“Back in the Dark Ages, the R Senators threatened to use the ‘Atomic option’ or something like that to prevent filibusters from the Ds. I think they threatened to change the rules.”
“The avoidance of “real” filibusters is a bipartisan problem.”
“Republicans under Bush actually got a bunch of Democrats to vote for those cuts most times; and many of the rest of the Democrats would have refused to sustain filibusters to block Republican tax cuts under Bush.”
“Brown promised throughout his campaign that he will be the "41st vote" against healthcare, which means that Senate Republicans can now sustain filibusters against any and all attempts to achieve final passage of a House-Senate compromise version.”
“Four filibusters from the party of hell no! •The Climate Change Bill — While the Republican leadership claimed they were objecting to limiting the debate, their claim is dubious since they supposedly wanted the bill to be debated for weeks, knowing that the Democratic leadership needed floor time for other business as well.”
“The origin seems to be that a person who filibusters is plundering the time and focus of a deliberative body, like a legislature.”
“Crunchy Frog: More offensive than filibusters is the ability of a single Senator to put holds on nominations.”
“More offensive than filibusters is the ability of a single Senator to put holds on nominations.”
“Plus, all the talk of Republican filibusters is a stinky red herring.”
“If stopping filibusters is the “nuclear option” I cannot imagine what one should call packing the court (dictatorship?).”
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