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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Caesar Vargas (Illegal Alien)

"The filibuster is exactly that - it's a rule that's crippled our system of government...And we have seen a minority able to cripple dreams."

- Commenting about why a group of illegal immigrant students and members of the House of Representatives are suing the Senate, in an attempt to end the "filibuster" rule...With the intent of jamming an amnesty bill through Congress.

Real quick:  One, even if such a bill got through the Senate it would never get through the House.  Two, the Senate is allowed to makes its own rules - per that wicked master rule book known as the U.S. Constitution.  Three, the Supreme Court isn't going to force Congress to change it's rules...This is a waste of time, but makes for good political theatre.

I'm not going to make a case for it the "filibuster" rule, because I don't need to.

"A change in the Senate rules that really, uh, I think would change the character of the Senate, uh, forever...Uhhh, and what I worry about would be th-th-that you essentially still have two chambers, the House and the Senate, but you have simply majoritarian, uhhh, absolute power on either side, and that's just not what the Founders intended." - Sen. Barack Obama (D)

"This nuclear option (changing the "filibuster" rule) is ultimately an example of the arrogance of power. It is a fundamental power grab." - Sen. Joe Biden (D)

"Mr. President, the right to extended debate is never more important than (when) the one party controls Congress and the White House. In these cases the filibuster serves as a check on power and preserves our limited government." - Sen. Harry Reid (D)

"We are on the precipice of a crisis, a constitutional crisis. The checks and balances which have been at the core of this republic are about to be evaporated by the nuclear option. The checks and balances which say that if you get 51% of the vote you don't get your way 100% of the time. It is amazing. It's almost a temper tantrum." - Sen. Chuck Schumer (D)

"You've got majority rule and then you have the Senate over here where people can slow things down where they can debate, where they have something called 'the filibuster.' Eh, you know it seems like it's a little less than efficient. Well that's right. It is. And deliberately designed to be so." - Sen. Hillary Clinton (D)

"If the Republican leadership insists on forcing the nuclear option, the Senate becomes, ipso facto, the House of Representatives where the majority rules supreme and the party in power can dominate and control the agenda with absolute power." - Sen. Dianne Feinstein

Now that's a powerful lineup; a virtual 'Who's Who' of Democrat Senate power brokers - back in the day, when the Democrats were the minority in the Senate.  I could post hundreds more of the same, but I won't...I agreed with them then, and I agree with their opinion on the matter now.

I'm betting they don't agree with their opinion then on the matter now, however, because Democrats are the master of 'Heads-I-Win, Tails-You-Lose.'

One last question:  How do these illegal aliens have standing to sue the U.S. Senate?


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