LINK Was wondering people's thoughts on this? In my opinion, this is extraordinarily dangerous and sets a BAD precedent. What happens when this gets applied to SCOTUS nominees and legislation? The Democrats were virulently against it when they were in the minority in 2005 (LINK), and the GOP was threatening it. But the GOP didn't do it. But now it's been done, and now I am worried some will see it as open season to get rid of the filibuster on other things. If the Senate can just change the rules whenever they want, then there may as well not be any rules. And unfortunately, the GOP is not swearing to return the filibuster when in power. Chuck Grassley is saying they will do it to the SCOTUS (LINK). While I tend to be more rightwing than leftwing, I think that this is just an overall very bad thing. The House represents the popular will of the people. The Senate is not dependent on populations of states, as each state gets two senators, and is supposed to represent a check on the House, considering the longer-term effects of legislation.