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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-25-13 01:21 PM
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2. My pleasure.
Edited on Mon Nov-25-13 01:23 PM by No Elephants
I believe that the filibuster rule simply enables both sides to point fingers at each other, so that they are never accountable to voters for what does or does not happen when one side is in the majority. That way, they can be more comfortable serving lobbyists instead of voters.

If they have no ability to blame the "other side," even when they are in the majority, they just might have to worry about doing right by the 99%.

Joe Scarborough once said that people in Congress think they won't lose elections because of bills they don't pass. They believe they lose elections because of bills they do pass that people don't like. I am not sure that is correct, or even that he believes it. However, if people in Congress do think their seats are safer if gridlock prevails, then gridlock we will get, especially if the majority can always yelp about "obstruction" by the minority.

I am willing to risk majority rule. The present system yields lousy results, especially in the hyper-partisan atmosphere under which the coutry now suffers. Let's at least try another way.
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