It was a little less than a year ago when Sen. Harry Reid went to Defcon 1 and “nuked” the Senate’s filibuster rules regarding judicial appointments and executive branch nominees. CNN reported back then:
More new judges. Faster appointments to top government jobs. Revised regulations and rules reflecting government policy.
Those are the practical impacts from the nuclear option Senate Democrats approved to end filibusters of most presidential nominations and appointments.
Sounds great, right? And here are 10 libs who really, really liked Reid’s move from a year ago. Let’s see if they change their tune now that Mitch McConnell is in charge:
— Markos Moulitsas (@markos) November 22, 2013
— Mother Jones (@MotherJones) November 22, 2013
After calling a nuclear option for the filibuster the "constitutional option," Rush Limbaugh is now totally opposed. http://t.co/2qoKiefVhn
— Media Matters (@mmfa) November 22, 2013
It appears Rs actually think the nuclear option was designed by Ds as distraction from Ocare http://t.co/0LtbNrd4XU
— Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) November 22, 2013
— Brad Woodhouse (@woodhouseb) November 22, 2013
— The New Republic (@newrepublic) November 22, 2013
Keeping control of the Senate just got a lot more important for Democrats http://t.co/Th4mOqxFD9
— HuffPost (@HuffPost) November 22, 2013
The Wall Street Journal had a different view on "the nuclear option" when Bush was president: http://t.co/lA5ahwj8q8
— Gawker (@Gawker) November 22, 2013
— Sally Kohn (@sallykohn) November 22, 2013
And now the cherry on top:
— GOP (@GOP) November 22, 2013
Oh, they’ll soon be back to opposing it. Very, very soon.
Editor’s note: The post corrected Defcon 5 (peace) to Defcon 1 (nuclear war). We apologize for the error.