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  •  Make them give a reason (0+ / 0-)

    for the objection. Right now it seems like you can object 'just because'.

    `I, Senator XXX, intend to object to proceeding to XXX, dated XXX.'.

    Make them go on record as to why they object. They must have some reason right? The reality is, as you say, that it is just a statement of intent to filibuster, but they must have a reason for that too.

    `I, Senator XXX, intend to object to proceeding to XXX, dated XXX., because (reason'.

    Four out five sock puppets agree

    by se portland on Mon Aug 23, 2010 at 06:49:14 AM PDT

    •  Reason doesn't really play into consent. (2+ / 0-)
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      se portland, ParkRanger

      The question being asked is whether Senators will unanimously give their consent. There's no room for asking what the reason is, or judging whether it's good or bad.

      You either consent or you don't.

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