Arlen Specter switched parties. I hope the Democratic leadership is figuring on biggering and *biggering* and BIGGERING the big tent. I want 67%. And I want it not just in the Senate, but across the board. It will mean moving the Democratic party farther from my ideology. But that way, when the supermajority collapses (and it can't last), a split in the Democratic party will have the potentil to yield two parties both bigger than the Republican party.
I want the Republican party gone. After what it has become, it should not exist.