Hullabaloo: "The tide is shifting. "
One of the factors, which can amplify the destructive power of a Storm, is a rising or high tide. If the tide is coming in, as the Storm is coming in, the combination is very high water, capable of washing away all in front of it.
Digby makes the case that the failed filibuster may be a sign of a change in the tide, as 25 Democratic Senators responded to the pressure coming from the Democratic wing of the Democratic Party.
The Corporate Right-Wing Media -- meaning all of Big Media -- still frightens the Democrats. Most important Democrats spend a lot of time calculating on how they will be portrayed by the Corporate Right-Wing Media. And, we are far, far away from the point at which Democrats start calculating on how to destroy the Corporate Right-Wing Media. But, as Digby points out, for once, the major Democrats responded to the desires of the Party base, rather than the punditocrisy.
In that, there may be hope.