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  •  That is the Mansfield rule. Which needs to be (7+ / 0-)

    dumped. Slight correction. This is not the nuclear option. The nuclear option was a maneuver suggested and threatened by Republicans in mid session. It involved putting Dick Cheney in the Chair as presiding officer and making a procedure call from the chair that such a rule change would not be out of order. I know I am a Robert's Rules nerd. But it is an important distinction.

    It is not controversial to set or change rules at the beginning of a Congressional session. But to do it in the middle of one would have been highly dubious at best. But then again a number of Republicans are rat fuckers.

    •  I'm not sure why (0+ / 0-)

      you are telling me about the nuclear option or its controversy here, but you are of course, correct.

      "Lone catch of the moon, the roots of the sigh of an idea there will be the outcome may be why?"--from a spam diary entitled "The Vast World."

      by bryduck on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 10:46:23 AM PST

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      •  Not you, but everyone. No offense intended. (5+ / 0-)

        But there is a move to strike a false equivalency about this and the Dick Cheney ruling from the chair in midstream. The argument is that we are hypocrites for supporting this rule change when we denounced Republicans for trying to do the same. it is not the same and I felt that that distinction needed to be made. I am sorry that I stepped on your toes. Really no snark.

        •  No worries; (0+ / 0-)

          I just thought you meant to reply somewhere else . . .

          "Lone catch of the moon, the roots of the sigh of an idea there will be the outcome may be why?"--from a spam diary entitled "The Vast World."

          by bryduck on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 02:05:04 PM PST

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