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  •  Well, they haven't yet (1+ / 0-)
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    mightymouse

    It is about the only form of obstruction they did not indulge in during the 111th and 112th Congress. They had two opportunities to do so. So perhaps there is something about that specific tactic that carries too much blowback even for Republicans?

    I am just responding to an observation made by andgarden, that we might want to keep the filibuster in our quiver for the day we need to filibuster a SCOTUS appointee. But if that tool has never been used before, is it really effective? Is that really a reason to preserve the filibuster?

    •  there is no good reason to retain the FB (1+ / 0-)
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      Quicklund

      so I'm with you there.

      Dems don't use it much. The GOP uses it all the time.

      I'm certain the GOP would use it to block an SC nominee if they had to.

      An ambulance can only go so fast - Neil Young

      by mightymouse on Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 09:52:08 AM PST

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