Common sense might prevail in the filibuster

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    Not perfect, but a lot better than what happens now.

    Gulp. I Agree With the Democrats on Filibuster Reform - By Daniel Foster - The Corner - National Review Online

    The Plum Line - Here it is: The filibuster reform package!
     
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    I agree with all of them.


    But there must be something fishy going on, with the proposal, a little hook in the shiny package that we haven't heard about. I just don't trust them an angstrom unit.
     
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    Common sense might prevail in the filibuster


    don't hold your breath.
     
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    Why is the destruction of institutions in this country referred to as "reform?"
     
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    I disagree with any and all attempts to end the filibuster. These fuckwads are dangerous. They pass thousands of useless laws every year, most of which they've never even read! If anything we should make it easier to filibuster, not harder.

    My suggestion for a new rule: To show that it’s serious, any new bill must be presented along with a member of Congress’s Finger. Stop wasting our fucking time with stupid new laws.

    Here's another - Any bill can be blocked by a challenge to a riddle contest.
     
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    I have never seen a politician give up power willingly (well, maybe Carter :razz: ) unless there was a payoff for them later on.
     
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    Who gets to decide what is Germane?
     
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    Restore the Fillibuster to where the Constitution says it should be.
     
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    Works for me

    You can still filibuster major legislation you object to but it makes it less convenient to filibuster the routine shit
     

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