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  •  You join the filibuster discussion late (2+ / 0-)
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    Meteor Blades, BradyB

    Please review Daily Kos circa 2005.

    Yet again you don't know what you are talking about.

    •  Be honest. There's been a constant drumbeat here (2+ / 0-)
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      nextstep, VClib

      for Democrats to either end the filibuster, or "reform" it so that it can only be used to delay, not block, legislation.  

      And the calls to end the filibuster continue -- at least until Democrats fear losing the Senate.  See here and here and here and here here here here and here.  That last link is to a diary about a Maddow show about the filibuster.  

      I could go on and on.  Since Democrats have had majority control (and especially since they lost the 60th seat) there has been a constant drumbeat here to either eliminate the filibuster, or to "reform" it so that it was no longer such an effective way to block legislation.  

      I also admit that there are some voices on this site that recognized that the filibuster is a good thing if you are in the minority.  I suspect the number of those people on the site will grow if the Democrats become the minority, and Republicans start calling to end or "reform" the filibuster, as some of them undoubtedly will if they become the majority in the Senate.

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