With the election of Donald Trump to the White House, expect things to change in a big way. Not only will he install effective, strong leadership to his cabinet, ending the social justice experiments of Obama, but he will bring a culture change to the stagnant, childish antics of Congress.
With a Republican majority in the Senate and the House, Trump is coming in with unprecedented support from Congress. There are still Democrats in power, though, who might pose obstacles to the Republican leader.
But already GOP leaders are talking about bringing reform to a much needed system.
From The Right Scoop:
Scott Walker argued today that the Senate needs to dump the 60 vote filibuster rule to ensure that we don’t squander the opportunity we have now to really get things done…
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Wednesday in the wake of Donald Trump’s surprising victory that Republicans should get rid of the Senate filibuster.
“I firmly believe that he wants to work — he wants to get things done,” Walker told radio host Charlie Sykes on WTMJ, describing a phone call this week with Trump’s running mate Mike Pence…
Sykes inquired if Walker wanted to get rid of the filibuster, which would allow Republicans to pass bills with a simply majority in the Senate.
“Yeah, I’ve said it last year,” Walker said. “To me, I think that would really upset the electorate of the people who not only elected Donald Trump and Mike Pence but the people who elected Ron here and elected other members of the House and the Senate. You cannot use, they cannot use inside-the-ballpark Washington procedural reason to justify why things don’t happen. They’ve got to get things done and as I said frequently here in this state and continue to, the best time to do them is early.”
Filibustering is a silly practice that prevents a vote on an issue while a member of Congress is speaking. Politicians have abused this practice by speaking for hours on end, preventing the rest of Congress from actually passing legislation. (Strom Thurmond, at the time a Democrat, filibustered for 24 hours in 1957 to prevent the passing of the Civil Rights Act.)
It is one of the ridiculous, pointless, and childish things that has embarrassed Washington for years. Instead of working to aid the American people, politicians have played games.
Whether they get rid of the filibuster rule, though, is insignificant. With a shrewd negotiator like Trump at the helm, you can believe stuff will get done in D.C. like never before.
Source: The Right Scoop