Reid gets the "nuclear option", and now the Senate needs only 51 votes to impose cloture of debate, not 60.
As I see this, that gives the (D)onks 13.5 months of mayhem, then control of the Senate will come back to the GOPes. As things are unravelling now, the Senate will surely change hands next November.
The problem happens then, and the GOPes don't realize it. As of now, they are crowing that Reid shot himself in the foot, believing that a GOPe-controlled Senate will then be able to un-do Obama-care, etc with just 51 votes.
Nazzofast, heffelants. Reid put the "nuclear option" in, and he can reverse it after the 2014 election. What the GOPes need to do NOW is ask him point-blank, on the Senate floor, if he intends to do that. If he doesn't answer with a flat NO, every GOPe Senator needs to refuse to participate in any Senate votes when the new cloture rule is invoked.
This is either a forever change or it's just a new gimmick of the tyranny of the Left. Make the little weasel tell us, now, that the rule is not just a device for packing the Federal Courts with lefty Judges.
If tampering with the Senate rules can mean a tyranny of the majority, it's time for a change of government, and that change should not wait until next November. As it stands, since this ayem, lifetime Federal Judges are the biggest threat to freedom that we face.
Oh, BTW, with that change of government, all current Federal Forever Judges must lose their jobs until a non-partisan review panel decides whether they are actual judges or just politicians in black dresses, based on their records of judgments.
BTW2, I volunteer for that Review Panel....