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  •  and when the GOP holds the reins again? (0+ / 0-)
    Do not give the minority the power to prevent the government from acting when majorities in both Congressional chambers, and the president, act on the power created by the Constitution. Loopholes shouldn't be more powerful than our Constitutional democratic republic.
    would that still apply?

    Please don't dominate the rap, Jack, if you got nothin' new to say - Grateful Dead

    by Cedwyn on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 05:04:30 AM PST

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    •  minority rule hurts more than it helps (1+ / 0-)
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      overall, the filibuster is not your friend.

      An ambulance can only go so fast - Neil Young

      by mightymouse on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 06:01:02 AM PST

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      •  Rule changes would remedy this (1+ / 0-)
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        As it stands today, the filibuster does allow for "minority rule". However, the rule changes that the diarist is discussing could eliminate that problem, and would certainly improve the situation significantly.

        "You must be the change you wish to see in the world." -Gandhi

        by Triscula on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 06:32:42 AM PST

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        •  doesn't eliminate the problem (0+ / 0-)

          If the GOP minority talks endlessly, they rule. the problem of minority rule remains.

          The way to end minority rule, dump the filibuster.

          This proposal is, as best as I understand, what the Senate majority can agree on. It doesn't mean it's the best proposal, though.

          An ambulance can only go so fast - Neil Young

          by mightymouse on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 06:36:18 AM PST

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    •  Yes, I am not afraid of majority rule. (0+ / 0-)

      If the nation doesn't like our ideas then I am prepared to accept that. Having elections every now and then is a good remedy for bad legislative decisions.

      Patriot: the person who can holler the loudest without knowing what he is hollering about. Mark Twain

      by Deathtongue on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 10:12:18 PM PST

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