2. It is rare for anybody to give up power willingly.
And the filibuster represents (negatively) one of the closest things to individual autocratic power in the Congress. So if we want to get rid of the filibuster, we're going to have to throw enough of the Senators out of office first. Then they will listen to our views, not before.
"Owning property is like driving, it's a privilege, not a right."