Originally Posted by Chief Gump
Was it just reform or were the Republicans trying to completely do away with it? If it was reform to the same exact tune then yes it is hypocracy on the Dems part.
Republicans wanted to eliminate the filibuster altogether for judicial nominations in the face of unprecedented and outrageous obstructionism from Reid and company in 2005. Democrats are trying to eliminate it for some procedural motions and end dual track legislation but keep the filibuster for others. I think both proposals are good ideas.
The hypocrisy is equal on both sides, and it regards how the majority can change Senate rules.