Washington Post headline today says that two-thirds of the American public oppose the so-called "nuclear option" plan to end judicial filibusters. The Post has that story here.
But by a 2 to 1 ratio, the public rejected easing Senate rules in a way that would make it harder for Democratic senators to prevent final action on Bush's nominees. Even many Republicans were reluctant to abandon current Senate confirmation procedures: Nearly half opposed any rule changes, joining eight in 10 Democrats and seven in 10 political independents, the poll found.Will they (the Senate Majority) now see what problems may arise from such tampering? Let's hope so. They didn't pay attention when the American Public said they shouldn't mess around in the Terri Schiavo case. They plugged ahead with that one because of the pressure from the religious whacko minority that they've all been kow-towing to. Please, please, please, let the public's memory retain these ridiculous attempts to transform our democracy into a theocracy when the next election rolls around..