Hurray! ! Now we (Dems) have 60 votes in the Senate.
Al Franken (D-MN) was sworn in on Tuesday, 7 July 2009. That means, count 'em: 60.
OK, so now, Reid and Durbin need to very firmly remind Democratic members that when the Leader files cloture, you support him on that cloture. Afterall, it merely means, bring the issue to a vote.
Then, if you, for whatever weird political need, must have cover, vote against final passage. Fine.
But opposing cloture means you're supporting a filibuster of your party's agenda.
Stop the damn filibuster. Screw the Republicans if they want to throw up brick walls before the on-ward flow of progress for this country and its citizens.
Vote for cloture.