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    Meanwhile, Levin, who also stood in the way of filibuster reform
    The Democrats will never allow the filibuster to be materially "reformed" or eliminated.

    It's too valuable a stage prop at the Kabuki Theater of the Absurd.

    Oh wait.  The Democrats need the filibuster to stop those odious Republicans when the R's are in charge you say?

    -- Bush's Supreme Court Appointments (filibuster anyone?)

    -- Bush's Patriot Act (filibuster anyone?)

    -- Bush's Tax Cut for the Wealthy (filibuster anyone?)

    -- Bush's appointments for Sec of Defense, Attorney General, Sec of Treasury, Sec of State (filibuster anyone?)

    -- Bush's Iraqi War Authorization (filibuster anyone?)

    Oh.  Well, so much for that crucial Filibuster to stop odious Republicans, eh?

    But damn!  It sure works great at stopping progressive / liberal policies, now doesn't it?  Stopping Republicans?  Not so much, eh?

    Why, one could be forgiven for thinking the Filibuster is nothing but a clever ruse used by the parties to keep their base in line while they pursue the same material economic and military policies, on behalf of the 1%.

    Is that an Alarm Clock I hear ringing?

    The excuses for Obama's behavior have long since passed the point of predictability neccessary to qualify as an absurd production of Kabuki Theater.

    by Johnathan Ivan on Wed Jun 12, 2013 at 09:07:53 AM PDT

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