Even Republicans grudgingly gave Reid his due as well.
"Harry Reid was able to control all 60 of his Democratic Senators, and that's extraordinarily difficult to do," said Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA).
"And while I disagree obviously in a violent way with the end result, it's a pretty good accomplishment to get his arms around all 60 Senators and get them to vote one way," said Chambliss of Reid.
"We stand on the doorstep of history," Reid said at a news conference late on Wednesday afternoon, after the Senate had cut off a GOP filibuster for the third time this week on health care reform.
That paved the way for a 7 am EST vote on Christmas Eve.
I couldn't confirm this independently, but one report said this is the first Christmas Eve session of the Senate since 1963.
Another statistic is that the 24 straight days of the Senate being in session is the second longest in history.
Democrats get to smile today. Whether they will still be smiling in the New Year on health care reform is anyone's guess.