Greta Van Susteren Plays Misleading Video Of Dems Talking About The Nuclear Option


No sooner did I finish watching Rachel Maddow call these guys out for conflating the budget reconciliation with the nuclear option in the Senate and I turn on Greta Van Susteren's show and guess what? She and Rick Santorum are conflating the use of budget reconciliation with the nuclear option. Shameless. She even uses deceptive video footage of the Democrats talking about the Republicans threatening to use the nuclear option and blow up the Senate's filibuster rule to get their judges through and then brings on Santorum who actually didn't even look comfortable lying through his teeth here. As Rachel noted, these guys know perfectly well what they're doing.

There's not a chance in hell that they don't when all we heard out of them when Bill Frist was threatening the Dems to get those judges through was "nuclear option" over and over and over again. That and "up or down vote" when they wanted to drive home the point that the Democrats filibustering would be obstructing the will of their majority, even though they didn't have sixty votes to get all of their agenda passed.

Harry Reid has called the Republicans out for this, but it's not going to stop ClusterFox and the rest of the conservative media from helping them spread their lies. More on that from Media Matters here -- Media continue to push GOP rhetoric on reconciliation.


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