(Newsbusters) The Washington Post reported Wednesday that President Obama has come out in support of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's (D-Nev.) plan to reform the filibuster.
This goes counter to Obama's view of this parliamentary procedure when he was a part of the Senate minority in 2005.
As a little background, the Republicans in the Senate at the time were angered by Democrat filibusters that were preventing President Bush's judicial appointments from getting an up or down vote.
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The GOP threatened what was called the "nuclear option" of circumventing the filibuster by using reconciliation to get these jurists to be voted on.
Sen. Barack Obama spoke in opposition to this on April 13, 2005: