Remember when there was all that hubub about the filibuster a few weeks back, when the Democrats swore to filibuster the Republican’s goals into oblivion, and the Republicans promised to get rid of the filibuster? Remember how they "worked together" to "resolve" it? I’ll bet you thought you’d heard the last of it.
I most sincerely doubt it.
Everyone ever using the filibuster has touted its power as the last defense of Right and Good. Everyone ever being filibustered has chafed and cursed it. And pretty much anyone who’s experienced one has experienced the other.
I don’t like the filibuster, but I don’t like the idea of simply abolishing it either. When we have it, The Minority pretty much has veto power on anything they wish. When we don’t have it, The Majority can push through whatever the heck they want. That kind of dichotomy in power bothers me.
I don’t really have a solution, but you can bet that we’ll be seeing the issue again, possibly very soon what with a new Supreme Court person needed.