FILIBUSTER UPDATE….The Carpetbagger reports that compromise on judicial filibusters is apparently dead. However, Harry Reid seems to have done a great job of portraying Democrats as the voice of sweet reason, willing to make reasonable concessions that are ultimately rejected by a Republican party cowed into submission by their religious right base.

Which is fine by me, since I’m all in favor of sustained public wingnuttery from the religious right. There are too many rank and file Republicans who simply don’t realize what’s happened to their party, and anything that forces them to face up to it can only be good news in the long run. Reid seems to be playing them like a fiddle.