In a conversation on yesterday’s program, the always careful Jon Kyl underscored the temptation before Democrats right now: Will the radicals in the caucus force the destruction of the Senate filibuster rules in order to pass cap-and-tax and other radical laws?
This is an immensely important development, one that is not being covered by the Democrats’ allies in the MSM in anything like the way discussions about the GOP’s “nuclear option” on judges was covered –with enormous hostility– by the lefty MSM in 2005. Hearings in the Senate Rules Commmittee on the history of the filibuster are setting the stage of a Democratic jam down on the subject, even though Robert Byrd used his last major series of statements of the Senate to defend the practice.
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