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  •  I'm talking about how fervently (1+ / 0-)
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    Kossacks were defending the institution of the filibuster against the threat of the so-called "nuclear option." When Bill Frist was Senate Majority leader, Kossacks were adamant about the proud tradition of the filibuster as a check against the tyranny of the majority. Now, not so much.

    Nothing requires a greater effort of thought than arguments to justify the rule of non-thought. -- Milan Kundera

    by Dale on Tue Jan 24, 2012 at 06:08:06 AM PST

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    •  The filibuster was reserved for the worst (1+ / 0-)
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      cases.  It wasn't used to block almost every bill and every appointment which is how the Republicans are using it.  The Democrats were never that willing to obstruct the Republican agenda - otherwise we'd have never had the Bush Tax Cuts, though I figure the war would have still gone through because of the lies told to support it.

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