Mon Jan 28, 2013, 03:05 PM
Yavin4 (23,611 posts)
If Republicans Take Control of the Senate, The Very First Thing That They Will Do Is...
weaken the filibuster.
If there was a way to put money down on this in Vegas, we'd all get rich.
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If Republicans Take Control of the Senate, The Very First Thing That They Will Do Is... (Original post)
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Mon Jan 28, 2013, 05:23 PM
bornskeptic (1,313 posts)
7. I rather doubt it.
Reformng or eliminating the filibuster won't do them much good as long as a Democrat is in the White House. Democrats aren't going to filibuster a Democratic president's nominations, and even if the Republicans bypass the filibuster on legislation, the president can veto it. With current demographic trends and the internal problems of the party, I think the chance of a Republican winning the White House in the near future is rather slim. If the Republicans were to win the Senate in 2014 and eliminate the filibuster, Hillary Clinton might coast into the presidency and have the coattails to dump a few of the crazies that invaded the Senate in 2010 and restore it to Democratic control, and be looking at a filibuster-proof Senate on 1/20/2017, thanks to the Republicans. For that reason, I don't think they'll take a chance on weakening the filibuster until they control both the Senate and the White House. Let's make sure that doesn't happen for a long time.