The Senate will return from Easter vacation with nuclear options on its mind. Republicans seem determined to change the rules so Democrats will no longer be able to stop judicial nominations with the threat of a filibuster. If they're acting out of frustration, it's understandable. In the past we've been frustrated when legislators tried to stop important bills from passing by resorting to the same tactic. The filibuster, which allows 41 senators to delay action indefinitely, is a rough instrument that should be used with caution. But its existence goes to the center of the peculiar but effective form of government America cherishes.The New York Times March 25, 2005 talking about Senate Republicans and President Bush wanting to use the "Nuclear Option"
I hope to see this same type of write up over the weekend. I take that back, I expect to see a full frontal attack on this being actually implemented, not just talked about.
Oh, wait. They like these guys.