“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman
Of course not, because the Dems used the same stupid rules during Bush and so on.You don't that think the politcal party invloved makes any difference do you?
The only person who has any kind of veto in Government should be the President.. not a single or two senators in the Senate, and that is exactly what is happening now. Certain GOP Senators have time and time again filibustered or threatened to do so, and stopped nominations for posts to actual legislation to go through.
You live in a Republic where the individual Senator often has more power than the whole freaking Congress.... is that right?
That is democracy. And the GOP has a stop gap in the House.. so what is the problem?Obviously all bills/appointments should simply be rubber stamped if one party gets a one seat advantage - that is the "correct" solution is it not?
One can flip it the other way and say.. is it fair that 59 out of 100 Senators agree, but because they cant get 60 votes to allow a vote on the issue, then the bill dies?
And in the case of nominations you can have 99 senators agreeing and 1 being a pissy moron to hold up critical appointments to government jobs... brilliant system!... NOT!
No it aint, but that is again not what is happening. Even with the filibuster and unlimited holds on nominations and bills, they still are not reading the bills.. BOTH sides do this.Floor debate and actually reading bills is a silly waste of time, an efficient gov't simply passes everything proposed by the majority party.
No, the filibuster should stay, but it should require that the Senators actually do the filibustering on the floor .. hour after hour.
The filibuster needs to stay. If nothing else, it prevents the Senate from quietly passing many objectionable bills and creates public attention to whatever is being filibustered. It also slows down the increasingly erratic and authoritarian activities that Congress has been exhibiting in recent years, which cannot be a bad thing.
I never did like the filibuster rule, any variation of it, and I'd be glad to see it go. Republicans who speak out against ending it just better not have been around during the Bush years when republicans were screaming for an end to the filibuster rule themselves.
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