i don't support this. that being said, i completely understand why they did it. Republican filibusters against Obama nominees account for half of the 168 filibusters of nominees since 1917. it's simply ridiculous. the shoe will be on the other foot someday, though, and possibly even someday soon. poor strategy for the dems.Senate approves nuclear option
However, in this day and age when every vote, debate, and fart is broadcast live on TV, and replayed numerous times for political ads, getting a "filibuster" vote is politically useful. That is the reason for the dramatic increase, its all political theater.
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Yes they do and yes they did.
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