At filibuster, Senate Dems blew it, BIG timeSubmitted by gee_blee on Sun, 03/10/2013 - 19:10
If just, say, 8 or 10 Senate Dems (or more) had shown up early at the Rand filibuster, they would have diffused/stolen the whole thing. Less Republicans would've likely appeared, and the Dems could've claimed the civil liberties mantle. They also would've looked good to their base and to independents.
Instead, their absence turned off a big chunk of their base, and Rand had the spotlight to himself. It catapulted Rand, rallied the *Republican* base, and the Dems could've easily prevented it.
They blew it. Think about it.