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Wed Mar 29, 2017, 10:05 PM

The filibuster is a nutty rule for a nutty Senate

I know we all at some point both love or hate the filibuster depending on whether Dems use it to block something horrible... or the GOP uses it to block something we like.

But this is a nutty rule for a nutty Senate. The Senate is perhaps the most antidemocratic "representative" body on the planet when states with a mere 18% of the US population get 52% of the seats. In real life that's not how people vote. In that case Dem Senators represent about 33 million more people than do the GOP... yet the GOP controls the Senate.

If Senate votes were weighted in terms of a state's population... we'd not have to worry about having a dual edged rule like the filibuster. Democracy would prevail.

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