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  •  We too are side-stepping the simple issue (0+ / 0-)

    The filibuster is wrong in that it blocks a duly elected majority in a deliberative body.

    It makes it so that our government does not work, meaning that all our tax dollars are not efficiently spent and glaring problems are not addressed. It made it that the wishes of a majority of our people, who elected a Democratic House, Senate, and president, could not be carried out.

    All of you who pine for the talking filibuster of yore are missing the point - the GOP of today is much different than then. It is much more unified and willing to sacrifice any government accomplishment to achieve its ends than it was years ago.

    The problem is not the cloture rules, the problem is the Republicans don't our government to work. They have seized upon the previously little-used filibuster as a helpful everyday tool.

    An ambulance can only go so fast - Neil Young

    by mightymouse on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 04:04:34 AM PST

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