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  •  I answered my own question. Link below (2+ / 0-)
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    wasatch, ColoTim

    I'll have to cross-check my memory with the actual composition of the Senate (R) and the President (D), but it's clear that once it became a tactic vs. mere outrage.

    Peruse the chart and you can see that motions filed (there has to be a or threatened filibuster before you file the motion) went to 60 in the first year of our first black president ('93-94) and haven't come down since.  I'm supposing the filibuster strategy became, in that year, a standard, not just a tool.

    Ahh,  progress.  

    the fact that you're right is nothing more than interesting

    by Egg on Tue May 08, 2012 at 08:14:37 PM PDT

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