I know what you're thinking. "Did he flip flop six times, or only five?" Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself. But being as this is a session of the United States Senate, the most powerful legislative body in the world, and would tax you into poverty without even breathing hard, you've got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, peon?
The longest-running comedy in America is not “The Simpsons,” “Cheers” or “M*A*S*H*” — but Congress. Take the Senate (please!), where Democrats are trying to curb the use of the filibuster...
"For people to suggest that you can break the rules to change the rules is un-American” Reid fumed in 2005. “To change a rule in the Senate rules to break a filibuster still requires 67 votes. You can’t do it with 60. You certainly cannot do it with 51. . . . It is illegal. It is wrong, you can’t do it. . . . It is very un-American.”
Yet that, hilariously, is precisely what he plans to do now.
You see, he was for the filibuster before he was against the filibuster.
In any case, it's nice to see that Mr. Reid has finally gotten in touch with his inner totalitarian and can finally admit to himself, and us, that he's an un-American, mindless jerk.