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    Ezra Klein makes an interesting point.

    'Though (Republicans) mucked up opportunities to take over the Senate in 2010 and 2012, they have another opportunity in 2014, when Democrats will have 20 seats up for reelection and Republicans will be defending only 13. If the filibuster ends now, there's a real chance that the first party to benefit from a reformed Washington would be the Republicans. That should be a change they can believe in.'
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    The GOP has a chance to retake the Senate in 2014, yeah, that's the ticket. I was just talkin' about that last night with my girlfriend...........Morgan Fairchild, yeah that's the ticket..........
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    Rarely on here has anyone ever convinced me to consider changing my mind. Hat's off to you for giving me something substantive to consider.
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    It's about time to for Filibuster reform. It has become a joke. The GOP filibuster pretty much every thing. Last year minority leader Mitch McConnell even filibustered his own bill. Hopefully the republicans will be part of the process. If not reform it anyway.
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    Am I about the only one getting tired of these career politicians that love to hear their own voice and think that we couldn't possibly get by without their careful leadership??
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    Where does compromise ever come into a filibuster? I don't need to continue paying for senator McDragUrHeels talk about his cat having kittens when the budget needs to be passed.
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    @Republican5001 As soon as Harry Reid becomes the Speaker of the House, the man in charge of the branch of government that actually writes the budget in this country, maybe I will. Until then I'll call Boehner. As soon as Reid sets a record for filibustering maybe I'll call and complain to him about it as well. There is one party taht uses the tactic more than the other. In fact, far far more. It's not even close. Go ahead and blame Reid for it. It's not him doing it. You've got partisan blinders on and won't admit it.
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    @frigginhell that must be more of that democrat compromise you guys talk about.

    The art of leadership is how to say no.
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    Last I knew the filibuster stays you just have to actually filibuster. You have to stand and talk and when you're done the vote happens. This BS of "I don't like it so we can't vote" crap is making the senate worse then it would be anyways.
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    Exactly, they just theaten to filibuster and everything grinds to a halt. Make em actually do it and force adebate of some sort...
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    Let him go ahead and use it!
    Harry Reid has been the most partisan seperatist in recent history. His senate has'nt passed a budget yet,(for 4 years now) and over 450 bill's passed by the house over the past four years are sitting in his office, because of his hatred of republicans in the house.
    I say let these liberals do what they want, and in 4 years we can all start over, just a LOT deeper in debt.
    Hey!,....they won, so just let them proceed with their mandate.
    We'll find out how well it works.
    If it's anything like the last 4 years,......we already know the answer.
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    The filibuster is not cowardice. But it was born in a time when politicians pretended to have ethics, and a sense of propriety. It's useful as a last resort, but they need to go back to the old rules.
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    @harold_lloyd Well since they no longer pretend to have ethics and propriety they should get rid of it. The opinion was written by nixon. It would be a bi-partisan reform, just like the health law written by romney. Now how could they object to that?
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    I voted yes but I know this is not the way to go. But something has to be done to start this non-working Congress to work. The constant filibuster not because you are against the idea, but you are against anything that may be backed by the President.
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    @marine1 - LOL - I wonder how may folks that were saying "vote the boogers out" actually did so. I did. And I lost ever one of 'em. Them that were voted out just had another of the same replace them.
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    Am I the only one asking why Obama and the Democrats claim their failures in Obama's first term after the three and a half months of fillibuster proof congress is due to Republicans' fillibustering, and now they reveal that they had an option like this all along?

    I do not think the filibuster rule should be altered.
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    This proposal tells me that the democrats feel they will control the Senate for many years and they maybe right. Obviously they wouldn't do it if the GOP were close to taking the majority in the senate and vice versa. It isn't about the people, it's about power and having as much as you can get in Washington.
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    he is the archie bunker of washington.
    or a meat head dead from the neck up. other wise he is very stupid.
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    This is a horrible idea. I mean take a moment to step back and consider the consequences such an action would have. If the republicans get back the house, THEY'LL have the power to shove through any legislation they want. This is ridiculous really, I can't believe they don't have the foresight to do something as stupid as this.
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    This needs to be reconsidered, because both sides need to vote this will go down in history as strong arm politics if you ask me. I also fell that these politican should not have more than two terms. These fat cats are rich and they can't see the strain they put on people. They would be more honest about what they vote for and stand by. If they couldn't make a life time career out of being in office and getting nothing done for the people they represent.
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    In an era when EVERYTHING passed is going to spend the next three years in the courts winding up eventually at the doors of the SCOTUS, there is no need for the filibuster. Up or down vote and off to the courts we go. Would save a lot of time for them to more of what they do best. Nothing.
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    It's like he's taking queues directly from our president. "Disregard congress" appears to be the theme of this entire democratic administration. We have a 3 tiered structure of government for a reason of providing legitimate checks and balances. This is out of control and makes me so sad.
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