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  •  Just bring back the real filibuster. (1+ / 0-)
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    Y'know, the one where you've gotta keep somone up there, speaking.  I'm cool with a filibuster if it's sort of a Trial of Endurance -- as it used to be.  That's expressly uncomfortable to do and would self-limit itself -- not to mention, getting the filibusterer bathroom breaks has to be carefully orchestrated.

    The 'new' filibuster is just a straigh-up vote where no one has to go up and make a jackass out of themselves while trying not to wet their pants.   There's no reason -not- to use it whenever you want to .

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