Must-Read! Senate Republicans: Filibuster everything and win in November?

Senate Republicans: Filibuster everything and win in November?
This McClatchy Newspapers story explains that the Republicans are employing a strategy that has nothing to do with governing, policy, etc. Just block everything, while the country falls ever further behind, and in November their energized base will turn out while everyone else is so demoralized they won’t bother to vote.
And the Democratic leadership is helping them get away with this. In the Senate the Dems refuse to use “reconciliation” to pass things – something routinely done by Republicans under Bush. President Obama refuses to use recess appointments – again, something Bush did routinely – so his administration remains poorly staffed and unable to govern.
The Democrats and Obama appear to be afraid the Republicans will say bad things about them.