It gets much better, though. See, what Hartmann thinks Harry Reid should do instead is ‘the nuclear option’. But, you say to yourself, ‘the nuclear option’ referred to Dick Cheney showing the same respect for rules as Roland Freisler did for lawbooks, and your head begins to spin in confusion as to what Hartmann expects of Harry Reid and the Senate rules. Making matters worse, he justifies this rule-breaking by saying that need for a 60-40 vote is ‘undemocratic’ in some way – a case one could make, but not too effectively if one is in favor of rule-breaking.
I do not remember if Hartmann was one of the many who called for Reid to exercise ‘the nuclear option’ between 2007 and 2008. One presumes that this would have involved the kidnapping of Dick Cheney followed by a Patty Hearst-like transformation of the vice-‘presidential’ captive.