It is now clear to me why Sen. Reid invoked the so called “nuclear option” to change senate rules to bar filibusters for Presidential appointments except in SCOTUS appointments.
The MSM drivel was that there was a backlog of judges to Federal circuit courts that Obama needed to get through. This is true, but it is NOT the reason why Reid did this at this particular time. After all, the judges in question have been blocked for some years now, why wait till now to do this, especially when the president is so weak in the face of the Obamacare fiasco.
The answer is that Yellen’s nomination to be head of the Federal Reserve is now before the Senate. Senator Rand Paul is blocking this appointment contingent upon a full audit of the Federal Reserve System. Reid doesn’t have the votes to avoid the audit. So the Banksters have their puppet detonate the “nuclear option” so they get their choice to head their crony system.
That’s the reason. Nothing else explains the timing. Bankster banana republic.