On Monday, already failed presidential hopeful Amy Klobuchar said:
... she was not concerned that the party’s base would turn on its elected officials.
… which is why we get headlines like this:
Democrats consider backing off big battle over Trump's Supreme Court pick
So what possible fucking reason might make Democrats decide to sit out this critical fight? Well, in short, there’s a batch of them who are fucking idiots. I mean, they’re the dumbest fuckers you can possibly imagine. How goddam stupid are they? Their logic is as follows: if Democrats use the filibuster, Republicans might eliminate it. And if they eliminate it, they won’t be able to use the filibuster!
The obvious response, of course, is why have a filibuster at all if you’re too fucking afraid to use it?
Or put another way, why be a senator if you’re too afraid to do your job?
The only choice is all out obstruction. Anything less will have those Democrats drawn and quartered by the base. Filibuster until there is no filibuster. It’s what Republicans planned on doing to President Clinton’s choice. If Republicans eliminate the filibuster, then good for them! It’s a piece of shit anyway. Respond instead by slowing Senate business to a crawl. It’s easy! Just refuse to allow unanimous consent on anything.
Anything less than all-out war on the would-be tyrant is unacceptable.