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View Diary: Warren: It's Democrats' duty to change the filibuster rules (65 comments)

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  •  If the Senate is a problem (1+ / 0-)
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    Because of the unrepresentative nature of having two Senators per state no matter their population and the existence of a filibuster, the House is an improvement on both features.

    If someone hypothetically wanted to simply abolish the Senate because they believe it to be an undemocratic institution, that would leave putting the House in charge of confirming nominations, if you wanted the legislative branch to retain that function.  (And I am aware I am ignoring the scenario where you replace the Senate with a new, more proportional body.)

    •  Oh. I see what you're saying. (1+ / 0-)
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      I was merely observing that the Republicans don't need the handicap the filibuster provides to play an up or down game.

      Far be it from me to dream of tampering with the Senate structurally. As far as I'm concerned, the entire constitution is an obsolete, entrenched disaster for the 21st century -- where it is finally fulfilling the slave-owner bias under which it was written.

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