One of the problems with the American electorate is that it has a short memory.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who bitterly opposed Democrats’ use of the so-called nuclear option in the last Congress to break filibusters of presidential nominations, tapped several members of his caucus to look into whether new changes need to be made to improve the legislative process, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) told reporters Tuesday.
When Harry Reid invoked the nuclear option, the Republicans were livid. How dare the Democrats circumvent the rights of the minority party. If I remember correctly, there was event declarations of how Reid was acting in an unconstitutional manner.
So, as I expected, when the Republicans took power and the Democrats began to act like them, they would do the same for regular legislation. Looks like I just might be correct. Regardless of who did what, the use of the nuclear option is wrong. Harry Reid was wrong to use it and McConnell is wrong to use it now.
The Republicans need to remember they will not always be in control. Are they sure they want the Democrats to have that power?