Yes, Republicans should “go nuclear,” killing the filibuster to end the shutdown
Those who feel Republicans should “go nuclear” say that it is time to stop playing games with Democrats. In their opinion, Democrats are hurting the country with their obstructionist tactics and they have to be stopped. Many think that Democrats should have one more chance to pass the continuing resolution and, if they don’t, then kill the filibuster. Some feel that we can no longer worry about long-term effects; we need to fix things now. Others believe that Democrats are going to kill the filibuster the next time they are in the majority, so Republicans should just get it over with. Finally, there are people who believe Republicans were sent to Washington to enact their agenda. They need to do whatever it takes to do that, or risk being voted out of office.
We know if the Dems regain, they will. For too long, the Democrats have expected the Republicans to play by the rules. Time to shake it up.
— Laurie Dotson (@LaurieAnnDee) January 21, 2018
It's time. Stop playing games McConnell and Ryan. The American people who elected Repubs to the House and Senate are tired of being held hostage by the Dems when we have the majority. Change the Senate Rules and use the Repub majority and start delivering promised legislation.
— Ralland Kerner (@RallandKerner) January 21, 2018
If the majority of obstructionist Democrats in Senate keep holding up passing CR spending bill then yes they should.
— T-Covfefe (@MyPlace4U) January 21, 2018
Go nuclear. Forget long term. Going nuclear gets things done now!
— Terry Banderas (@trbanderas) January 21, 2018