We ought to just call it the "constitutional option". That's what it is.
Most certainly. Given that, get with it GOP, and make it happen -- b****slap the obstructionist Dems! HARD!
More useful to make a general point of the Dems preference for undemocratic means, and their insistence on pushing their own marginal viewpoints.
The Dems have perversely and desperately embraced the anti-democratic nature of their scheme by trying to portray themselves as some kind of oppressed minority in the Senate. Take 'em at their own words - the Senate is no place for minorities to take the day, and that is an easy argument to make. But once again, (like the war in Iraq) the Repubs fail to rely on a simple principled message, but get bogged down in arcane rules and technical details which take them away from the sustance of the issue, and get them sidetracked over irrelevancies.
The lame Republicans probably believe the Dem spin more than their own constituents do. All it would take is a confident consistent attitude of 'we won, you lost, the American people rejected you and your approach, now get out of their way', but we are talking about Republican Senators here, so I will dispense with the fantasy.