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View Diary: Harry Reid to Politico: 'Get a brain, OK?' (95 comments)

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  •  The funny thing is... (1+ / 0-)
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    twocrows1023

    ...the supermajority requirement to close debate is not per se a bad thing.  Robert's Rules, the procedure with which I am most familiar, has a 2/3 requirement to call the question BUT the previous question is automatically ordered if nobody is speaking or seeking recognition and comments must be germane.  If someone really wants to speak passionately on a topic for awhile, let him, but motions to proceed should not be subject to this.

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