican party so quit dreaming.

      • Chumba Wumba

        In related YouTube video we find an excellent introduction to the criminal nature of Hussein Obama’s regime: http://youtu.be/86UL9ekiXDk

        • johnblack45john

          Do you people have your own website that feeds you all of this BS? And even if this crap were true who do you think is going to go to the White House and arrest him?

  • Jack_Kennedy

    amazing …………….. that’s not what obamaliar said when he was a senator and busy obstructing Pres Bush

    oh well. no surprise ……………. HYPOCRISY is standard for obamaliar

    • johnblack45john

      That was then. This is now. And the filibuster was not abused then like it has been under republicans. There have been 168 filibusters of judicial nominees in history and half of them have been President Obama’s. And how did he obstruct Bush and who was the liar of a president that got us into war?

      • Chumba Wumba

        In this article we find more evidence of Hussein Obama’s vicious war against the 1st Amendment: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/10/obama-leaks-aggressive-nixon-report-prosecution

        • johnblack45john

          An op ed piece of garbage by some right wing pundit spouting his own biased opinion? Give me a break.

          • john

            The Guardian was founded in 1821, it is a reputable UK based paper. Your move.

          • johnblack45john

            And your point is what exactly? A lie don’t care who tells it

          • john

            you have an answer for everything, never a good one, but an answer never the less.

            You are always asking for sources, claiming that they are disreputable, and deflecting. I was merely pointing out that the source was very credible. You can do what you like with it.

            personally I am enjoying calling you out on your silliness. I may make this a habit. Brightens my day.

            I’ll stop when you educate yourself.

            See, I don’t mind when people disagree with my viewpoint and have a rational base to discuss from, but lets be honest, you really have nothing of value to share, and your arguments are pathetically simplistic, vile, and disparaging to the people you are talking to. You provide nothing of value in ANY conversation, and you seem to take special pleasure in calling everyone else names, and putting others down, and when you get called on it, you start threatening people. Not on this article, but I’ve seen it. I remember you deleting a whole host of comments once you realized that you were wrong about the process of Impeachment.

            I think my main public service for 2014 will be dispelling your ignorant posts, inaccuracies, and outright lies.

            In fact, I think I will make sure to post where you can go find proper information.

            Here is your first reading assignment, based on your ignorance further up in this article.

            http://www.lp.gov

            http://www.teaparty.org

            These websites will help you understand what each party believes in. Once you have read them, you are more than welcome to disagree with them, but at least you won’t sound like a hot mess when you make ignorant satatements about them being the “same”. Nothing could be further from the truth.

            I hope you feel better soon :)

          • johnblack45john

            My silliness? And the only uneducated person here is you.

          • john

            lol. Sure, it must be me, because I don’t agree with you.

          • johnblack45john

            I could care less about you period or whether you agree or disagree with me.

          • john

            yep, that’s why you keep responding to all my posts, cause you don’t care..

          • johnblack45john

            Nope. I just enjoy seeing people like you making a fool out of themselves. And since nobody else will talk to you I hate seeing you be alone.

          • john

            Aww, thanks man. I appreciate it. But alas, this has run it’s course. I am done.

            I hope that every once in a while you read through your posts, and see what you project to the rest of the world.

            I hope that you will take some time to read and learn a little about what you talk about so frequently, I’d love to see you make some comments that had some substance, then you wouldn’t have to revert to name calling and useless banter.

            I hope that you can figure out how not to be angry at everyone else, and possibly try to see the other side of an argument for what it is and not what you want it to be.

            I may be back to check up on you from time to time, but I don’t expect you will have figured any of this out.

            I wish you health and luck.

          • johnblack45john

            I hope once in a while that you actually post something that makes sense. And better than check up on me try looking out for yourself.

          • john

            Such a small, petty man in such a big world. You really do derive your self worth from insults and antagonizing people don’t you?

            I’ll leave you to it, because it seems that is all you have.

          • johnblack45john

            I don’t read trash particularly when I am ordered to by trash like you. Just because you fall for this BS that’s your stupidity not mine. And if you really want to do a service try going back to school or get your GED. God knows you need it. And I know what the tea party believes in. Setting this country back 100 years. And proved what I lied about you stupid illiterate bagger? And you know NOTHING about the process of impeachment period. You have nothing period to share or anything else.

          • john

            Look, don’t get all fired up again little buddy. I don’t like the Tea Party either. I am a Libertarian. And you obviously don’t understand what the Libertarian Party is.

            Am I to understand the premise of your argument is “I know you are, but what am I?”

            ‘Cause that isn’t really effective.

          • johnblack45john

            There is not a dime’s worth of difference between the tea party and the Libertarian party.

          • john

            Recent election stats in Virginia showed more voters were pulled to the Libertarian Party from the Democrats than Republicans. So, in that one instance, more Democrats aligned with Libertarians than Republicans. How does that square with your theory?

          • johnblack45john

            Bagger please. the only thing those rejects did was pull votes away from the republican. It had no effect on the democrats at all And like I said the tea party and the Libertarian Party are both jokes. And sick ones at that. And it don’;t take research to figure this out.

          • john

            right. you don’t really read or research anything, do you? You just know it all through osmosis or something.

            why do you think I keep on with this? I’d like you to pull your head out of your butt and possibly learn something. But you crane your neck away like a 5 year old eating peas, because you don’t want to learn anything. Is it so comfortable to think that you know it all? Do you really think you have it all figured out? Is it really that satisfying to you to post “bagger” all the time to dismiss anyone else’s thoughts or beliefs?

            God it must be miserable being you.

          • johnblack45john

            I don’t do research? Pot meet kettle. You haven’t offered any proof at all to back any of your BS up period. All you have offered is your own biased opinion and nothing else. And the reason you keep up with this is to continue making a fool out of yourself. You post like a two year old. and have the IQ to match. And you figured me out? It didn’t take a rocket scientist on his way to Mars to figure you out either. You are a clueless stupid illiterate bagger with the IQ of a 2 year old. And God takes care of children and fools and you are both. And it isn’t a walk in the park being you either.

          • john

            That’s all you can do isn’t it? insult people?

            I showed you how Libertarians were different then the Tea Party, and you can’t admit you were wrong. Once again you have nothing but childish insults to contribute.

          • john

            No, be honest, you said that the Tea Party and the Libertarian party were the same thing. And they aren’t.

          • johnblack45john

            And you will stop when I educate myself? Pot meet kettle. You are about as dumb as a box of rocks.

          • john

            Most certainly. You start arguing with me using valid points, and real reasons, I will definitely stop asking you to educate yourself. In fact, I like to be proven wrong every once in a while, it means I am learning something new.

            But you aren’t providing anything of value calling people names and attempting to be dominating.

            Please, learn a little bit about the Libertarian Party, and then come back and tell me what you don’t like.

          • johnblack45john

            I know all I need to know about the Libertarian Party. They are losers just like the tea party. And there isn’t a dime’s worth of difference between the two. And if you are a member of either of them then you are the one in need of an education not me.

  • Jack_Kennedy

    at least reid finally neutralized the rinos like mccain ………… the repubs won’t have to put up with anymore of his gang of 12 BS to stop nuclear options in the future

    guess, that a consolation ……….. anything that puts mccain in his place is a good thing for America …………… now, if we can just get obama there with him

    • johnblack45john

      What are you planning on doing filling congress full of bagger republicans like you? It is not going to happen.

      • Chumba Wumba

        In this YouTube video, Hussein Obama calls for an army of brown shirts: http://youtu.be/Tt2yGzHfy7s?t=8s

        • johnblack45john

          Why do you people come up with these bogus youtube videos and try passing them off as truth and facts when none of them has been authenticated?

          • john

            You are so precious.. You see him talking, you hear the words, but you don’t believe it. Just because I am curious, and a little bored, where exactly would one go to get a video “authenticated”. (can’t wait to hear this)

          • johnblack45john

            Why would you believe the first piece of crap you see? Are you that naive?

          • john

            So… What? someone had their hand up his a@@ and made him say that?

          • johnblack45john

            Who’s got theirs up yours telling you what to say Limbaugh or Beck?

          • john

            LOL, you think everyone has to be in one of two boxes.

          • johnblack45john

            You are in only one of them. The stupid box.

          • john

            LOL! Good comeback!

          • john

            and really, why don’t you believe that video’s authenticity? Was it made up?

          • johnblack45john

            How about everything. An army of brown shirts? If you believe this crap then you are totally stupid.

          • johnblack45john

            It sure isn’t the truth so it had to be made up

          • john

            Don’t listen to either. I have heard them before, but they are more interested in creating a divide, and furthering their interests than finding solutions, and moving forward.

            I don’t care for most media outlets, I prefer using Google News, and getting both the liberal and conservative slant, then forming my own opinion.

          • johnblack45john

            Anybody with half a brain (and you have no brain period) can see though this BS.

        • john

          Notice that the two guys wearing Vietnam Veteran hats don’t really look old enough to have actually served in Vietnam? Did you know that according to the VA, twice as many people claim to have served in the Vietnam conflict than actually did serve in Vietnam.

          • johnblack45john

            And I really care about this?

          • john

            If someone I respected and trusted was so willing (if they are not Vietnam Veterans) to put fakers and liars behind him to make him look good, yes, I would care about it. Maybe you don’t, but people who served their country take real offense to this. BTW, I served in the Marine Corps.

          • johnblack45john

            And just how do you know these people are fakers and liars? Did you personally ask them?

          • john

            nope. I just noticed that they looked a little young to have served during The Vietnam Conflict. You asked me why you would care about it. I answered.

            Can’t see the forest through all the trees?

          • johnblack45john

            I never asked you a damn thing about anybody in this video.

          • john

            right, you just commented on my assertion that two people in the video didn’t look old enough to have served in Vietnam.

            I must have just assumed that your post, in response, was about what I had written.

            Should have realized your post lacked any substantive questions. You were just being petty as usual.

          • johnblack45john

            Don’t get mad at me because you have poor comprehension skills. And you do know what they say about people who assume things don’t you?

          • john

            More name calling.. When do you come back with anything of substance? Just curious.

          • johnblack45john

            If you’re a stupid bagger you’re a stupid bagger.

          • johnblack45john

            If the shoe fits wear it. And it fits you well. Now go somewhere and get a life you stupid illiterate bagger

  • Liberty: Coercion’s Absence

    Most Americans recognize that Hussein Obama has no credibility.

  • Liberty: Coercion’s Absence

    When we develop or discover new skills that improve our own lot, we gain the ability to make a better contribution to our friends and fellows.

  • Andre Leonard

    No surprise here that Obie would support political tyranny. Long the master of division, never able to foster compromise or create buy-in.

    • johnblack45john

      Political tyranny? This is the way it always was until republicans changed it. How is it that a minority of the people get their way and the majority can’t?

      • Chumba Wumba

        In related news, Hussein Obama’s 1/2 brother Malik is headed for a terrorist watch-list in Egypt: http://shoebat.com/2013/09/05/obamas-brother-headed-for-egypts-terror-watch-list/

        • johnblack45john

          And the e
          Replyarth is flat and the moon is made of blue cheese.

        • johnblack45john

          And the earth is flat and the moon is made of blue cheese.

      • Andre Leonard

        Let’s try something different. Donkey and elephant bashing is getting old.

        I am thinking Libertarin, Independent or Constitution party’s.

        • johnblack45john

          There is not a dime’s worth of difference between a tea partier and a libertarian.

          • john

            JBJ45.. That is about the dumbest statement you have ever made, and that’s really saying something, because you have made a LOT of really stupid comments.

          • johnblack45john

            You must be confusing me with you. You are the assclown that makes dumb statements here not me.

          • john

            I’d like to put that to a vote.

          • johnblack45john

            You’d loose big time.

          • john

            Somehow I doubt that, I’ve read a lot of your posts, and seen the responses. A lot of very rational people have disagreed with you, and your most common response was insult rather than rationale.

          • johnblack45john

            Then improve upon your severely flawed comprehension skills. And yours aren’t exactly a work of genius either. And how many people here seems to be agreeing with you? The only person you seem to be replying to is me. Why aren’t you replying to anybody else here? Because nobody is responding to you?

          • john

            Nope, I just dislike you. I see a bunch of people here sharing their opinions, reading and responding to each other.

            You on the other hand are running around spouting off about how everyone is a “bagger”, or stupid, or racist, etc.. Nothing of substance, just spiteful drivel, and I’m enjoying calling you on it.

            And, just for an extra special pleasure, I’m hiding behind the protective wall of the internet, just like you.

            So, what do you want to talk about now? I’m getting bored with just name calling.

          • johnblack45john

            Not half as much as I dislike you. And what of any substance have you posted here? NOTHING! And you think this is calling me out? Think again.

          • john

            Yes, I have provided value by contributing fact to counter your fiction. And yes I am calling you out, and it is working.

          • johnblack45john

            How do you counter my so called”fiction” By making up more lies?

          • johnblack45john

            You are calling me out and it is working? Where? Your vivid imagination? The only thing you are doing is making an even bigger fool out of yourself.

          • johnblack45john

            Are you bored? Lonely? Don’t have a life? This article is over a month old. People have moved on and yet you are still here making a fool out of yourself.. So who is here for you to impress? NOBODY! People have moved on. Why can’t you? Ever though about getting a hobby? You have way too much time on your hands. Now please go somewhere and get a life as well as a clue.

          • john

            But you are still here.

          • johnblack45john

            Nobody likes you. If they did why aren’t there anybody here dsding with you?

          • john

            what about you then? why isn’t anyone flying to your rescue? LMAO.

          • johnblack45john

            Probably because this thread is a month old. People have moved on. Why can’t you do the same?

  • Montesquieu

    Most Americans are starting to recognize that Hussein Obama is a menace to mankind.

  • Montesquieu

    Collectivism is particularly insidious because its fatal flaws force centralized governments into a downward spiral where they have no choice but to attempt to support themselves through more and more plunder.

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