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  •  It made news due to its rarity. (0+ / 0-)

    If they started actively doing talking filibusters all the time, they'd disappear from the news pretty quickly.

    And after a week or two of spirited "principled filibustering" Senators would figure out that every hour reading grandma's recipes for peach cobbler or reading volumes A-C of the 1964 edition of Encyclopedia Brittanica on the Senate floor is an hour that they're not rubbing elbows with big donors or getting stroked by lobbyists, and you'd see those filibusters dry right up except for really, truly major issues.  Which is how it should be.

    •  Oh, and (0+ / 0-)

      I have no problem with the idiots making the news with filibusters, because then it might actually expose their ideas and tactics to the light of day with the American Public.

      A little more sunshine on what passes for current Republican ideology would just be another nail in their obstructionist coffin.

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