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View Diary: Four reasons to feel proud of, and excited by, the filibuster reform fight (274 comments)

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  •  I did not say the FILLIBUSTER was designed... (0+ / 0-)

    I said the SENATE was designed for dysfunction. I know the filibuster rule is not in the Constitution.

    •  Oh, well I'd say dysfunction, just slower function (0+ / 0-)

      and more rural, and originally completely the creature of the property and political elites (pre-17th Amendment).

      W/o the filibuster, the Senate would function exactly as ntended: as the cooling pot but not the pot where things go to die.

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