This was the first judicial nominee confirmed since the Senate changed the filibuster rules.
Right wingers have been up in arms over the Democrats for triggering the nuclear option, but they forget how they demanded it of the GOP back in 2005.
What happens after filibuster reform? With the right changes we could get progressive legislation passed, like expanding Social Security.
In today's open thread, Mitch McConnell explains how important it is to allow up-or-down votes on nominees.
Rumors are flying that Harry Reid will change the Senate rules to a simple majority today.
We'll believe it when we see it.
The Lightbulb Guy might want to get an encyclopedia of logical fallacies out and look up <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/False_equivalence">false equivalence</a>. First, I don't remember Democrats refusing vote on George W. Bush's choices to head federal agencies, just because they didn't like the agencies. Second, whatever you think about Democratic filibusters, they've generally represented <a href="http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2010/02/let_the_majority_rule.html">the majority view.</a> Third, any third grader could look at a chart of cloture votes <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2013/07/11/the-democratic-case-for-changing-the-filibuster-rules-in-1-chart/">and see the difference. </a>
Rand Paul Loves Filibuster Because then He'll Be Able To Keep Rachel Maddow Off The Supreme Court Bench
Maybe this time, Harry Reid will change the filibuster.
Joan Walsh calls the Democrats "a party of cowards" over their reluctance to change the Senate rules.
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