Obama wants to do away with the filibuster?

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    Is that what he was actually suggesting on The Daily Show when Jon Stewart was interviewing him?
     
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    As a lover of the Constitution, I would love to see where it specifies a fillibuster

    I don't think we should allow practices that aren't mandated in the Constitution

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    if this is true (havne't watched the interview yet) it certainly comes at an interesting time
     
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    When listening to Obama talk about this, I felt a great sense of horror at the logic he was using. Limiting the power of the legislature and transfering that power to the executive is what dictatorships are made of.
     
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    Yes! He wants to do away with the one thing that has held back complete government control.
    Never mind that dems used this also including Obama when he was in the senate.
     
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    It is mandated, sort of. The doc spells out that the house and senate must draft their own rules.

    That aside the fillibuster is stupid. It should be banned by whatever means possible.

    On the other hand I have become so politically cynical that I would approve of replacing the senate with a roulette wheel.
     
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    Yep. It was an excellent Daily Show.

    Jesus H, it's not like the idea is new? The pseudo-cons floated the idea around just a few years ago. Furthermore, I think banning it would would be alright as long as the ban doesn't start until after the 2013!
     
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    He may want to but it's not going to happen. He doesn't own Congress anymore. He's a little slow on the uptake i guess. Their Super Majority is long gone.
     
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    If they don't do away with it, at least make 'em freaking DO IT. Make them stand up there, night and day, and read from the damn dictionary or something. The way it is now, they can say "I filibuster" and then go down to Barfy's Bar and Grill to smoke cigarettes and drink Rob Roy's. (simplified version)
     
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    Of course he wants it gone.

    Politicains love all laws that don't get in thier way of grabbing power.

    Keep in mind the super majority is dust, and the next super majority could be conservative.

    Carefull what you wish for, or you just might get it.
     

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