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  •  Disagree. Merkeley's proposeal would work fine (3+ / 0-)
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    dzog, rainmanjr, pelagicray

    They haven't paid much price because the filibuster is completely invisible right now. That would change if they did have to actually speak continuously. And Merkeley would require that larger numbers of senators actually be participating. Sure, C-span gets low viewership, but the video would play on every newscast in America and the sillier stuff would get internet play. It would get attention in part because it's an easy story, has good video to show, and would also be useful in campaign ads (because of how ridiculous a real filibuster ends up being when they have to talk that long).

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