There's an interesting debate over the 60 votes necessary to overcome a filibuster and use of reconciliation to pass the health care bill or significant parts of it.
Eric Black of the liberal MinnPost newsblog accused both Republicans and Democrats of hypocrisy on the topic. Both have used it and then when convenient said it shouldn't be used. He took heat from fellow liberals.
What's most interesting are the comments made by Democrats including President Obama in 2005 when he was a US Senator. Now he's encouraging Democrats in Congress to use it.
Here's another group of videos and tapes where Obama said they would need 60 votes to pass it.
No wonder people get frustrated with politicians and especially, in this case, President Obama who held himself as someone who would bring change to Washington, DC; he would get things done.
I suspect if Democrats do use reconciliation now they'll give Republicans license to do it with more regularity in the future. And as Black mentions, could it be used to repeal Obamacare, if it passes, with only 51 votes in the future.