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Thu Jan 24, 2013, 04:06 PM

No one cares about filibuster reform




http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2013/01/24/why-filibuster-reform-didnt-happen/?hpid=z1


* No one cares about filibuster reform. While that previous sentence is an exaggeration, itís only a slight one. The people who do care about filibuster reform are liberal activists and liberal donors. They believe that the rules as they currently stand are a perversion of democracy and must be fundamentally altered. For the rest of the country, however, the filibuster barely registers ó much less the attempts to reform it. Doubt it? Check out this 2010 Pew poll where just 26 percent of people knew it took 60 votes to break a filibuster. Given that lack of care/concern among the general public, it made little sense for Reid to risk poisoning the Senate well with bigger fights on sequestration and funding the government looming.

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Response to srican69 (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 04:10 PM

1. Typical WaPo crap.

a poll from 2010? Seriously?

Beltway Babies sing this song,
poo-bah, poo-bah

Beltway bullshit all day long
Poo-bahs have their way!

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Response to srican69 (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 04:11 PM

2. and the media is mostly at fault in not informing the public

what is going on in this country
most of media today is entertainment news

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 04:51 PM

3. If people realized what was going on behind the scenes, they would be enraged

The silent filibuster allows Republicans to pretend that it is the Democratic Party that hates bipartisan compromise!

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