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  •  Bernstein is missing a piece of the puzzle. (4+ / 0-)

    Most of the talking filibuster proposals also include a provision imposing a quorum requirement on the minority, or a provision making a vote on the underlying measure the first order of business when the Senate reconvenes following an adjournment caused by the failure to produce a quorum.

    In other words, the more powerful part of the talking filibuster. That is, the requirement that the minority maintain a minimum presence in the chamber, rather than the majority. That's what'll undo their willingness to filibuster.

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