Geez, Benson, give it a rest. Of course the party in power wants to set rules in a way that helps it meet its legislative goals and the party out of power wants them set in a way that allows maximum leverage against the majority. If the situation were reversed right now, the GOP leadership would be doing exactly what Reid and Obama are trying to do. But since it's the Democrats now, Benson wants to spin the whole thing as an outrage. And of course most of his readers will just parrot the spin..