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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 04:24 PM

20. Too bad Tom Harkin isn't Senate Majority Leader

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"A group of lawmakers led by Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) had hoped to re-institute the talking filibuster, in which a lawmaker who wanted to obstruct something would have to take the floor to sustain an objection instead of literally phoning it in."

I'm no fan of Harry Reid; but I don't think he deserves all the blame here.

If President Obama really wanted a return to the "talking filibuster", he could have instructed Reid to push for it, instead of (again) caving to the GOP.

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