New Hampshire Senator Judd Gregg, who must now be referred to by Village media elites in every instance as "Barack Obama’s first choice for Commerce Secretary," took time on the floor of the United States Senate in 2005 to school Democrats on how and why reconciliation was entirely appropriate.
So much for all that idiotic "nuclear option" chatter from the GOP. It sounds like they’ve known all along that reconciliation is regular order, just another Senate rule like any other.
Just imagine! There was nothing wrong with majority rule in 2005.
"If you’ve got 51 votes for your position, you win!"
Thank you, Senator Gregg, Barack Obama’s first choice for Commerce Secretary. This lecture will be very helpful in explaining to your GOP Senate colleagues exactly what the rules of the Senate are.
Not unethical, just the "rules of the Senate as they are set up to be used."