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"I would never, ever consider breaking the rules to change the rules. I never suggested that at all. I say to my friend, I want to work something out. I repeat that for probably the fifth time here today, but in the process we cannot give up the basic rights this country and this Senate have had for more than 200 years." - Sen. Reid, Congressional Record, S.4242, 4/26/05

ALERT: Stop Harry Reid from breaking the rules, using the 'nuclear option' to kill the GOP filibuster! Blast Faxes to Congress! Demand they protect the filibuster from Harry Reid!

American Conservative,

Majority Leader Harry Reid is moving to kill the GOP's filibuster power... despite the fact that he made an agreement with Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to the contrary earlier this year.

In short, Reid wants to kill the Minority Party's filibuster power by breaking the rules; he wants to disarm the Republicans of their filibuster by a vote of 51, rather than change the rules through the standard 2/3 majority vote.

We must make sure that we are contacting Senators right now and demanding that they refuse to "break the rules to change the rules" and keep the filibuster intact.

As Reid is set up to destroy the filibuster tomorrow during the Senate's votes on Obama's executive nominations, we must make sure that we are moving today - especially before the all-Senators meeting tonight. We must tell Senators to refuse to go along with Reid's rule-breaking.

We must tell Senators to refuse to go along with Reid's rule-breaking.

Take Action! Blast Faxes to Senators and tell them to STOP Harry Reid from going Nuclear! The Senate must not break the rules to change the rules!

Reid Readies Nuclear Option

Late last week, Majority Leader Harry Reid set things in place to invoke the nuclear option and disarm all GOP opposition to Obama's executive appointments.

With Reid having filed cloture on seven of Obama's nominees on Thursday, the Senate will vote to close the debate on each of the seven tomorrow. Once cloture is invoked by a 2/3 majority, the up-or-down vote follows - this second vote requiring only a simple majority.

This said, each executive nominee's confirmation rests largely on whether or not the Senate agrees to finish debating them - if cloture fails the nominee is blocked; if cloture is agreed to, the nominees are effectively confirmed.

With Republicans having reservations about the constitutionality of two of the seven nominees - NRLB members Richard Griffin and Sharon Block, both currently serving illegally - Reid is afraid that GOP Senators will filibuster their nominations and block their confirmations. (Something that Republicans are right to do.)

To "solve" this, Harry Reid wants to break the Senate rules, invoke the nuclear option, and strip the GOP of their right to filibuster by a vote of 51.

Harry Reid's rule-breaking must be stopped. We need to rally the Senate and demand that members refuse to go along with Harry Reid's "nuclear" attack on the minority's filibuster -

Take Action! Blast Faxes to Senators and tell them to STOP Harry Reid from going Nuclear! The Senate must not break the rules to change the rules!

Reid's Animal Farm

If we don't act, Majority Leader Reid will successfully turn the U.S. Senate - the world's most open chamber for free discussion - into his very own "Animal Farm."

Just like Napoleon in Orwell's famous novel, Harry Reid wants to run different rules for different groups; and he will if he is allowed to.

While Reid filed cloture for the seven Democrat nominees, he refused to do the same for the two Republican nominees when asked by Minority Leader McConnell.

That's right; just as Reid threatens to strip the GOP of the filibuster unless they "play nice" and consent to the Democrat nominees, he also refuses to allow their picks to even take a vote.

Seeing that a Democrat in the Texas State Legislature just made a name for herself by filibustering a popular pro-life bill, it is a disgusting fact that Harry Reid wants to break the rules and prevent the Senate minority from exercising their rightful parliamentary power.

We need to make sure that Reid's rule-breaking scheme never materializes. We need to make phone calls, send petitions, and blast faxes to every U.S. Senator right away and demand that they stop Harry Reid from turning the Senate into an Animal Farm!

Senators must refuse to rule-break with Harry Reid!

Take Action! Blast Faxes to Senators and tell them to STOP Harry Reid from going Nuclear! The Senate must not break the rules to change the rules!