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  •  We need a filibuster (3+ / 0-)
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    Marie, Major Tom, dharmafarmer

    so that, instead of being able to pass large numbers of extremely beneficial progressive laws, we can insure that at some unspecified time in the future, it might be the case that mean, bad Republicans might do something horrible like invoke democratic rule themselves.

    Yup, that's a winner.

    Especially because we can insure no such thing.  There is no way we can insure that Republicans won't change the Senate rules to eliminate the ability of Democrats to be obstructionist if and when they have another chance at it.

    Your argument completely fails on multiple grounds.

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