My hackery says this, Senator Reid let the genie out of the bottle. The precedence has been set. Yes, he limited it this time, but what about next time. What about if the Republicans gain 6 seats next year, you do not think they won't use the Senator Harry Reid Option? Oh, I am sure they will. What Senator Reid did today was prove that all the power in the senate lies with the majority leader whoever in the future that may be. That majority leader whoever it maybe, perhaps McConnell, perhaps someone else. That majority leader when he gets fed up with a filibuster on any subject, bill, nominee or whatever, can always pull the Senator Harry Reid Option.
This is fair game now. From 1806 until today the minority party rights were protected. That has been sunk as sure as the Titanic sank. But I suppose all along it has just been the respect for tradition that the filibuster was retained. So much for tradition.