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  •  Ditch the Filibuster (0+ / 0-)

    It may come back to bite us in the ass, but the current situation of near-total gridlock is far worse.  The filibuster was never meant for today's hyperpartisan political environment.  Furthermore, long-term demographic trends favor the Democrats.  This will be even more true if Democrats are actually allowed to govern and pass the sort of legislation they want. Specifically, the kind that isn't a watered-down-compromise to win over the most conservative caucus members cough Ben Nelson cough (it's no wonder the public option died when every single Democratic senator had an effective veto).  

    With the filibuster gone at least voters will have a chance to vote the majority out based on what it did, not on what it failed to do because the minority party blocked them.

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