Please keep me in mind this holiday season if you have a few spare bucks in your Paypal account. And thanks.
If only the Senate Majority Leader had done this awhile back, it might have made a real difference. It’s still good, we’ll get some sane judges seated, but it’s beyond high time:
WaPo — The partisan battles that have paralyzed Washington in recent years took a historic turn Thursday, as Senate Democrats eliminated filibusters for most presidential nominations, severely curtailing the political leverage of the Republican minority in the Senate and assuring an escalation of partisan warfare. The rule change means that federal judge nominees and executive-office appointments can be confirmed by a simple majority of senators, rather than the 60-vote supermajority that has been required for more than two centuries.
There’s often a meme out there that dems are wimps. Whereas republicans stand for their values. It’s not as true as some might think, you can find plenty of cases of people within the GOP caving on important stuff. But by and large, conservatives have two things working for them that dems don’t enjoy in the same portions. One, they’re less rational, which means they tend to believe their own bullshit, which means they end up taking greater risks because they’re less aware that it is a real risk. And two, they have a much better after office career ladder. The result of billions of dollars of wingnut welfare over many decades.