What's the big deal here? That leaves 204 republican candidates, this is a horrible move by the republicans. Does anyone think the democrats are being unreasonable by blocking only 4.6% of Bush's nominations?The filibuster, a move by a minority of at least 40 senators to prevent action by exploiting the requirement of 60 votes to close debate, has been used by Democrats to hold up 10 of Mr. Bush's 214 judicial nominees. Dr. Frist is threatening to alter the rules to eliminate the filibuster of judicial nominees.
It's possible that Frist just lost any remaining hope of grabbing the 2008 nomination. This move is just so.... stupid . What will they do when they are no longer a majority?