Call me cynical, but I think this is all a sham.
I say this is a desperate attempt by the GOP to shake their old image problem. Filibuster or not, things are still the same and the GOP still doesn't represent me anymore (WASP male, observing Protestant (Lutheran in name only), MBA grad, lower middle class, veteran, husband & father, etc). It will be very hard to convince me this whole drama play wasn't scripted to try and bring me back into the fold - and keep me blind & quiet again. Sorry, but I'm not that easy anymore. A lot of us aren't.