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  •  What Difference Does It Make (1+ / 0-)
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    maybeeso in michigan

    If they have to "work for it?" How will that help anything?

    That's the part that makes no sense. How will anything change if Republicans get up and give boring speeches full of lies and talking points for days or weeks on end?

    That's ALL this "reform" will accomplish! Republicans can STILL block anything and everything the majority wants to do -- so long as they are willing to stand up and lie for a few weeks until the rest of the Senate gets tired of listening to the same crap over and over?

    In what universe is this a useful "reform?"

    •  The simple fact that they have to stand there on (0+ / 0-)

      camera and support their filibuster.    I have a feeling some of them would love every minute.  Maybe even get adoring feedback from home, but, I think more just might get the opposite.

      It is too darn easy to decide to say you're going to filibuster and then go have drinks with friends, take a nap or maybe just do some of the work you should be doing.   No muss no fuss, and certainly no effort.

      So they stand and lie---maybe some of their constituents who have never heard them speak might just get turned off.

      Every tiny bit would help...

      Nothing in the world is more dangerous than a sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. Martin Luther King, Jr.

      by maybeeso in michigan on Mon Jan 07, 2013 at 05:45:07 PM PST

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