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    Orinoco

    We saw when the GOP were in the majority that the Democrat caucus was unwilling to use the filibuster and could not remain united enough, so losing the filibuster for any future Republican majority is a totally academic question anyway as its barely used by Democrats.

    What is also more significant is during the Clinton Presidency when Democrats were in the majority in the Senate there were lots of other delaying tactics used which the Republicans quickly did away with under the Senate rules after the 2000 election. Things could be a lot worse today if not for that.

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