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STEALTH JEFF @drawandstrike
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OK let's put this in context. Harry Reid did that filibuster reform back in 2013.

You know, back when Obama/Holder/Hillary were fully involved in the big undertaking of politically weaponizing most of the federal government to tilt the playing field in the favor of Democrats.
Democrats did that 'filibuster reform' at the time because they had absolutely no fear whatsoever of ever losing control of the federal government.

They were in the process of stacking the deck so high in their favor, losing control was almost unthinkable.
Obama & his people got to spend 8 full years fixing the 'game' in their own favor.

I'm not talking about just siccing the IRS on Conservative Tea Party groups.

Most people have no grasp of how bad it was, the corruption of our gov't that was occuring.
Remember the Consumer Finance Protection Board? That was created on Obama's watch and just a few short years amassed several BILLION dollars in fines on the financial services industry?

Guess where most of that fine money went?
It went to favored Democratic political activist groups, is where it went. Even under Republican Presidents like the Bushes, Dem partisans inside the gov't had spent years setting up lucrative grants & handouts from the EPA, the NEA and many other gov't agencies.
When Obama & Holder got in there, this process of weaponizing the federal agencies & the $ traveling through them accellerated like a V-2 rocket headed to the moon.

And of course, Obama got 8 years of judicial appointments.
Back in 2013, Obama had already been safely reelected. His heir apparent was getting ready for her long awaited coronation in 2016. Hillary would assume office and then everything would continue to transition smoothly for her 8 years as President.
Knowing everything that was going on, how they were fixing & corrupting everything in the gov't to the point it'd be impossible for the Democrats to ever lose power again, there was no REASON to refrain from ending the filibuster.
They held all the cards.

They had all the advantages.

They'd changed all the rules.

There was no way they could lose.

Hillary was serenely floating to her long awaited crowning.......
AND THEN A MIRACLE HAPPENED.
The *one thing* that was NEVER supposed to happen ever again happened.

The Democrats lost control of the Executive Branch.
Control of the Executive branch means control of the federal agencies and indirect control of the Judicial branch through appointments to the bench.

Obama had carefully prepared the ground for a Hillary Clinton presidency following his own..
See, Democrats can stand not having complete control of Congress. They can put up with that. They just count on their judges & the Democrat President to keep the Republican troublemakers in 1 or both Houses of Congress in check.
If you'd told Harry Reid and Barack Obama & Nancy Pelosi & Chuck Schumer and Dianne Feinstein back in 2013 when it looked like they had a sure thing going that by 2018 they'd be facing a Republican controlled Congress AND a Republican President, they wouldn't have believed you.
They could NEVER lose the Presidency again. They'd fixed the game in their favor.

So they could NEVER lose control of those vital judicial appointments either.

Their entire strategy was centered on this. Keep the Presidency, keep stacking the courts.
Keep a Progressive Democrat in the White House, keep stacking the courts, especially the Supreme Court, with judicial activists with a progressive agenda, and keep weaponizing those federal agencies.

It was a plan that couldn't fail!
Only the plan *did* fail.

They lost control of the Executive Branch.

Which means - surprise! - they lost control of judicial appointments.

Not only is Trump straightening out the fed. agencies, he's making tons of judicial appointments.
And so here we are for the 2nd time in 2 years, Trump making an appointment to the Supreme Court, and the Democrats are powerless to stop it.

They can't stop it because....why? BECAUSE HARRY REID NUKED THE FILIBUSTER BACK IN 2013.

They are VICTIMS OF THEIR OWN HUBRIS.
Mitch McConnell warned them. He told them "You will regret this, and a lot sooner than you think."

So keep all this in mind as you watch the Democrats smuggle protesters into this chamber to throw tantrums & cause scenes because in their OWN STUPIDITY Democrats put themselves in this position where they couldn't stop Gorsuch or Kavanaugh.
It's only Year Two of the Eight Year Trump Era.

Imagine what Democrats will be doing in the future when Trump makes his Supreme Court appointments #3, #4 and possibly even #5.

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