Republicans Are Already Planning How to Ruin a Hillary Clinton Presidency

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    Aug 29, 2016 10:13 PM GMT
    http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/news/a48071/republican-plan-ruin-clinton-presidency/...the Republican commitment to institutional vandalism will not be going anywhere any time soon...

    ...That means the bipartisan show of support she has now—thanks to Donald Trump and the "alt-right," ..... is likely to evaporate as soon as the race is called. If she wins the presidency, Clinton would likely enjoy the shortest honeymoon period of any incoming commander-in-chief in recent history...

    ...Republicans operatives on the Hill, for instance, are already planning to block Clinton's agenda by strategically targeting individual Democratic senators who will be up for reelection in 2018. "Take Joe Manchin in West Virginia," explained one GOP operative of the strategy. "If Hillary puts up an anti-coal pro-EPA judge for the Supreme Court, the smart play is to start pressuring him with an advocacy campaign to vote no." Voting with Clinton would jeopardize his reelection chances, and voting against her would rob her of a Democratic Senate vote she couldn't afford to lose without the 60 votes needed to filibuster....


    ... If the Republicans decide to freeze the agenda, to the detriment of the country, that has to be framed by the administration as a further example of the political dementia that also produced Donald Trump.

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    Aug 30, 2016 12:00 PM GMT
    "Already planning?" I don't think so. The "Repube Plan" has been in place since Pres. Obama won the presidency in 2008. You might want to ask McConnell and his cabal about that, but given their history of living in alternate reality they're simply going to deny it just like their leader, the illusionist-cum-fictionist-cum-KKK royalty Trump. It's the same tired plan, tweaked to make it appear more current. But make no mistake, they will use this "plan" for the rest of the Republican Party's life because there will never be another Repube president again.
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    Aug 30, 2016 12:07 PM GMT
    No doubt, most republicans would not even think another corrupt Clinton would have a chance of winning.
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    Aug 30, 2016 1:16 PM GMT
    LOL, I tell you every time I see a nonsensical, unintelligible post from the "poorly educated" Trump supporter I just have to share it with my colleagues and friends. The hilarity of it all makes for a great water cooler conversation.
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    Aug 30, 2016 1:39 PM GMT
    DOMINUS said"Already planning?" I don't think so. The "Repube Plan" has been in place since Pres. Obama won the presidency in 2008. You might want to ask McConnell and his cabal about that, but given their history of living in alternate reality they're simply going to deny it just like their leader, the illusionist-cum-fictionist-cum-KKK royalty Trump. It's the same tired plan, tweaked to make it appear more current. But make no mistake, they will use this "plan" for the rest of the Republican Party's life because there will never be another Repube president again.


    Possibly true considering shifting demographics alone--which could make you right on the presidency, and also possibly a majority in the house of reps eventually as growing states like Florida turn blue--so I think the notion here is for the GOP to attack at the level of the Senate where there will not just remain 2 per state but that in a country where new population tends to congregate. So even with shifting demographics, by how populations settle, they could either keep the Senate outright or at least a measurable percent, maybe enough to block legislation. Thus the article's note of 60 which the following elucidates upon:

    http://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/common/briefing/Filibuster_Cloture.htm in 1917, senators adopted a rule (Rule 22), at the urging of President Woodrow Wilson, that allowed the Senate to end a debate with a two-thirds majority vote, a device known as "cloture." The new Senate rule was first put to the test in 1919, when the Senate invoked cloture to end a filibuster against the Treaty of Versailles. Even with the new cloture rule, filibusters remained an effective means to block legislation, since a two-thirds vote is difficult to obtain. Over the next five decades, the Senate occasionally tried to invoke cloture, but usually failed to gain the necessary two-thirds vote. Filibusters were particularly useful to Southern senators who sought to block civil rights legislation, including anti-lynching legislation, until cloture was invoked after a 60 day filibuster against the Civil Right Act of 1964. In 1975, the Senate reduced the number of votes required for cloture from two-thirds to three-fifths, or 60 of the current one hundred senators.


    And here's the Senate's current seating chart...

    http://www.senate.gov/history/partydiv.htm114th Congress (2015-2017)
    Majority Party: Republican (54 seats)
    Minority Party: Democrat (44 seats)
    Other Parties: 2 Independents (both caucus with the Democrats)
    Total Seats: 100


    So even if they finally lose the judicial branch which they've held for more than four decades now -- all the while screaming how liberal judges are activists (lol the CONservatives are such scum) -- and lose the presidency (again) (and again and again and again), until we flood the flyovers with Mexicans and Canadians, they've still got half a branch to check powers of the other two. Well, two and a half lol. Still, it seems the fat lady won't sing until she's had her fill of tacos and snow cones.
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    Aug 30, 2016 1:48 PM GMT
    This continuing Republican obstruction plan will only be possible if the GOP is the majority party in Congress.

    It is looking more and more like the GOP will NOT remain in power.

    VOTE BLUE to end the GOP stupidity!