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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:45 AM

Fix the Filibuster, damnit.

Today is a good day to contact your Senators and tell them to fix the broken filibuster rule.

The window to get this fixed is small so we need to put the pressure on starting now.

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Response to rhett o rick (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:51 AM

1. Agreed. Just threatening one shouldn't be sufficient to require 60 votes.

 

Either nuke it entirely or at least require the threat to be backed up by an ACTUAL filibuster. Sanders was the last one to actually filibuster and he only made it 8 hours.

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:49 PM

3. Democrats have some political capital. Now is the time to push the Senate into

fixing this abuse.

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:56 PM

4. If Reid doesn't, I'm going to lose a lot of respect for him.

 

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Response to rhett o rick (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:55 AM

2. I agree, they should have to speak continuously on the floor

like good ole Mr. Smith goes to Washington. That's how always thought it was supposed to be.

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Response to Puzzledtraveller (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:57 PM

5. Strom Thurmond still holds the record, and I think he was still a Democrat at the time. Not sure.

 

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Response to rhett o rick (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:58 PM

6. 51-49 should be back to being THE RULE

or perhaps give the minority 1 filibuster per session.. make them choose when it's important enough.. Men love their sports analogies.. is there any sport that allows unlimited "time outs"?

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