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  •  minority rule hurts more than it helps (1+ / 0-)
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    shaharazade

    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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      Calamity Jean

      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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