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  •  I must have missed the part where someone (4+ / 0-)

    'splained why our petition isn't for the abolition of the filibuster. Help me out here, will you?

    The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain, is floating in mid-air, until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life. Jane Addams

    by Alice Olson on Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 07:18:32 AM PST

    •  or at least it should specifty how many from the (1+ / 0-)
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      filibustering party's side must be present. As I suggested elsehwere, start with 5 and add 5 per day to a maximum of 35.

      If we are going to have filibusters at all, they should be hard. People should have to choose these battles wisely if we are ever going to avoid do nothing Congresses again.

      The Class, Terror and Climate Wars are indivisible and the short-term outcome will affect the planet for centuries.

      by Words In Action on Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 07:23:16 AM PST

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    •  cuz even good Dems would never do that, (0+ / 0-)

      so we have to enthusiastically support what they might do, even though it is half-baked.

      this smacks of "negotiating w/oneself."

      really we should ask for what we want.

      the petition should be worded broadly enough so that even those of us who think the 20-person talking filibuster is bad could still sign on.

      An ambulance can only go so fast - Neil Young

      by mightymouse on Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 09:43:58 AM PST

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