I watched the press conference where McCain and Levin announced their bipartisan proposal to reform the filibuster. Senate rules are pretty complicated so I didn't understand a lot of it, but the other parts of the presser told me all I needed to know.
First off, Levin repeatedly said that Democrats amending the rules without Republican support would be a catastrophe.
During the Q&A, most answers about how their proposal would actually make things better included one of the following:
- "it just means that we have to enforce the rules we already have"
- "once both leaders agree that..."
It's a bad joke.
And given the choice between voting for a do-nothing rule that pretends to be reform, and actual reform... You can make up your own mind on where most Dem Senators will fall."