"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
Believe whatever you want to believe.
The GOP made this happen with its unprecedented obstructionism based solely on politics.
Any GOP Senators who can't deal with this should just retire, go home and stay there.
If the GOP ever gets control of the Senate again, it can always change this to make it easier for the Democrats to block their agenda.
Don't hold your breath waiting for that to happen.
I wasn't comparing to the Bush administration. The tea party take over of the GOP and their attempt to nullify Obama's presidency by shutting down the government and the unprecedented filibustering of all of his judicial appointments is all the evidence I need to know they wouldn't hesitate to change the filibuster rule if the shoe was on the other foot.