Thanks to mcjoan at DailyKos, I've found a chart from the Sunlight Foundation that shows how reconciliation has been used for the past twenty years. Suffice it to say, the Rethugs are lying through their teeth with their "outrage" that Senate Democrats would use reconciliation to "stuff this bill down our throats." Personally, I'd like to stuff something else down Rethug throats--preferably something 12-gauge or better--but I digress. Take a look:
As they say, figures (and facts) don't lie, but liars sure can figure.