It seems unanimous. The House and Senate will spend the next four months in a prolonged temper tantrum to build up until 2013, when they hope to have both chambers of Congress and the White House and use reconciliation to kill Obamacare once and for all.
Let's travel back in time to March 2010 when Senate Democrats announced they'd use reconciliation to make final changes to the bill, and pass it.
[...] Democrats have chosen to deploy the reconciliation process. This is a process that represents in this scenario a manipulation of the rules, and frankly a will to circumvent the American people. Senator Jon Kyl and I have distributed a memo today laying out the complexities of the reconciliation process and in fact the uncertainties surrounding this entire process. The Democrats are trying to conduct a solely partisan vote to ram this bill down the throats of the American people in a way that I think will negatively impact our health care future foreverCantor also said, way back when: "This is such a perversion of the process and a manipulation of the rules, they do this at their peril." He also called on President Obama to take reconciliation off the table.
Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) said it would lead to a "minor revolution." Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) called it "arrogant." And Sens. Judd Gregg (R-NH), Charles Grassley (R-IA), Olympia Snowe (R-ME), Jon Kyl (R-AZ) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) all piled on, with Gregg even calling it an "act of violence."
So, how long do you think it will be until they rename reconciliation something like "The Restoration of Freedom Rule?"