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  •  at least make them do it "for real." (7+ / 0-)

    Make them stand up and read from the telephone book, as they did back in the bad old days when they filibustered civil rights legislation.  

    The idea that a mere declaration of intent should suffice to count as a filibuster, is what has led to the recent abuses.

    Excellent point about "unconstitutional... majority (vs.) supermajority."  Question is, who has standing to sue, and how would a case of that type deal with legislative immunity issues?

    "Minus two votes for the Republican" equals "plus one vote for the Democrat." Arithmetic doesn't care about their feelings either!

    by G2geek on Tue Oct 23, 2012 at 04:50:57 PM PDT

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