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  •  MCCONNELL KEEPS TALKING ABOUT COMPROMISE (3+ / 0-)
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    dougymi, glorificus, mbayrob

    Today I read a quote from him saying that filibuster reform would make it difficult to compromise.

    On the 380+ filibusters mounted in Obama's first term, how many of them actually led to a compromise, as opposed to a delay or blockage?

    •  He's bluffing (1+ / 0-)
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      glorificus

      Do you trust Mitch McConnell?  I sure as hell don't.  

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

      by Triscula on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 02:12:05 PM PST

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      •  nope (1+ / 0-)
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        mbayrob

        That is the precise point I am making - if the "old" filibuster has only been used as a "no-vote multiplier" and not as a vehicle for actual debate or compromise, then his threat about a "new" filibuster rule preventing compromise makes no sense.

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