So, Harry Reid, the most effective Senate majority leader since Toonces, the legislating cat, is threatening the nuclear option if Republicans don’t approve some of Obama’s nominees.
Now, Reid has a point here that Republicans are being obstructionist. The Republicans objections to Obama’s nominees are that they’re all terrible… but Obama has never nominated someone who wasn’t terrible, so it seems pretty unreasonable to put that demand on Obama now. Obama is too incompetent to recognize competency; these nominees are the best people he is capable of nominating.
But if Reid uses the nuclear option and gives more power to whoever holds a simple majority in the Senate, that could come back to bite the Democrats pretty soon. There’s a good chance that Republicans will get a majority in the Senate in 2014 (just ask modern day oracle Nate Silver), and looking for revenge, they’ll probably use these new rules to even further punish the minority party. I’m guessing they’ll block everything Obama wants to do and use special rules to dismantle Obamacare. Obama will probably spend his last two years in his room crying.
Actually, that sounds awesome. Put me down in favor of the nuclear option. This could be the best thing Reid has ever done.