With the gift of gaffe and a nose for savvy real estate deals, Reid was not without talents.
Prescience, however, was never one of his skills, as evidenced by today's report that Reid intends to consider modifying the Senate's filibuster rules "at the beginning of the next Congress, in 2011."
In a discussion with liberal bloggers, Reid [said], "The filibuster has been abused. I believe that the Senate should be different than the House and will continue to be different than the House... But we're going to take a look at the filibuster. Next Congress, we're going to take a look at it. We are likely to have to make some changes in it, because the Republicans have abused that just like the spitball was abused in baseball and the four-corner offense was abused in basketball."
..."I'm totally familiar with his idea," Reid said of colleague Sen. Tom Harkin's (D-Iowa) filibuster reform proposals in February. "It takes 67 votes, and that, kind of, answers the question."
But Democrats have pressed forward with exploring options to change filibuster rules, including by having Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), the chairman of the Senate Rules Committee, hold hearings into potential changes to filibuster rules.
The Senate, unlike the House, is governed by rules that are in continuous rules, meaning that a 67-vote supermajority would be needed to change filibuster rules, which only require 60 votes to end debate.
Don't put it past the National Socialist Democrat Party to attempt to reform the filibuster with less than 67 votes. After all, this is the same crew of radical leftists that would gladly destroy one-sixth of the economy by nationalizing health care using a "budget reconciliation" process.
Just one more reason I'm manufacturing easy-to-use Tar and Feather Kits™, which should be available at your local Wal-Mart store and other fine retailers by September.
Hat tip: Memeorandum. Linked by: Michelle Malkin. Thanks!