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  •  Why push for filibuster reform NOW? (0+ / 0-)

    We don't have the house.  So what if we force something through the Senate?  It won't move in the house.  Why not wait until we control both houses before taking such an act?

    Minority rights should never be subject to majority vote.

    by lostboyjim on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 05:28:27 AM PST

    •  Because we could still (2+ / 0-)
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      get a lot done in the Senate- like judicial appointees and cabinet appointees.

      “We are not a nation that says ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ We are a nation that says ‘out of many, we are one.’” -Barack Obama

      by skohayes on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 06:18:37 AM PST

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    •  Filibuster is Senate only and Senate Rules (0+ / 0-)

      doesn't have anything at all to do with the House.

      "I'm totally pro-choice in the matter of abortion. But of course I'm also so radically pro-life that I think every person from birth onward must have full and affordable access to healthcare." - Gail Collins

      by gritsngumbo on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 08:42:57 AM PST

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