Video: Lefty Bob Beckel says the nutroots have too much influence over Reid

posted at 2:49 pm on June 16, 2007 by Allahpundit

The ‘Busters caught this one so I’ll send you over there for context. Suffice it to say, I think we know who’ll be the subject of Rick Ellensburg’s next prose poem.

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Aren’t we happy now that the republicans, when they had power, did not change the cloture rules?

Remember, a few years ago, republicans wanted to make filibustering a lot harder. 60 votes, then 57 votes, then 54 votes or something. which would have made stopping the amnesty bill easier to pass now.

That was on judges, but it wouldn’t have been difficult to apply it to any piece of legistlation.

I think it was the nuclear option wasn’t it?

Smith, an expert on parliamentary procedure and rulemaking in congress, suggests a more practical and feasible solution would be to consider changes in the Senate’s Rule 22, under which 60 votes are required to cut off debate on a pending nomination and to bring the Senate to a vote on confirmations. He says the rule should be changed so that over a two-week period, the number of votes required for cloture (the end of legislative discussion) would fall from 60 to 57 to 54 and finally to 51. In this way, the Senate would have more than enough time to debate and educate the public so a vote could take place.

lorien1973 on June 16, 2007 at 3:06 PM

Bob’s lookin’ pretty good. Looks like he might have had a little…uh…work done. Also, a pretty sane comment from someone who rarely lets anything mitigate his BDS.

eeyore on June 16, 2007 at 4:13 PM

Also, a pretty sane comment from someone who rarely lets anything mitigate his BDS.

eeyore on June 16, 2007 at 4:13 PM

Rove must have gotten to him…dammit Bob, you must wear your tinfoil mind-shield at all times man…AT ALL TIMES!

WisCon on June 16, 2007 at 4:19 PM

Another half hearted attempt to get them off the dems backs…….

what is the saying?….’you made the bed…..’…

good luck ducking your base.

Limerick on June 16, 2007 at 4:20 PM

It’s interesting to note than while both parties are obviously out of touch with there base, in both cases the disconnect is shifted to the left.

P. James Moriarty on June 16, 2007 at 5:46 PM

Oh my. So is he going to be the next, dreaded “Wanker of the Day”. Poor Bob, we hardly knew (or cared for) ye.

major john on June 16, 2007 at 10:24 PM

Notice he said “left bloggers” not extream left or whatever, just plain left.

– The Cat

MirCat on June 17, 2007 at 12:35 AM