The principle of majority rule accompanied by minority protections has never been so abused as by Senate Republicans, which is an observation about as insightful as noting that sewer rats spread unwelcome pestilence. In other words, a busting of filibuster rules is in conspicuous parliamentary order, and long overdue.
From this, however, we should not imagine a new era of legislative efficiency. For there's the GOP House, from which some bills must originate, and through which all must pass, no matter how overpopulated the House is by ... sewer rats.
Oh, House Republicans doubtless will love themselves some brown, and soon. Latinos are to be strenuously wooed by the Lotharios. Other than that cheap opportunism of immigration reform, though, the GOP House will likely prove itself as fastidiously obstructive as ever. The Democratic Senate will wait and then wait some more for openings to break vapid filibusters, which will arrive from the House with less and less rapidity.