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  •  Wait - 'progressives' are for the filibuster? (3+ / 0-)
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    peace voter, LynneK, BennyToothpick

    When it comes to unconstitutional senate rules like the filibuster, progressives and the president consider them sacrosanct.  It's far more important not to question a rule that lets senators representing 11 percent of Americans block all legislation than it is to pass any of the horrendously bad bills under consideration.  One must uphold the rules, be principled, fight fair with "the other side."  The other side is, of course, one of the two parties, even if both parties are opposing the will of the people.

    Okay, I see that the President and the Democratic leadership seem to worship the filibuster.

    But "progressives"?

    What?  Maybe some.  I don't know, some Democratic elected leaders;  some blog writers, maybe, I dunno.  Others are either not sure of the rules procedures and the degree to which they could be changed on what schedule, etc.

    •  They will be if the GOP takes over in 2012. (0+ / 0-)

      The problem is that people think they need to play "11-dimensional" chess, when what they really need to play is smash-mouth football.

      Must be a gender bias...

      In this age of falseness, only howls of agony ring true.

      by Paul Goodman on Sun Feb 14, 2010 at 07:22:41 AM PST

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