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  •  This is the real solution. (8+ / 0-)

    Most of the time, too many people have no clue that there is even a filibuster going on.  Millions have no idea of what a filibuster even was when it was a real thing.  If they got a look at senators spewing nonsense for hours on end, they would quickly demand a resolution to whatever the issue is.  A filibuster ought to include risk as well as possible gain for the party invoking it.

    As an aside, I wonder if C-SPAN has/had any influence on the demise of the real filibuster.  People had a bad enough impression of it when there were only snippets of it on the evening news.  With several C-SPAN networks running 24/7, we'd have a front row seat for every second of the silliness.  I can't imagine that being an asset for any party that wants to be taken seriously by the electorate...

    -7.62, -7.28 "Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly." -Langston Hughes

    by luckylizard on Mon Oct 01, 2012 at 02:07:13 AM PDT

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