For decades, congressional Democrats have caved to Republican demands even when the Dems had the clear majority.
The result is a federal judiciary that is out of step with our nation that wants the government out of the bedroom and women's wombs, and corporate millions out of politics.
Federal judges, appointed by Republican presidents, have sanctioned the GOP's war on women and workers.
The only governing principle that Republicans have today is stopping anything President Obama proposes and anyone he nominates or appoints.
Americans are tired of this and want some change.
Thanks to Oregon's Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley, who led the charge to change the filibuster rules, we have a chance to restore some balance to the federal judiciary.
The is much whining from Republican lawmakers, but they're actually thrilled that the Democrats ended this filibuster tactic because they assume they'll be able to ram arch-conservative judges through to the federal bench after the 2016 election.
Well, good luck with that.
Good job, Democratic senators. It's great you showed some spine, finally.