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Watch Harry Reid vigorously defend the filibuster

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Whenever a Democrat stands on principle, it’s only to hold it down and keep it from running off anywhere until he can kill it.

May 18, 2005:

That was then. This is now. Alexis Levinson reports:

The Senate went nuclear on Thursday, making a dramatic change to the Senate rules for confirming judicial and executive nominees and significantly curbing the power of the minority party.

Under the new rules, only a simple majority would be needed to clear a procedural hurdle in the approval process for executive nominees and judicial nominees. Currently, 60 votes are required to clear that hurdle, which gives the minority party the power to filibuster and block nominees of whom they disapprove…

In the past several weeks, Republicans have filibustered three nominees to the District of Columbia Circuit Court, prompting Reid to call for an end to the “gridlock” and move forward with the rules change…

“It’s time to change,” Reid said. “It’s time to change the Senate before this institution becomes obsolete.”

See, it’s different now. Because shut up.

Harry Reid and the Democrats crave power over your life, and they will say and do whatever it takes to maintain and expand that power. Guess they don’t think they’ll ever lose another election.

Any questions?