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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 was speaking of the Senate not the Filibuster (0+ / 0-)

    See how the letters in the two words are different? The Senate exists because the influential men of the day wanted their own veto over "crazy" legislation that a unicameral body might pass.

    The filibuster itself is but a footnote to that story.

    •  "a footnote" (0+ / 0-)

      Yeh, that's what it was SUPPOSED to be, not the paralyzing, majority thwarting Frankenstein the Republicans turned it into. And everyday we grow less respectful of our political institutions - collateral damage.

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