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  •  Just end the filibuster (2+ / 0-)
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    TheKF1, shaharazade

    I think everyone shitting on Bernstein had better be prepared to eat some crow if he turns out to be right.

    There's no need to let the minority have the power to block the majority, even if they have to stand on one leg and recite the alphabet backwards to do so.  They're the minority.  They lost elections.  The people empowered the majority to govern, they should be able to do so.

    And let's be clear:  The Republicans proved in 2005 that they're willing to end the filibuster on 51 votes if and when the Democrats ever actually use it to stop them from doing something they want to do.  So anyone thinking it will ever protect anything important from some Teahadist Republican majority is deluded.  It is a gentlemen's agreement and they ain't gentlemen.

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