The filibuster is essential for democracy, because it protects Americans from a tyranny of the majority, whether that majority be Democrats or Republicans.What is hilarious, is that they did not even bother to do a quick google search to see what they might have said about the filibuster before:
The magic number is 51. It takes 51 votes to change the rule to ensure that the President's judicial nominations can be confirmed with a majority of 51 votes. From Ramesh Ponnuru at NRO's The Corner comes word that he has heard "that Republicans now have at least 50 votes to change the rules--which means at least 51 if you add Cheney."I mean, seriously. When on earth will mainstream conservatives learn how to use "teh google"?
If Frist doesn't go through with the rule change, though, I'm going to stop accepting his telephone calls.