Nuclear Toy

Harry Reid unilaterally has decided that the Senate will no longer allow the minority to block certain appointments via filibuster–this is the so-called nuclear option–even though he was glad to use it against George W. Bush and the Republicans a few years ago. Another hypocrite, Barack Obama, who never tires of accruing power unto himself, now supports what he once decried–the nuclear option–apparently believing that the opposition party should have no tools to oppose the majority, and perhaps have some leverage for a bipartisan deal.

Memo to Harry and Barack: Be careful what you wish for. If the Senate flips Republican next year, don’t be surprised if the Republicans use this shiny new toy against you. They’ll have every right.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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