Republicans in Congress are once again showing how clueless they are in constructing accurate and effective communication to the American people. Over and over again they have allowed the Liberal Media to brand the idea of pushing forward with a Senate confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch as the “nuclear option.”
A more accurate term would be the “Reid Option” because it was former Democrat Senator Harry Reid who created that simple majority vote option in 2011 when Democrats controlled the Senate. Republicans warned them then that control could change. In 2014, it did, and now Democrats are crying foul of the very same rules they applied against Republicans – the Reid Option.
For some reason, few Republicans are now reminding the media that it is the Reid Option they are now utilizing for the Gorsuch nomination. It is another confounding example of a party dealing with leaderless leadership. Both Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnel and House Speaker Paul Ryan should be repeating the Reid Option phrase over and over again to remind everyone that Republicans are now merely playing by the very same rules Democrats initiated in 2011.
It’s called perspective – and Republicans are repeatedly falling short of outlining that perspective. Be it a lack of intelligence or cohesiveness, that kind of weakness needs to be remedied. America needs clear, concise, and effective leadership. President Trump is doing his part from the White House. Job creation is up. Consumer confidence is soaring. The stock market continues to make historic gains. America-first trade negotiations are imminent. Illegal immigration is already on the decline.
These positives are happening despite a pathetic and disjointed Republican-controlled Congress.
Time to get their act together or find leadership that will.
In the meantime, proceed as planned with the Reid Option.
And welcome to the Supreme Court Judge Gorsuch.