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  •  Not only that (5+ / 0-)

    But they're hidden. Stuff goes nowhere, and the public has no clue who's stopping it.

    A talking filibuster makes it clear who is stopping it, and often why. It might be a really valid point, and one most people agree with, but they'll only know if somebody is on the floor talking.

    This back room silent crap has got to go.

    •  I'm thinking the one done in Texas (0+ / 0-)

      Made the threat of forcing them to do a real filibuster, with all the attention that will paid to it while they try to justify what they are doing, something for the right wingers to think about.

      After all, if they are expected to actually get up there and explain themselves, people might actually start listening.

      I mean everyone, not just wonky people. It could turn into a reality show that is real - one where people really want a vote because it affects them.

      Women create the entire labor force. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sympathy is the strongest instinct in human nature. - Charles Darwin

      by splashy on Fri Jul 19, 2013 at 10:19:15 PM PDT

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