"Harry Reid has strongly criticized Republicans who object to the methods being brought to bear to get Barack Obama’s health care reform package passed into law. '…realistically, they should stop crying about this. It’s been done 21 times before,' he said.
"Reid is correct that it has been done before, but never has it been used on legislation that would fundamentally transform 1/6th of the American economy. Surely legislation of this magnitude should require more than just a simple majority to become the law of the land.
"But that’s beside the point. In 2005, it was the Democrats who were 'crying about' the use of measures to circumvent the filibuster, referred to then as the 'Nuclear Option.' However, Reid’s implicit accusation that Republicans did it first is disingenuous. The Republicans ended up not exercising that option in that case, and Democrats have also used similar measures before."
Brother X: "It's not hypocrisy when we do it!"