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  •  These people know what's coming... (1+ / 0-)
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    bythesea

    ....filibuster "reform". And they are getting in practice for obstructionism that requires a little more than just voting "No" and running off to the gym or cocktails. Or both.

    If you hate government, don't run for office in that government.

    by Bensdad on Wed Mar 06, 2013 at 01:09:29 PM PST

    •  Here's an idea to thwart the filibuster (1+ / 0-)
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      without having to change Rule 22 (the Senate rule governing the filibuster).

      From a comment on the Rule 22 blog:

      ... one could place a resolution continuing the rule in force (this would require help) and then table the motion by simple majority, then it would take a supermajority to take the thing off the table. In effect, those who wanted a supermajority for cloture, would have to obtain a supermajority to continue the rule for that session. John Quincy Adams, where are you when we need you!

      "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

      by SueDe on Wed Mar 06, 2013 at 02:16:28 PM PST

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