360 Senate filibusters by the GOP since 2007 (gasp)

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    Since 2007, Democrats have been forced to try to break Republican filibusters 360 times — by far the highest rate in Congressional history. Ending them requires Democrats to get over a 60-vote hurdle. If Mr. Reid helped enact the proposal of the two senators, he would instantly make Congress more efficient and more democratic.

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    Remember, Democrats always have a couple of Blue Dog conservatives that vote Republican. Why they aren't Republican? I don't know.

    So when Republicans say Democrats had "total control" of the government, the facts make you wonder if they understand what their leaders are doing? Or are they stupid? I suspect it's one or the other.
     
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