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View Diary: Filibuster reform happens tomorrow, or not (70 comments)

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  •  For that figure to be meaningful, (0+ / 0-)

    I'd have to know how many Democrats voted against the bills. Not going to do that research right now.

    Beyond that, the vote on Senate rules/filibuster reform does not constitute the usual daily business of the Senate. Reid already took the unusual step of delaying the new session in order to get consensus on filibuster reform. He's been polling and talking to senators in the past few weeks, I'm sure, and has a very good idea of what's likely to pass.

     

    We cannot mistake absolutism for principle, or substitute spectacle for politics, or treat name-calling as reasoned debate. -Pres. Obama, 1/21/13

    by SoCalSal on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 06:05:10 PM PST

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    •  And the best way to find out.. (1+ / 0-)
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      ..would be to allow a vote on multiple rules, starting with the most restrictive.  If a vote fails, that makes 120 times in the last year and one partial month that Reid would have allowed to happen.

      When extra-terrestrial beings make their first appearance on our planet, and ask for representatives of our species to best exemplify humanity, I'm sending a nurse, a librarian, and a firefighter.

      by Wayward Son on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 03:54:39 AM PST

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