Jon Stewart said it best, last night:
“Let me see if I have this straight. […] If this lady loses, the health care reform bill that the beloved late senator considered his legacy will die. And the reason it will die is because if Coakley loses, Democrats will “only” have then an 18-vote majority in the Senate.
Which is more than George W. Bush ever had in the Senate when he did whenever the fuck he wanted.”
51 votes is a majority, assclowns. If the Republicans threaten filibuster: MAKE THEM FUCKING DO IT. Point cameras at them while they stand in the way of progress, reform and recovery.
Why is this even in doubt?