The filibuster fight is about Dems' fear of losing control

So, why do it themselves? Because they are genuinely afraid that their majority won’t exist for very long, and when you act out of fear, you make serious tactical errors.

Democrats should know better, or should at least be honest enough to admit that this is a very bad route to take, because they know they don’t want the Republicans to ever have the Senate and there be no filibuster to stop them. I know I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating: If it’s a power you don’t want your opponents to have, don’t give it to yourself because inevitably it will fall into their hands.

That is a big, big problem the Democrats will have to reckon with down the line if they continue on with this attack. It’s not the only problem they have, though. In attacking the filibuster and the people working to keep it in place, they are attacking some of their own members in the Senate, which will inevitably push them toward the GOP on more issues. You think Joe Manchin will sit back and just take this? He’s arguably the most powerful man in the Senate, and you’re attacking him — a member of your own party — in an effort to force a major, no-going-back kind of change on the Senate and U.S. politics.

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