McConnell Bluffs, Folds.

For all the recent talk of filibuster reform, I held little hope for real change. Then (much to my surprise) Mitch McConnell over played a weak hand, but Harry Reid didn’t blink.  Hilarity ensued.  Dick Durbin brought us back to reality with a nice teaching point on the gravitas of the ridiculous situation and the live footage was an instant hit on Twitter.
What did McConnell do to renew my optimism?  Well, he turned his favorite tool in a way no one ever expected.  He halted a vote on a bill that he brought to the floor by filibustering himself.  The man ought not be allowed on the floor again without a clown nose.