So everyone is talking about whether the Republicans will push the button on the “nuclear option.” First of all, the nomenclature is a bit overblown, isn’t it? I mean, come on, right?
But I know some conservatives are expressing concern about doing something this “drastic” that will forever change the way things are done in the Senate. To be clear, I couldn’t care less about Senate procedures. And some conservatives are asking what will happen when Democrats get the majority back in the Senate. They’ll just run roughshod over the Republicans and put a radical liberal on the bench. Oh nooooooos! You mean they’ll be able to get crazy liberals like Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the highest court in the world and they’ll rule on things like gay marriage and abortion!!!!???
Done and done. The Republicans don’t do anything to stop the Democrats anyway. So why not go nuclear?
Look, this is about winning. Democrats don’t care about the Constitution. They don’t care about process. They care about winning. And as long as we care more about being nice guys and following the rules, we’re going to get beat. Time to win.
The Supreme Court is worth making a few Democrats mad at us, don’t you think?