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  •  then make them talk (9+ / 0-)

    it wasn't that the filibuster was being taken away.  bringing back the talking filibuster would have made the Republican bring their crybaby show to the public.

    is a talking filibuster too much effort for the Democrats if they should ever have to do that themselves?  if they are too old and tired then retire, get out of the way and let some young blood in there.

    I'm a blue drop in a red bucket.

    by blue drop on Thu Feb 14, 2013 at 08:49:32 AM PST

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    •  Another good idea was having forty-one senators (1+ / 0-)
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      vote in favour of a filibuster.  I.e. , if forty-one didn't publicly in the full light of day announce that they were in favour then cloture would take effect.   Daylight:  the best antiseptic.  

      We must, indeed, all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately. B. Franklin

      by Observerinvancouver on Thu Feb 14, 2013 at 11:22:04 AM PST

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