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View Diary: If the GOP takes the Senate, do you support a filibuster rules change? (181 comments)

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  •  I never thought we should eliminate the filibuster (0+ / 0-)

    but that we should make there be real pain involved in invoking it. Forget this painless and proforma voting for cloture.  A bill gets a vote unless someone gets up, stops all work in the senate and makes a case for it not being voted upon for X hours and then calls for the sixty vote over ride of his objection.

    That way both sides have a means of stopping the most egregious actions and choices of the majority. But it cannot be used without difficulty and real consequences for those doing so - neither of which exist now.

    So even though I agree the Senate rules need to be changed, we have to disagree with how.

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