"We're one, but we're not the same. We get to carry each other carry each other"
The two legacy parties, that is. Why, what did you think? Read this pathetic effusion from Jon Walker:
Senate Democrats had an opportunity to get together and make the Senate a working, majority-rule-based chamber. They could have recently used the “Constitutional Option” at the start of this new Congress to rewrite the Senate rules to either eliminate the filibuster outright or at least make staging a filibuster more difficult. Yet, due to a combination of a greedy refusal to give up any individual power, and a pitiful cowardice about a potential future in which the voters reject them, Senate Democrats collectively chose to throw away this opportunity. By doing nothing, they effectively voted to give Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell total veto power over everything.
Mission accomplished! At some point, long, long past for both Obama and the Ds, the best test of intentions is outcomes.
What, you thought the Ds and the Rs were somehow different? Sure, they hate each other, but that just gives the kabuki some spice! The hate is all part of the fun!