It Begins: Dingy Moves To Change Senate Rules To Limit GOP filibusters


Via The Washington Times:

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Wednesday that he will try to push through a change to Senate rules that would limit the GOP’s ability to filibuster bills.

Speaking in the wake of Tuesday’s election, which boosted Senate Democrats’ numbers slightly, Mr. Reid said he won’t end filibusters altogether but that the rules need to change so that the minority party cannot use the legislative blocking tool as often.

“I think that the rules have been abused and that we’re going to work to change them,” he told reporters. “Were not going to do away with the filibuster but we’re going to make the Senate a more meaningful place.”

Republicans, who have 47 of the chamber’s 100 seats in this current Congress, have repeatedly used that strong minority to block parts of President Obama’s agenda on everything from added stimulus spending to his judicial picks.

A filibuster takes 60 senators to overcome it.

Leaders of both parties have been reluctant to change the rules because they value it as a tool when they are in the minority.

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Since Republicans remain in the minority – it’s not such a valuable tool. This of course is designed to hamstring Republican efforts to stop Obama’s ruinous policies in his second term.

Obama Won the Catholic Vote Despite His Attacks on the Church

This heart-breaking and enraging news comes via Gateway Pundit:

This is despite the fact that his HHS mandate forces the Church to pay for abortion and birth control. And it didn’t appear to matter to Catholics that Joe Biden openly lied about it during his national debate with Catholic Paul Ryan.
Catholic News Agency reported:

The Catholic vote was divided much as was the rest of the nation’s voters, leaning slightly in favor of Obama. A final Gallup poll, reflecting tracking from Nov. 1 to 4, showed Catholics favoring Obama by 52 to 45 percent.

Thank-you Cardinal Dolan for being so open to “dialogue” that you invited an enemy of the church to yuk it up with you and liberal pro-abort Catholics at the Al Smith Dinner, last month. What a wonderful example that set for the flock – instead of informing them of what the five non-negotiables are, and how Obama’s policies violate the Church’s position on every single one of them to a horrifying degree, you showed the faithful the importance of “dialogue” even though it cost pro-lifers the election and put the most radically pro-abortion President in the history of the United States back in the White House for another four years.

Isn’t that great? Catholics just voted for the privilege of paying for Sandra Fluke’s contraception needs, not to mention a $1.00 surcharge each month on our health care premiums to fund abortions. That’s what liberal Catholics call “social justice.”

On Sunday, my parish priest offered this powerful admonition to the faithful: “Vote responsibly”.

I was just overwhelmed by the non- partisan brilliance of that. There was no attempt to define what a responsible, informed Catholic vote was because that would be – you know –  divisive.

No, just go out and vote, and as long as you convince yourself that you’re voting “responsibly” all will be well.

Many Catholic clerics spoke out. But not enough. Not nearly enough.

To whomever much is given, of him will much be required; and to whom much was entrusted, of him more will be asked. Luke 12:35-48, World English Bible

Dies Irae – Day of Wrath:

Dies irae, dies ilia Quando iudex est venturus
[dee-ehs ee-reh, dee-ehs ee-lahJ [kwahn-daw yoo-dex ehst vehn-too-roos]
Day of wrath, day that will when the judge comes

Solvet saeclum in favilla, Cuncta stricte discussurus!
[sohl-veht seh-kloom een fah-vee-lahJ [koongk-tah stree-kteh dee-skoo-soo-roos]
Dissolve the world into burning coals, To strictly sentence all.

Teste David cum sibylla. Pie ]esu Domine,
[teh-steh dah-veed koom see-bee-lahJ [pee-eh yeh-soo daw-mee-neh]
As David prophesied with the Sibyl.* Merciful Lord]esus,

Quantus tremor est futurus, dona eis requiem.
[kwahn-toos treh-mawr ehst foo-too-roosJ [daw-nah eh-ees reh-kwee-ehm]
How great trembling there will be, Grant them rest.


Weasel Zippers: Planned Parenthood President: “Now We Can Count On Another Four Years Of A President Who Is An Outspoken Supporter Of Planned Parenthood”…

Stand up and give yourselves a big pat on the back, Obama voting Catholics.

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Video: Bill Whittle Talks Strategy for Conservatives

Wherein Whittle puts his finger on the rot that caused the disaster, yesterday.

He explains that what happened is a result of a trend that has resulted in a reduction of the fundamental health of the country. The form of government that we love as conservatives and feel slipping away from us, boils down to one thing, he says,  and one thing only: the entire premise of limited government must be based on a virtuous people –  decent hard working people have internal restraints on their behavior.

The fact that people live their entire lives  without going to work, dependent upon those entitlements means that 50% of the population is lacking fundamental virtues as we understand the word, classically.  50% are happy to raid the treasury – the pot of  intellectual and financial and cultural and spiritual wealth for the past 50 years now and “we’re out of this stuff.”

Those people now outnumber us.

Like me, he doesn’t have a problem with a safety net, but not a safety hammock that a non virtuous people will take advantage of their entire lives.

Listen, as he hashes out his thoughts – most of which, I’m sure you’ll agree.

This is long – but well worth listening to. His solution is for conservatives to build a parallel construct where virtuous producers are willing to spend twice for receive goods and services that they need in life – including a national academy in lieu of the public school system..

Krauthammer: Obama Won Small, He has no Mandate, and He’s Going to Continue to Govern From the Left (Video)

Charles Krauthammer didn’t mince words tonight when asked what he thought Obama’s second term is going to look like. He said since Obama  didn’t campaign on ideas, anything large or important  (his popular vote win will be very small) he will go back to what he is – a man of the left and he will try to push his agenda through with what he thinks is a mandate and we will be right where we were a year ago with the debt ceiling argument, next year, and the problem is the country will slide because I don’t see give on either side, particularly with a President who has a very weak mandate for a second term.

Krauthammer’s take on Obama’s reelection was so depressing, he (a licensed psychiatrist) offered to write prescriptions for the Fox audience. He ended on a more positive note about the next wave of Republican standard bearers who are promising conservatives as opposed to a Northeastern liberal Republican.


Gateway Pundit: Bill O’Reilly: “It’s Not a Traditional America Anymore” (Video)

Hugh Hewitt: “With A Deep Sadness And No Little Fear.”

 Ron Radosh: “Why Obama Won — and What Conservatives Must Do.”

J Christian Adams: Leviathan and Obama’s Win

Bryan Preston: Catastrophe

Michelle Malkin: Election 2012: Obama gets his “revenge,” but conservatives must stand tall

Roger Kimball: The Morning After

INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY: 5 Big Stories The Press Will “Discover” After the Election.

Ace of Spades HQ: Ten Reasons Why Romney Lost