I'm almost happy Jim DeMint has decided to declare himself King of the Senate and hold up all legislation as long as he wants to do so. On the face of it, this is a terrible thing. But the Senate is already a nonfunctioning disaster. The longer there's any illusion that the Senate works, the longer it is before something drastic happens to fix it. I'm not trying to make a Leninist "let's cheer for things to get worse so the revolution can begin" argument. Things are already so bad that all DeMint is doing is making it increasingly obvious for all to see.