it's about time

Harry Reid finally exercised the so-called "nuclear option" and held a vote to change the filibuster rules for Executive Branch nominations. At least that's what I heard on NPR. And it's about time. I heard, in the same story, that half of all filibusters against these appointments have come since President Obama was first elected. Well over two hundred years' worth of filibusters compressed into five years. As I said twice already, it's about time.

Good news wouldn't be complete without the Senate's resident Donnie Downer, Mitch McConnell, who apparently said that Harry Reid would regret this should Democrats find themselves in the minority again. As if the courts weren't already well-stocked with conservative ideologues. Reid needed to do this to try to restore some balance to the courts, as well as to fill long-empty judicial benches.

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