You're quoted as "probably not" wanting to change the Senate rules that require any vote to gain a 60 vote filibuster-proof majority. Given that you're a lifer in the big house, I can see why you get nervous about changing its traditions. I'd like to point out a couple of things, however:
- This particular 60-vote formula has only been in effect since 1975, so it's far from a tradition, and
- Gridlock is the wonderful new tradition you're embracing (see diagram).
Don't be a sucker. You're being played. Americans don't give a crap about the rules of the Senate -- we care about results. Quit being part of the problem. Fix the filibuster abuse.