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View Diary: The Filibuster is Not a Check or Balance (47 comments)

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  •  I thought Amy Klobucher made a good point (4+ / 0-)

    Even forcing Senators to stand on their hind legs and talk would cut it off.  I remember hearing Byrd filibuster against financing Bush's War ( I was too young to remember the Civil Rights filibuster, when he wasn't on the side of the angels.)  I was amazed at the way he reached for one of a Senator's strongest weapons--the ability to bore at great, great length.  It took stamina and skill.  We'd see how many of these right wing Senators really wanted to do it. That plus the end of secret holds would do a lot.

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