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  •  The first 9 bars (1+ / 0-)
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    representing 1963-1981 were Democratically controlled Senates (and, ostensibly GOP filibusters, although many of the early ones on civil rights were actually Dem filibusters).  

    The next 3 starting with the 27 represent 1981-1987 and were GOP-held Senates.  

    The next 4 starting with the 43 represent 1987-1995 and were Dem-held Senates.

    The next 3 starting with the 48 represent 1995-2001 and were GOP-held Senates.

    The following bar, the second 58, is the bizarre 2001-2003 session, which began with the GOP controlling a 50-50 chamber and ended with the Dems controlling it 51-49 following the Jeffords defection.

    The next 2, the 49 and the 52, were the last two GOP Senates (2003-2007).

    Support those who burn the flag and wrap themselves in the Constitution; not those who wrap themselves in the flag and burn the Constitution. -8.25, -6.51

    by Superribbie on Mon Jul 23, 2007 at 11:30:29 AM PDT

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    •  Superribbie to the rescue! (0+ / 0-)

      "Parlimentary inquiry Mr. Speaker... does whining come out of my time?"

      by Andrew C White on Mon Jul 23, 2007 at 02:39:45 PM PDT

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      .. the first uptick was presumably by Republicans against Democrats during the Nixon/Vietnam/Watergate days.

      ... the second uptick was the 43 that occurred when Senate control returned to Democrats following a brief period of Republican control.

      ... the third uptick was presumably Democrats fighting the Republican abuses in the last years of the Clinton era.

      Which then falls slightly during the last democratic minority when it was the ojnly tool available to democrats to fight the abuses of the Frist/Bush era in the Senate... an era that saw Frist threaten the so-called Nukulur option to remove the last protection the minority had.

      Which brings us to now with Republicans back in the minority and an apparent explosion of obstructionist tactics on their part.

      The numbers don't lie.

      The Republicans are obstructionists bent on having their own way and the growing lack of ability for the Senate to accomplish anything over the last few decades can be traced directly to a growing and more virulent obstructionism on the part of Republicans.

      "Parlimentary inquiry Mr. Speaker... does whining come out of my time?"

      by Andrew C White on Mon Jul 23, 2007 at 02:50:03 PM PDT

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