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-- that would avoid a Republican filibuster.
Here is Democrat strategist Doug Schoen joining us this morning from -- Not dog.
If the senator Reid does pull pressed the new -- all should -- That's a very big deal I put it to you he would only do this if he's getting intense pressure from the unions is that right.
I think intense pressure from the unions but even more Stewart intense pressure from the White House.
Bottom -- in the polarization in Washington gridlock.
Is such that the Democrats have decided to go hard left no more attempt -- compromise they believe the Republicans with some justification.
Are intransigent and bottom line they are gonna do what -- they need to do to get these nominees through including changing the rules.
Now there's going to be a closed door meeting this evening between both sides Republican and Democrat senate has closed doors and this is what -- going to be discussing at the end of the day dog.
Do you think that senator Reid will go for the nuclear option.
You know I I'd like to believe that I hope.
He won't bottom line what Mitch McConnell will tell -- the Republican.
Leader is -- if you go this route.
There will be no legislative business is heading in the direction of total total.
Gridlock and just functionality in the senate.
The filibuster works to produce sixty vote consensus sees insuring bipartisanship.
McConnell will save the jig is up if you change the rules.
Now this will be just a majority vote for presidential appointees like to labor secretary.
-- the consumer protection of financial protection board and the National Labor Relations Board is just that it doesn't go towards the judges.
Going to be they'll still have the filibuster of edible food for judges but he's just nominees to those -- the secretary's position.
And and and what McConnell will saying what I think was in the back of Reid's mind is if you can do it for appointees.
And get away with it you can move to judges and then you can move to legislation.
And I think McConnell is gonna draw the line because he knows that if the senate goes from a body that require sixty votes to 51 votes.
The country of the senate and governance in Washington will become even more difficult and more polar.
-- how do you think you will play out politically among voters because there is clearly gridlock in Washington there's no question about it.
And the president cannot get his appointees through and he was reelected to a second term.
How does it play out -- politically.
Senator -- presses that nuclear -- I think the Democrats will be happy they'll say it's progress the Republicans will be outraged the independence.
Will probably divide and be narrowly against it but I think we've basically believes if I have to press the nuclear option.
I don't have much Republican support much conservative independents support not gonna hurt me politically all that much -- his willingness Steve.
And considerate -- so this is the unions and the president pushing for this they all the portions here on this on this particular issue.
Absolutely the White -- largely given up on bipartisanship.
Immigration I think is not going through are you saw the president did climate change they've backed way off.
-- on health care.
Bottom line are -- believe that they feel that they have to be strict partisans to get their agenda and their appointees through that's what -- that's what's behind.
It's a talk show and you're a Tucson Arizona right now double digit temperatures heading up north of a hundred degrees watch -- global warming dog's gonna -- you know -- I -- out so well the President -- -- don't worry come on back we've got good air conditioning in New York City by a very much I look forward.
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