A. Barton Hinkle on Two-Faced Senators and the Filibuster
â€œFor people to suggest that you can break the rules to change the rules is un-Americanâ€ Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid fumed in 2005. â€œTo change a rule in the Senate rules to break a filibuster still requires 67 votes. You canâ€™t do it with 60. You certainly cannot do it with 51…. It is illegal. It is wrong, you canâ€™t do it…. It is very un-American.â€
Yet that, hilariously, is precisely what he plans to do now, writes A. Barton Hinkle.