After a year of provocation, Harry Reid has finally pulled the trigger on the nuclear option.
Last night at their big meeting, McConnell offered to advance all seven if Reid promised never to invoke the nuclear option again.
Republicans will spin the nuclear option as a power grab, but they started this fight.
The hold-outs who warned against the “nuclear option” all hoped that Republicans would accept their new peace offering.
Page redirects are the nuclear option of digital protests, as they sacrifice major traffic to make a political statement.
By adding to the hassle factor, senators will be less likely to invoke this nuclear option.
But this isn't the first time Democrats have threatened the nuclear option.
Finally, the nuclear option stays on the table for the future.
In any event, the tactic, which the Chinese call the “nuclear option,” will not work.
The “nuclear option” was a drastic step—though, arguably, it returns the Senate to its pre–2009 status quo—but it was fair game.