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  •  Not sure about a point (0+ / 0-)

    However, it must be admitted that the current reforms being discussed, making the filibuster real and reducing opportunities for obstruction on nominations, would not have altered the outcome of any of the major legislative fights of 2009-2010.

    On first glance, yes, unless you take into account the way a talking filibuster can affect public opinion.  The debate over the Civil Rights Act forced opponents to look ridiculous.

    Politics is the entertainment branch of industry. -Frank Zappa

    by TheGrandWazoo on Fri Dec 31, 2010 at 02:25:30 AM PST

    •  Talking filibuster? - nope. Not today. (0+ / 0-)

      "The debate over the Civil Rights Act forced opponents to look ridiculous."

      That was back when congresscritters had SOME shame - and when the people paid SOME attention to publicity other than simplistic lies.

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