The BDN today suggests a compromise on the nuclear option.
If there is a way out of this, it may be with reconsidering the rule on the two-thirds vote. Following the rule would ensure Republicans lose the vote but be able to respond to the interest groups pressuring them to hold the vote. To secure that agreement, Democrats would have to give up something too - such as letting some appellate-level nominees through without a fight.
They are basically suggesting the Republicans hold a vote and knowingly lose it to trick the right-wing fundamentalists into getting off their backs. I don't see how they could possibly work. James Dobson and his ilk might be a little crazy, but they aren't stupid.
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