Thu Jan 24, 2013, 04:06 PM
srican69 (1,426 posts)
No one cares about filibuster reform
* 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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No one cares about filibuster reform (Original post)
|Angry Dragon||Jan 2013||#2|
Response to srican69 (Original post)
Thu Jan 24, 2013, 04:10 PM
annabanana (51,017 posts)
1. Typical WaPo crap.
a poll from 2010? Seriously?
Beltway Babies sing this song,
Beltway bullshit all day long
Poo-bahs have their way!
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Thu Jan 24, 2013, 04:51 PM
hedgehog (36,286 posts)
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!