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Sun Dec 30, 2012, 02:02 PM

Filibuster Reform? NOT Happening. [View all]

I watched the press conference where McCain and Levin announced their bipartisan proposal to reform the filibuster. Senate rules are pretty complicated so I didn't understand a lot of it, but the other parts of the presser told me all I needed to know.

First off, Levin repeatedly said that Democrats amending the rules without Republican support would be a catastrophe.

During the Q&A, most answers about how their proposal would actually make things better included one of the following:

- "it just means that we have to enforce the rules we already have"
- "once both leaders agree that..."

It's a bad joke.

And given the choice between voting for a do-nothing rule that pretends to be reform, and actual reform... You can make up your own mind on where most Dem Senators will fall."

Unbelievable. But predictable.

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