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Political Book Summaries, Reviews and Opinions

End the fillibuster?


Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) is asking his Senate colleagues to join his effort to effectively take away the minority party’s power to filibuster legislation.

Well, I’m split on this. So, with no ado, here are my random thoughts.
1. The Democrats would be crying foul if roles were reveresed.
2. Barney Frank is right about the filibuster not being made by god. More importantly, it is not in the constitution. So I’m ok with it being gone.
3. They won 59 seats. They should be able to pass the bills they want. Then, if the bills are bad, and we vote them out, 52 republican senators should be able to fix them.
4. Congress is broken. We all know it.
5. This seems cheesy, the dems used the fillibuster a lot too.
6. I hate both parties. They’re all assholes.

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