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  •  All it takes is 28 Democratic Senators. (3+ / 0-)
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    The filibuster is a rule adopted by the Senate majority at the start of each session.

    All it takes is 28 patriotic Democratic Senators to kill the filibuster. I don't hear any of them trying to organize it or Harry Reid, his last term in Congress, trying to organize it to have at least two years as an effective, Constitutional Senate leader.

    •  I do hear them. (0+ / 0-)

      Several of them, in fact.

      •  Cries and whispers. (0+ / 0-)

        Whispers in the hallways I guess, nothing that makes any impact, few voices, no loud voices, none from leadership like Reid, Durbin or Schumer or even Obama, all of whom are content to let the GOP "walk them like a dog" as Ed Schultz so aptly put it. And to walk them right out of office in 2012 for not learning the lesson of 2010 and letting the GOP minority run the show...again.

        •  doofus, there is lots of talk. Tonight on PBS, (0+ / 0-)

          Tom Udall (D-NM) spoke at length about it and how it was used. He talked about the Constitutional issue, (it is not in it, so maybe we could get Ron Paul) and how it blocks getting anything done.

          A number of Senators have signed a letter in support of getting rid of it. Obama has spoken out about it several times.

          You sound like the anti evolutionists: I haven't heard of evidence so there is no evidence.

          I'm asking you to believe. Not in my ability to bring about real change in Washington ... I'm asking you to believe in yours. Barack Obama

          by samddobermann on Sat Nov 06, 2010 at 12:24:25 AM PDT

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