Over and over, policymakers say, "We must never use nuclear weapons," yet they endorse the two times the weapons have been used in a first strike. To make any exceptions means exceptions can be made in the future.
Sen. Orrin Hatch called using Senate budget rules to pass health care an undemocratic affront to the Constitution. That's funny, because making up new rules on the fly is exactly what Sen. Hatch wanted.
After watching this absurdity playing out in the stimulus debate, people are calling on Sen. Reid to make the Republicans follow through and actually filibuster legislation and show this spectacle to the public.