“They are wrong. the abuse of the fillibuster is a prime example.”
“Frist talks to USA Today and says a showdown on the fillibuster is all but inevitable.”
“The fillibuster is now being abused and has destroyed majority rule.”
“Even if, in the end, only a smaller stimulus could garner the votes of Snowe and Specter to break a fillibuster, Obama could then have blamed high unemployment on Republicans for blocking an adequate stimulus, instead of trying to defend anemic economic growth and continued high unemployment as "progress".”
“Does anyone reallly think that if the Democrats have 58 or 59 votes to break a fillibuster for a bill which includes Reid's public option opt-out, the White House doesn't have the influence to twist arms for those last one or two Blue Dog Democratic votes if it wanted to?”
“Also, to break a fillibuster should take 2/3 majority of the entire senate, not just 3/5 as now.”
“Will DeLay call a fillibuster to debate whether or not Vivica is actually A.”
“If Frist's reason for eliminating the fillibuster is the second one, then it is as Richard Cohen says, cynical, unprincipled, hypocritical, and pretty damn cowardly of him, .”
“Julie, in the senate you must have 60 votes to break a fillibuster.”
“Its a lot easier to pick off dems to break a fillibuster than it is to get one repub to break party lines.”
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