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vicdoc Donating Member (28 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 01:16 PM
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5. Right....
They did not get rid of it when the Republicans had control of the senate, and the Democrats used the filibuster to their advantage. Are you going to put it back only when the Democrats are in the minority?
Look what happens when you change the rules to suit a particular party:
Remember when they changed the way Senate seat vacancies are filled in Massachusetts in 2008? Yeah, they did not want Romney appointing a Republican if Kerry got elected so the Democratically controlled legislature changed the rules so they have to hold a special election instead ("Let the People decide!") figuring the liberal state would always vote Democratic. That's what got Mr. Brown elected last week. So go ahead have them change the rules (which takes 67 votes in the Senate). If they had not changed the rules Kirk would have been in place till the next election in 2012! If you change the rules when the Republicans take control in the future they will have more power! There is always has a downside which your short sighted change doesn't take into account.
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