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  •  Congress has an abysmal approval rating (2+ / 0-)
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    and there's constant bitching that the Senate hasn't passed a budget, or much of anything for that matter, in ages. Filibuster reform is needed to change that.

    What's more, the reforms Reid has proposed are pretty reasonable. Filibusters should be for debate as originally intended. As such, Senators should have to take the mic to make them. Secondly, Senators should not be able to use the filibuster to prevent debate; that's just silly.

    Finally, many Democratic Senators and candidates, including Tammy Baldwin here in Wisconsin, ran using filibuster reform as an issue. The only backlash will be from whiny Beltway pundits who can't vote for Senate anyways.

    Male, 22, -4.75/-6.92, born and raised TN-05, now WI-02. "You're damn right we're making a difference!" - Senator-Elect Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisconsin)

    by fearlessfred14 on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 02:07:38 PM PST

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    •  Are they more or less popular than syphilis now? (0+ / 0-)

      "I believe more women should carry guns. I believe armed women will make the world a better place. Women need to come to think of themselves not as victims but as dangerous." Anna Pigeon

      by glorificus on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 03:12:17 PM PST

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      •  I don't know where to find STD approval ratings (0+ / 0-)

        but they are less popular than Nixon was during Watergate. They are still more popular than Blago in 2009 or themselves in 2011 (approximately equal ratings BTW).

        Male, 22, -4.75/-6.92, born and raised TN-05, now WI-02. "You're damn right we're making a difference!" - Senator-Elect Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisconsin)

        by fearlessfred14 on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 03:25:49 PM PST

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        •  No, this was a comment from a politician before (0+ / 0-)

          the 2008 or 2010 election, to the effect Congress' approval ratings were really close to VD.

          I was wondering if any new info has come out since the election.

          "I believe more women should carry guns. I believe armed women will make the world a better place. Women need to come to think of themselves not as victims but as dangerous." Anna Pigeon

          by glorificus on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 03:57:43 PM PST

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      •  There are drugs for syphillis (0+ / 0-)

        and sometimes, fun was had in the getting of the infection.

        I'm not sure there's any cure for the GOP leadership in the Senate, and near as I can tell, they're no damn fun at all.

        [I]t is totally not true that Mitt Romney strapped Paul Ryan to the top of a car and drove him to Canada. Stop spreading rumors! -- Gail Collins

        by mbayrob on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 07:21:31 PM PST

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