I love the NeoNeoCon. Full of delusion and grandeur. Acting as if ultrared [or uberrot] Georgia was somehow a "surprise" or "turning point" with it's victory.
Sorry Sarah!, the turning point would have been if McCain had WON. Guess what.
Same delusion as bushie's inability to grasp that his only legacy is that of WORST and no one is believing anything he or they have to say.
No shit. 41 or 42 really is an ineffective number of Senators for the GOP to mount a fillibuster, so they are deluding themselves if they think this will be much help. Let's take a couple of examples:
Freedom of Choice Act - will Snowe and Collins and Specter vote to fillibuster it? No.
Immigration Reform- Will McCain, Graham, Snow, Collins and Specter vote to fillibuster it? No.
Global Warming/Environmental legislation - Will McCain, Graham, Snow, Collins and Specter vote to fillibuster it? No.
Healthcare Reform- will Snowe and Collins and Specter vote to fillibuster it? No.
With the Dems breathing down their necks back home, just think of the kind of pressure there will be on Snowe and Collins to jump ship, especially given they are now in what looks like permanently blue states. Hell, they're liberals anyway. Same with Specter, the guy might as well be a Democrat.
Bottom line and IMO, the Dems have effectively a filibuster proof Senate now for all but the most partisan bills - even with the Chambliss win and a possible Coleman win. And if they don't, why, they can just reintroduce the Republican-authored "Constitutional Option" and just do away with the filibuster, a move just about all of the Republicans are on record of supporting. I say, let's compromise, split the difference -we'll make it 55 votes.