The nuclear option refers to a move by the majority party in Senate to change the Senate rules to allow most executive branch and judicial nominations to be approved with a simple majority – 51 votes — rather than the 60 votes now required. Under longstanding rules, the minority party has been able to block a nomination with just 41 votes, commonly called a filibuster.The Democrat intent is to place more liberals on the courts, namely the DC Court of Appeals which is balanced today. Harry Reid's effort will accomplish one major thing: increase partisan fever.
Historically the Senate, due in part to rules like this and a six year term, has been less driven by populism, compared to the House and the constant campaigning they must do. The Senate Democrats have now officially became a populous entity -- driven by biased media, Hollywood and seedier sides of our culture. Instead of looking at facts, the Constitution, the long-term impacts of decisions and laws, its decisions will be based more on emotion and short-term vision.
It is hard to believe Harry Reid is a Mormon, because he seems to do everything opposite most LDS people would do. He is one of the most despicable politicians of our era, and there are/have been some terrible human beings in public office including Obama, Pelosi, Kerry, Biden, Clinton(s). Terrible because they could care less about America and care only about power, personal prestige and wealth.
This ruling now means the minority have no voice, no power. Tyranny now rules. What role does a minority Senator now have? None. The majority can do whatever they want; the minority party can do nothing. Today, it is 54+1 Democrats and 45 Republicans. Republican votes mean zilch. All this was done just because Obama and his cronies could not get their way on a few key nominees.