For too long, America has watched helplessly as the the Senate became the place where good bills go to die.
The ridiculous, outdated, undemocratic filibuster means that majority rule is turned on its head, and the stubbornness of 41 senators is enough to block the hard work and good will of 59 others. And with the Republican minority using the filibuster at an unprecedented pace, work and progress ground to a halt.
Harry Reid tried a "handshake agreement" deal with Senate Republicans earlier this term, and it has been a colossal failure.
Harry Reid can change this rule, and he does not need 60 votes to do it. Republicans will howl and complain, but tough. It's time -- past time -- to restore basic democracy to the Senate. And besides, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to realize that if the Republicans get back the majority, they won't hesitate to end it themselves.
Send Harry Reid a message. Tell him to fix the filibuster.