Democrats ditch historic U.S. Senate rule blamed for gridlock. Democrats ditch historic U.S. Senate rule blamed for gridlock By changing a House rule that has been in effect for over 225 years, Harry Reid has put an end to the Senate, they are nothing more than unics now. This one act of subversion of our Constitution should be the nail in the coffin of the Democratic party. Funny how things turn when you move from the minority to the majority, just remember harry and barry, the 2014 elections are less than a year away. What were these two un=American traitors saying about changing the nuclear option just 8 years ago?