I'm just beginning to hope that the democrats are finally getting it.
Democrats are the party of the underdog and it's about time they start acting like it. That does not mean letting the Republicans kick them around out of a wrongly held fear of appearing overly combative or obstructionist. It means fighting like they have nothing to lose, since after all, what do they have to lose at this point? Bolton is a nut and a creep and passively allowing him to become our representative in the UN is an insult to the international community. Don't be so afraid to take a stand.
It is well known that the biggest hurdle the Democrats face is an image problem, not an issue problem. Americans, right or wrong, prefer toughness over thoughtfulness, steadfastness over nuanced positions. If the Dems could only learn to play to those preferences, stand strong for what they believe, they might not be the underdog for much longer.