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  •  If the issue is the abuse of rules that thereby (0+ / 0-)

    make it impossible to govern, and the rules can be, at a minimum, modified by the D's to break the logjam or at least make it much more difficult to mount a successful filibuster, then the rules themselves really ARE the issue.

    I simply don't believe a narrative that blames the filibuster, when it can be very easily changed.

    I'm not even talking about elimination.  Just reform to make a filibuster what it was originally intended to be...very difficult and undertaken only in the most extreme cases.

    If there is no effort to even reform it, the D's have no standing to complain about it.

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