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  •  Lots of people only believe what they see. (18+ / 0-)

    They can't imagine legislators holding things up, if they don't see it. So, if they don't believe it, they'll have no reason to vote them out of office. People, whose influence doesn't depend on doing things in the dark or the cloakroom, can't imagine that their "honorable" leaders engage in underhanded maneuvers. So, they have to be shown. Most people don't appreciate the effect of FOIA and government in the sunshine requirements. Public officials know it well and go to great lengths to evade the lights. Being under the Klieg lights is no fun.

    We organize governments to provide benefits and prevent abuse.

    by hannah on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 03:41:04 AM PST

    •  as if the media would actually report on this n/t (1+ / 0-)
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      •  I think they would, wu ming. C-Span would for sure (0+ / 0-)

        Being out in the open...WHO is obstructing and WHY they are doing it...would be much more revealing that shutting things off with one whispered threat (as is done now - quick, quiet and dirty).

        It could not possibly be more hampering of senate action than what's now in place.

        And it would be very inconvenient & physically taxing on those who use this maneuver for obstruction.  I believe we'd see much less filibustering if they had to "put up, stand up & show up".

        "Evil is a lack of empathy, a total incapacity to feel with their fellow man." - Capt. Gilbert,Psychiatrist, at the end of Nuremberg trials.

        by 417els on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 02:24:01 AM PST

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