Filibuster

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    Hi All,

    Why don't we no longer see genuine filibusters in the Senate?

    As I see it, the threat of a filibuster would not necessarily lead to a filibuster but the Senate never gets past the threat before moving on to other business!

    Thanks in advance,
    Bob
     
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    I would like see them come back where a case had to actually be made for obstruction rather than the routine unexplained foregone conclusion it has become.
     
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    I would too! But there has to be some history how they went from real filibustering to where they are now?

    Bob
     
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    I would very much like to know the story behind "pseudo" filibusters. Is there someplace else on this forum where I should be posting these questions.

    Thanks,
    Bob
     

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