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  •  nobody was talking about eliminating filibuster (1+ / 0-)
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    alice kleeman

    And making the Senate like the House. Even the Merkley proposal would have enabled a determined minority to block legislation, they just would have had to speak on the floor to do so. And I'm pretty sure it would be a good thing for 41 Democratic Senators to spend months on the floor telling America why they are preserving the ACA. Would have been good to have done the same before they passed it, after all.

    •  Granted. (0+ / 0-)

      The Merkley proposal was very modest and preserves the minority's capacity to block action, just like you say.

      However, if the Senate can change its rules with a simple majority, then what's to stop the GOP from going nuclear and gutting the fish?

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