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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 05:53 PM

5. I want the filibuster to survive in some form

but it shouldn't take 60 votes just to DEBATE a freakin' bill! If a committed minority wants to slow things down and make an impassioned case against something, fine. But they should have to actually DO it in the light of day on the floor of the Senate. Actually, I kind of thought that, this being a democracy and all, this sort of thing should be how things are supposed to be. The idea that 41 Senators can prevent a bill and/or a nomination from even being DEBATED seems PROFOUNDLY anti-democratic- but maybe that's just me.

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