Blatant Hypocrisy: Watch Senate Democrats AND Obama Oppose Stripping Filibuster in 2005!

Sen. Harry Reid: “Mr. President [of the Senate] the right [sic] to extend the debate is never more important than when one party controls the Congress and the White House. In these cases, the filibuster serves as a check on power and preserves our limited government.”

Sen. Dianne Feinstein: “The nuclear option, if successful, will turn the Senate into a body that could have its rules broken at any time by a majority of Senators unhappy with any position taken by the minority. It begins with judicial nominations. Next, will be executive appointments. And then, legislation.”

Sen. Joseph Biden [now, Vice President]: “This nuclear option is ultimately an example of the arrogance of power. It is a fundamental power-grab.”

Sen. Harry Reid: “But no, we are not going to follow the Senate rules. No. Because of the arrogance of power of this Republican administration.”

IJ Review
11/22/13