Frist's comments on the Senate floor weren't weak yesterday, but some on here want to rip him for trying to avert a complete shutdown of the Senate, which IS what will happen when we go nuclear.
His compromise, which I sense is his final offer (it dang well better be) is very good and strikes a good balance that all can support. But, if the Dems reject it, it is nuclear time, no matter what the consequences.
I think his final-offer compromise is designed to ensure the 51st vote from weak-kneed Republican Senators.
Let's go nuclear. I fail to see what the big deal is if they shut down the Senate? Even if the Repubs run it...SHUT IT DOWN !!! nothing good ever comes when the legislature is in session. More taxes silly prescription drug benefits more user fees more restrictions., and on and on.
Shut it down should be the mantra here