GOP furious at “undemocratic” use of majority rule

21 Nov

WASHINGTON–the Senate today voted along party lines to reduce the use of filibusters today, causing an incandescent reaction from the Republican Party, who blasted the move as “dictatorial.”

“When Adolf Hitler took over in Germany, what’s the first thing he did?” asked Sen. Mitch McConnell (R–KY). “He instituted a system whereby a majority of representatives freely elected by the people could make policy, that’s what.”

Sen. Ted Cruz (R–TX) was equally furious. Waving a copy of the United States Constitution on the Senate floor, he said that “this document explicitly guarantees Republicans the right to reject judicial nominees because they don’t like the President’s policies and are generally angry.” After several skeptical questions from Democrats, he removed the shrink-wrap from his copy of the constitution and starting looking for the exact article, but ran out of time before he could find it.

In a subsequent speech, Cruz vowed that “this abuse of power will not be allowed to stand.” In a follow-up statement, an aide clarified that Cruz was speaking about filibuster reform as well as health-care reform, civil-rights legislation, income tax, and fluoride.

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One Response to “GOP furious at “undemocratic” use of majority rule”

  1. Invisible Mikey November 21, 2013 at 4:55 pm #

    Fluoride too? LOL

    Like

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