Going Nuclear

They call it the "nuclear option" (search). Why?

What's so nuclear about a simple yay or nay vote?

What's so nuclear about coming out and saying you like a candidate or you hate a candidate?

What's so nuclear about letting the country know how you feel and not subjecting it to parliamentary games because of the way you feel?

What's so nuclear about adhering to the rules of the ballot box?

What's so nuclear about … democracy?

Going nuclear doesn't mean you can't shake votes. It does mean you have to eventually take votes.

Going nuclear doesn't mean you deny democracy. It does mean that you exercise democracy.

Going nuclear doesn't mean the minority can't express its views. It does mean it can't stop votes.

Going nuclear doesn't stop debate. It does mean there's a limit to that debate.

Going nuclear means you can't blather on forever. It means you have to act like a leader and do something now.

Only those in the minority can claim it's nuclear to favor decision over division.

Going nuclear means adhering to voters' wishes. Not going nuclear means adhering to the small, crafty set of schemers ... who would ignore those wishes.

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