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Thu Mar 4, 2021, 10:48 PM

Hope re the filibuster!

If you didn't see the segment on Lawrence O.'s The Last Word with Norm Ornstein, be sure to see it on re-run. He describes the way around the choke-hold we're in re the filibuster, AND it gives a nod to Manchin and Sinema so that they don't have to go against their promises to their voters to preserve it.

I went to bed so depressed last night that we are so screwed without passing HR1, and that it won't be possible to pass it in the Senate, but Ornstein's plan lifts us out of that hole, and I have hope tonight!

Ornstein's plan would revive the original intent and process of the filibuster and shift the burden of executing it once again to the minority, rather than letting them not even have to lift a finger to stop legislation. Sorry that I can't explain it in more detail but here's Ornstein's article in the WAPO.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2021/03/02/manchin-filibuster-never-sinema/

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Reply Hope re the filibuster! (Original post)
Sogo Mar 2021 OP
tirebiter Mar 2021 #1
Sogo Mar 2021 #2
Hamlette Mar 2021 #14
SharonClark Mar 2021 #3
Sogo Mar 2021 #4
SergeStorms Mar 2021 #11
cilla4progress Mar 2021 #8
Thekaspervote Mar 2021 #5
Sogo Mar 2021 #6
C Moon Mar 2021 #12
blueinredohio Mar 2021 #7
myohmy2 Mar 2021 #9
msfiddlestix Mar 2021 #10
aeromanKC Mar 2021 #13

Response to Sogo (Original post)

Thu Mar 4, 2021, 10:51 PM

1. I don't have a WAPO sub

Could you give a summation, please?

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Response to tirebiter (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 4, 2021, 10:53 PM

2. I don't either,

and it doesn't have a pay wall when I click on it. Did you try clicking on it?

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Response to tirebiter (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 5, 2021, 01:24 AM

14. washPost gives free access if you have a government or education email addy

even state or local government.

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Response to Sogo (Original post)

Thu Mar 4, 2021, 10:54 PM

3. Did Manchin and Sinema promise to keep the

filibuster to their voters? THAT is what they promised to do if elected? What a ridiculous thing to promise when there are so many problems that need to be addressed that would help their voters.

There are too many small thinking people in
Congress.

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Response to SharonClark (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 4, 2021, 10:55 PM

4. That's the way Manchin was portrayed tonight.

I believe by Rachel....

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Response to Sogo (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 5, 2021, 12:50 AM

11. I still doubt if he'll budge though.

He seems quite adamant about keeping it as is. It sure would be nice though. If Schumer and a few others could persuade Sinema and Manchin to relent, and change a few things about the filibuster, the country would be far better off for it.

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Response to SharonClark (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 4, 2021, 11:43 PM

8. I know,

right.

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Response to Sogo (Original post)

Thu Mar 4, 2021, 11:00 PM

5. Thx for posting! Very hopeful

Need a good nights rest...driving 120 mi tomorrow one way to get my first covid shot

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Response to Thekaspervote (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 4, 2021, 11:02 PM

6. Excellent.

Glad you're getting the vaccine!

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Response to Thekaspervote (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 5, 2021, 01:06 AM

12. Huh? That's insane! Good luck tomorrow!

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Response to Sogo (Original post)

Thu Mar 4, 2021, 11:04 PM

7. Why don't democrats just change the way things are done?

Republicans do it when they're charge. When it suits them.

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Response to Sogo (Original post)

Thu Mar 4, 2021, 11:58 PM

9. sounds good...

...let's do it...

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Response to Sogo (Original post)

Fri Mar 5, 2021, 12:05 AM

10. We're on the exact same page/wave length

I've been feeling the same way... Ornstein's suggestion gives optimism if Schumer takes it on.

What does he have to lose?

Honestly, why didn't he think of it himself?

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Response to Sogo (Original post)

Fri Mar 5, 2021, 01:23 AM

13. Mr. Smith returns to Washington!!

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