"They're gonna go to budget reconciliation, which I believe would set a very bad precedent, because essentially -- if they could do it, and I don't know if they can do it, but if they could do it -- what you have done, effectively, is to take away the filibuster in the United States Senate," Quayle said. "So, therefore, you have 51 votes in the House and 51 votes in the Senate. That is not what our Founding Fathers had in mind. That is not the constitutional process."
Forget the "51 votes in the House" - that's just a slip. (I hope.) But " 51 votes in the Senate. That is not what our Founding Fathers had in mind"? Are you kidding me? Here's a passage from the United States Constitution, Article 1, Section 3:
The Vice President of the United States shall be President of the Senate, but shall have no Vote, unless they be equally divided.
If the Founders gave the Vice President the power to break ties in the Senate, they gave the Senate the power to pass legislation with 51 votes. That's exactly what they had in mind. You dick.