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  •  Once again, we're in complete agreement. (1+ / 0-)
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    pelagicray

    I hope you didn't interpret my previous comment to mean that I'd prefer a parliamentary system. That has its own flaws, and we have plenty of examples of that from other countries.

    I prefer our system, if it were functioning the way it was designed to. That's pretty ironic coming from me, a very liberal person, since it was designed to push everything towards the center. But if it were functioning the way it was designed to, my liberal position would have a lot more influence over the center's product than it does currently.

    Lots of problems with the filibuster: not only the change in population balance you point to, but also the "automatic filibuster" and Harry Reid's failure to honor his promise to do filibuster reform in 2010 (I was in the room in Las Vegas when Joan McCarter dragged the commitment out of him). I have little sympathy for his boo-hooing over it now, or I would if it weren't also hurting the rest of us so badly.

     Thanks for the link, I am now off to read the estimable Mr. Klein.

    "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."........ "The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little." (yeah, same guy.)

    by sidnora on Sun May 20, 2012 at 09:20:38 AM PDT

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