Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) squared off with his Republican counterpart Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in a remarkable exchange on the Senate floor Thursday morning. Reid raised the possibility of a mid-session rules change, dubbed the “nuclear option,” which would prevent Republicans from filibustering White House nominees to agency and cabinet positions.

 

His finger’s on the button and the missiles all are armed

His steely gaze is leveled at the foe

He’s counting down to zero now and someone will be harmed

Harry Reid is getting set to blow!

 

His temper is igniting and his patience at an end

And Harry Reid is itching for the fray

He’s never been the kind of guy to give in or to bend

Or compromise or meet someone halfway.

 

Fool him once, and shame on you

Fool him two or three times, maybe four.

He may be slow to anger but the time is almost due

For Harry Reid to take the Senate floor.

 

The Rubicon is forded and he’s on his chosen path.

And he’s unsheathed his mighty sword of steel

The time for talk is over now, prepare to face his wrath–

Unless, of course, you want to make a deal.

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