JPod: Is this really true: “Dems really can’t just continue to use the filibuster at will without suffering grievous political harm”? According to most major media accounts, John Bolton is a demented choice for the world-community slot. So that filibuster is legit to anyone paying cursory attention. Then back to judges: They filibuster judge nominee x later on, who, they say loudly and often, is an “extremist.” The Dems are reasonable, they insist about themselves, because they gave in on three “extremist” judges. At this point, in other words, hey’ll always have Owen, now, who was quickly confirmed after the glorious deal. And add Brown and Pryor shortly to that and you’ve got a Democratic party that can make a case they’re pretty fair folk.