The Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid said yesterday that Republicans should “stop crying” about the Democrats’ threat of using reconciliation - aka, the “nuclear option” - (a method to render the filibuster moot and pass a bill with just 51 votes) to pass the highly unpopular healthcare bill.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told reporters Tuesday that Republicans “should stop crying” about the possible use of the parliamentary procedure known as budget reconciliation to pass a health care reform bill.
But look how Democrats reacted just a few short years ago when on the other side of the nuclear option…
Aside from the blatant hypocrisy, the problem with threatening the reconciliation option right now is that Democrats are doing this while simultaneously pretending to be engaging in bipartisanship. That’s a problem.
UPDATE: Harry Reid claimed, during the healthcare summit, that nobody had mentioned Reconciliation… Hypocrisy AND dishonesty… the Democrat way.