Republican Reversal

McConnellShould the Republicans regain the Senate (which seems likely), expect them to reverse the Democrats’ rule enabling confirmation of cabinet appointees and most judges from a simple majority back to a super majority of 60 votes. With a simple majority, President Obama would only need to get one or two Republican senators, with a supermajority, he will need to get 11 or 12 guaranteeing nominees are more to Republican liking.

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  1. If you think of a Republican President using that power, the Democrats would have a fit and cry unfair. Best to have things that both parties need to obtain support for.

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