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Tue Nov 27, 2012, 09:58 AM

Why Democrats NEED NOT FEAR filibuster reform!:

Even in the minority, Democrats do not need to worry about the proposed reform of the filibuster rule.

Democratic policies are VASTLY more popular than Republican policies. The increased public scrutiny that will come with a living breathing TALKING filibuster will inevitably push public opinion in favor of the substance of any filibuster that Democrats might launch.

Fear not, oh Democrats, for unto you a Gift is Given!

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annabanana Nov 2012 OP
rock Nov 2012 #1
DetlefK Nov 2012 #2
annabanana Nov 2012 #5
old guy Nov 2012 #3
annabanana Nov 2012 #4
rock Nov 2012 #6
annabanana Nov 2012 #7

Response to annabanana (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 10:42 AM

1. That could be the reason the Repukes do not want a real filibuster!

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Response to rock (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 10:53 AM

2. "Breaking News: Senator Graham continues reading from telephone-book for 3rd hour straight"

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Response to DetlefK (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 12:36 PM

5. Which is exactly what he would HAVE to do.

If he tried to push his platform, the American people would be horrified.

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Response to annabanana (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 11:12 AM

3. I agree.

My question is: If someone was forced to really filibuster, would the corporate media consider it news and actually follow the proceedings as a on going story? Would it turn into a "nothing to see here, move along" meme? If the changes are made it will be interesting to watch the media reaction.

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Response to old guy (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 12:17 PM

4. How much does it matter anymore what the MSM does?

If the subject is hot enough there will be such a hue & cry online that CorpoMedia will be embarrassed not to cover it. You know those guys hate to be laughed at on the Beltway cocktail circuit!

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Response to old guy (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 03:13 PM

6. I think they would not

The whole point is the Repukes would have to put in a minimal effort to achieve a filibuster. And they are so used to having everything handed to them.

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Response to rock (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 09:47 PM

7. My guess is that the media would pay attention in direct

proportion to how big a fool the repubs made of themselves

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