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Edge of Chaos is a political podcast starring Joe Ryan and Neurotoxin. Its aim is to have a free-flowing discussion of news and current events that also examines the empirical outcomes of public policy, avoiding biases based on ideology and policy intentions. Listener discretion is both advised and encouraged.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

"Nuclear" Option Indeed

While Americans are divided on whether Harry Reid's move toward the "nuclear option" of changing Senate rules to disallow filibusters on most Presidential nominations is what we need to end the deadlock or makes him certifiably insane - I cynically sit back and say "I told you this would happen". Reid and the Democratic establishment are cornered, and not JUST by Republican obstructionism but by a growing dissent within their own ranks. Cornered political entities opt for desperate and short-sighted moves. Republican leadership tried this same thing in 2006, right before they were sent flying from control of Congress by voters, and subsequently from control of their own party in 2010-12. Get your parachute ready, Senator Reid.

-Toxin

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