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View Diary: A 'gentlemen's agreement' isn't good enough for real filibuster reform (68 comments)

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  •  There they go again (4+ / 0-)

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    “I think this is yet another sign of the bipartisan concern with using the nuclear option to forever revoke the ability of the minority to participate in the legislative process,” a Senate Republican leadership aide told TPM.
    THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS SENATE MINORITY PARTY RIGHTS.

    Every single Senator has a right to participate in the legislative process.  No Senator is bound to get rid of their individual identity as a duly elected representative of an entire state, and instead become just another D or R.  If that Senator decides to forgo his individual decision making ability, and instead trust in a team of partisans to make decisions for him, and that team does not command a majority of the Senate, TOO DAMN BAD.  

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