This is a bad idea and Obama knows it. In the words of the Bard, this is "full of sound and fury, signifying nothing." As a former Senator himself, Obama knows that this is the nuclear option and would elicit a nuclear response. This may be exactly what Obama wants, and clearly all his "reaching out" to Republicans is nothing more than window dressing to give him political coverage to skirt the filibuster - exactly what he has been planning since Massachusetts. It is for reasons like this theat the Tea Party movement is alive and well. The Tea Party does not represent a resurgance for the GOP, it represents people who are tired of tone-deaf career politicians and their shamelessly obvious attempts at trying to force more garbage down out throat. I know you think we're stupid, but come on. This is just lame.