Back Room Deals Dooming the Republic?

Are we being sold out by politicians?


You might have heard that Senate Republicans “saved” the filibuster yesterday.

But thanks to a reported backroom deal between John McCain and Harry Reid, the filibuster wound up effectively being a dead letter against the nominations in question.

As I’ve told you, Harry Reid was threatening to gut the filibuster — and was even threatening to break the Senate rules to do it.

But Reid didn’t even have to follow through on this threat to get everything he wanted and then some.

Reid is now pretending he gave something up by withdrawing two of Barack Obama’s nominees to the National Labor Relations Board — Obama’s two bogus “recess” appointees who have continued to issue decisions even after a federal court ruled their appointments were unconstitutional.

But it is a Pyrrhic victory at best.

You see, John McCain promised Harry Reid that Senate Republicans would agree to ANY new NLRB nominees, no questions asked.

Not only that, as part of the “deal” Republicans promised to expedite the confirmation process.

And just hours after McCain and Reid cut the deal behind closed doors, Barack Obama had his own secret meeting with top AFL-CIO union boss Richard Trumka.

Obama has already announced Big Labor’s new hand-picked nominees, both career union lawyers.

The fact is, Harry Reid is facing no price for his outrageous threat to break the Senate rules and gut the filibuster.

And because John McCain put together a preemptive surrender on the new nominees, Harry Reid, Barack Obama, and Richard Trumka are going to get exactly what they want: A biased National Labor Relations Board that will continue to run roughshod over worker freedom.

What John McCain is ignoring is that the filibuster isn’t just about the rights of the minority party in the Senate.

It’s about you, the American people.

So the question is not whether or not the union bosses and Harry Reid, with the help of Senator McCain, won — they did.

The question going forward is whether you and I on future executive branch and judicial nominations can inject some backbone into the Senate Republican Minority.

It’s an open question, but it’s clear we must try.

Thanks again for all you do.


Is Harry Reid a Traitor?

You might wonder, considering that this man has allegedly blocked any attempt at passing a budget…

Blocked at every turn attempts to turn this nation back to a place where Americans can again be free.

Now Harry has plans to Force America like a hard man would try to rape a woman.

Take action…

The Defense of Marriage Act, election law, wiretapping, illicit fundraising, Obama Administration delaying the employer mandate . . . If there is one thing President Obama and his party has perfected, it is if they don’t like the law or the rules, they are willing to change them unilaterally. Following the President’s example, now Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is claiming democracy in the Senate is broken and his solution to fix it is to blow it up. Next week Senator Reid is setting up the Senate to change its procedures, called the “nuclear option,” in order to squelch any voice of the minority by creating an exception to the traditional 60 vote threshold.

Stop Harry…

Hypocritically, the thing Reid is threatening to do he fought against when he was in the minority. At that time, Republicans considered changing the rules to avoid a filibuster, but in a way that would have gone through the rules committee. Reid is proposing a parliamentary gimmick in which Vice President Joe Biden, who under the Constitution serves as president of the Senate, can make an exception to current Senate rules. Recently Reid even stated “The nuclear option was the most important issue I’d ever worked on in my entire career because if that had gone forward, it would have destroyed the Senate as we know it.” Now that he is in the majority, the rules protecting the minority mean nothing to him. And the eventual result will be that liberal interests that work against the American people will be the only thing that the Senate will ever debate as long as he is in power. Worse, Majority Leader Reid’s plan is based on false premises, not on facts.

Tell Harry to do his job first then he can try to Rape America.

If Reid insists on changing the Senate procedures by parliamentary gimmick, it will not be because Senate Republicans have forced his hand. Of the 1,564 nominations President Obama has sent to the Senate, only four have been rejected. In fact the Senate Republicans have allowed quite a few horrible nominees through. However this isn’t enough for “bomb thrower Harry” who is willing to do whatever it takes, including eliminating Congress’s democratic process, to get what he wants.


Look out the King is about to take over?

What this is unbelievable, not only could this be true but what if it were…

The fate of the Feinstein Gun Ban – and the rest of President Obama’s radical Big Government agenda – could be decided as soon as Tuesday. 


That’s when the fight over Harry Reid’s scheme to SHUT UP all opposition by weakening the U.S. Senate filibuster is scheduled to take place. 


Should Harry Reid and his allies succeed, President Obama will have virtually free reign to run roughshod over the United States Senate, setting the stage for even more radical assaults on our liberties. 


That’s why it’s absolutely CRITICAL you sign your “Stop the Power Grab” Fax Bomb TODAY, before it’s too late. 


You and I have already seen the damage President Obama is willing to inflict – even going ignoring our Second Amendment rights through Executive Orders. 


Can you imagine President Obama and his statist pals could inflict with Senate serving as nothing more than a rubber stamp for his radical agenda? 


As I’ve said before, America doesn’t need a king. 


The U.S. Senate was intended to be a place where legislation was slowed down, where debate took place and where amendments were offered. 


But without your help, 214 years of history could go down the toilet. 


You see, current Senate rules require 67 votes – a two-thirds majority – to shut down debate and change the rules. 


But for weeks now, Harry Reid has been working to ram through his “nuclear option” scheme with just 51 votes. 


Inside vote counts show he was scrambling to reach that threshold. 


But instead of fighting this scheme every step of the way, rumors are some of my colleagues are pushing for preemptive defeat by looking to cut a “deal.” 


This would be nothing short of a DISASTER. 


You and I both know who gets left out in the cold whenever the leadership both parties get together to gut years of precedent. 


If any deal to weaken the filibuster is RAMMED into law, it could pave the way for massive new assaults on our liberties, including; 


*** The Feinstein Gun Ban and a new national gun registration scheme hidden under the guise of “background checks;” 


*** Giant new tax hikes spending increases instead of cuts in the looming battle over the debt ceiling; 


*** New massive spending schemes that make “ObamaCare’s” $2.6 TRILLION price tag look fiscally responsible. 


And that won’t even be close to the end of it. 


Make no mistake. Any deal would leave constitutional stalwarts in the Republican Party severely hampered in our ability to stop President Obama’s legislative onslaught. 


So please sign your “Stop the Power Grab” Fax Bomb IMMEDIATELY


My goal is to flood the U.S. Senate with faxes starting this weekend, leading all the way up to the showdown on Tuesday. 


And on Monday and Tuesday, I want as many supporters of liberty as possible to light up the Senate’s phone lines. 


But I need your help to kick this massive phone blitz off. 


So if you could make a generous contribution of $250, $100, $50 or $35, it would be greatly appreciated


Even if all you can do is chip in $10 or $20, it would be a tremendous help. 


This insider deal-making and rule-gutting allowing President Obama and his pals to remake our country into a statist utopia MUST stop. 


So please sign your “Stop the Power Grab” Fax Bomb today and make your most generous contribution of $250, $100, $50, $35, $20 or even $10 TODAY


In Liberty,


Senator Rand Paul 


P.S. The fate of the Feinstein Gun Ban – and the rest of President Obama’s radical Big Government agenda – could be decided as soon as Tuesday. 


That’s when the fight over Harry Reid’s scheme to SHUT UP all opposition by weakening the U.S. Senate filibuster is scheduled to take place. 


That’s why it’s absolutely CRITICAL you sign your “Stop the Power Grab” Fax Bomb TODAY, before it’s too late. 


And if you could make a generous contribution, it will enable RANDPAC to launch an all-out phone blitz on the U.S. Senate beginning Monday


But time is running out, so please act TODAY!