The Senate voted Thurs. 11/21/13, to neuter all Republicans in the Senate. Republicans will no longer be able to block, filibuster, or stop any appointee or nomination sent up by our Comandante. Amirite?
There are 55 Democrats and 45 Republican in the Senate. Instead of the 60 votes required before the Nuclear Option's passing on Thurs., now only 51 will be needed. This is a clear example of using force and the power of the majority to thwart law and achieve any means desired. Obama will no longer have to "wait" to see if his nominees will be accepted. They will easily be rammed through without question or scrutiny.
The hypocrisy of it all is that these same Democrats (Reid, Obama, Biden, Clinton, and others) are all on RECORD back in 2005 fighting against a possible Republican consideration of using the same option. Nothing but lying hypocritical bastards - all of them!