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  •  41 Votes sounds good to me (17+ / 0-)

    I'm not all that worried about the talking filibuster.  Having to muster 41 votes to stop debate I think is a pretty good reform.  

    Remember that right now one anonymous Senator can stop debate just by mentioning the word "filibuster" under his breath while he walks out the door.  Making that Senator have to rustle up 40 of his friends to not only support his request but to actually hang around missing their tee times and cocktail parties is a pretty meaningful reform.

    [Terrorists] are a dime a dozen, they are all over the world and for every one we lock up there will be three to take his place. --Digby

    by rabel on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 09:43:10 AM PST

    •  We don't have it yet and won't if McConnell (3+ / 0-)
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      chuckvw, Remillard, akmk

      Agrees to an even weaker set of reforms.

      I am disgusted with the entire senate.

      As an institution there are very little incentives for them to work on behalf of the people, as opposed to lobbyists, donors and themselves.

      A standing army is like a standing member. It's an excellent assurance of domestic tranquility, but a dangerous temptation to foreign adventure. Elbridge Gerry - Constitutional Convention (1787)

      by No Exit on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 10:23:46 AM PST

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