Not Surprised by the Repeal of the Super Majority Rule

Cal Thomas | Syndicated Columnist | Monday, November 25, 2013

Not Surprised by the Repeal of the Super Majority Rule

People, I suspect, long ago gave up looking for honesty and consistency among Washington politicians. That’s why last week’s hypocritical vote by Senate democrats to repeal the super majority rule should not be surprising. President Obama will now be able to pack the courts with liberal judges to help fuel his radical left wing agenda, regardless of what happens in next year’s election--unless republicans can take back the Senate and either restore the super majority rule or do to democrats what they have done to the GOP.

You’ve probably seen the videos of then-Senators Obama and Joe Biden and Senator Harry Reid arguing aganst repeal of the 60-vote majority requirement when their party was in the minority. And they did so with presumed conviction and regard for the Constitution and the country.

Republicans vow retaliation. It's starting to resemble the political equivalent of the Middle East: you blow up my people and I’ll blow up your people. The people still hold ultimate power, though. It’s time to use it through an Article Five, state-led constitutional convention.

I’m Cal Thomas in Washington.

Publication date: November 25, 2013