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I am outraged that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid did not support the filibuster changes he had handed to him by Senators Merkley and Udall! As a Lifelong Liberal Mormon Kennedy Democrat I am personally offended and down-right enraged. I demand an adequate explanation; because right now he appears to be a traitor to the party, the administration, and most of all to those of us whom sacrificed all we had to support the democrats in this last election. We were all so worried for so many months about the Koch brothers and the Banksters using the Citizens United decision to buy this election or the Republican State legislatures jury-rigging the voting rules. What did we work for?
How can he and the others who didn't vote to change the filibuster rules sufficiently to get the backlog of appointments and other legislation through, after the last four years. It is inexcusble to me, and I ask that the President, or whomever has the power to demand Senator Reid to resign!
I'm particularly hurt and feel betrayed because I am also a Mormon! And let me tell you, if you don't realize what kind of peer pressure a Liberal Mormon feels, then let me set it to you. All of my children, my siblings and the valley where I grew up in voted for Romney despite my pleadings and exhortations. Some even called President Obama their "Coon" president, for which I feel the Church should have disfellowshipped them for. And here we have a Mormon Senator in a position to help our President to thwart those who would have seen our President be a one term President and all those lemmings of the Mormon faith who "Seig Heil" to Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck. What does our Senate Majority Leader do? He capitulates to that sour-puss face Mitch McConnell and obstructs the one chance we had to remedy the Senate rules so some things at least can get done!
Why? Who has the leverage to make him cave in like that, and what for? I get requests all the time for donations; and living on disability income only leaves me litttle to contribute. So now he has given the Republicans more power to continue destroying the New Deal and remain haughty and proud to march to the Koch Brother's ideology.
Senator Reid; I want an explanation from you, personally! Is this what Jesus would have done? May God have mercy on your traitorous soul!
Willard Harris Mickelson