5 Steps to Standing Up to a Bully

One of the questions that has arisen since Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) 13% – with the help of all but three of his party’s senators – invoked the nuclear option to change the Senate’s rules (essentially eliminating the filibuster for nominations) is what the Senate minority (in this case, Republicans) can do about it.

There are a number of parliamentary maneuvers in the Senate rules that would allow the minority to make Reid’s majority pay a heavy price for his elimination of minority rights and the curtailment of debate in the country’s formerly most deliberative body.  Those parliamentary rules allow even a minority to virtually shutdown the Senate.

Read More