The following editorial first appeared in the Ketchikan Daily News:
The thing about changing the rules when in power is that you have to follow them when you aren’t in charge.
That’s what the Democrats accomplished when they ended filibustering — a 200-plus years rule — in the U.S. Senate in recent days.
Frustrated with President Obama’s nominations for federal positions being held up in the Senate, the Democrats eliminated filibuster rights. Then the nominees started to move forward in the process of filling positions.