The filibuster for circuit and district court nominees and executive branch appointments is gone. Never thought I’d see the day, and this will almost certainly be the most important vote of Obama’s second term. Luckily, 1)the GOP seems to have the same evaluation of Reid as the typical liberal blog commenter, and 2)they’re both wrong.
More later today. Meanwhile, surely someone has the chops to do a good photoshop of Dick Smothers in Casino…
As you hear the reactions, remember the the GOP’s opposition to majority rule in the Senate is a matter of Deep Principle.