how did us presidents from ronald reagan to bill clinton manage to pass legislation when opp's held the houses?
how does chubby chris christie manage in trenton?
hint---you gotta pick issues the public actually LIKES
Democrats stymied on filibuster reform - Manu Raju - POLITICO.comThe first day of the new Congress was supposed to mark the beginning of the end of how the filibuster has been regularly used to kill legislation on the Senate floor.
But Democrats who have been complaining for two years about Republican obstruction are struggling to unite behind a single filibuster reform plan – and several are expressing reservations that they could set a dangerous precedent if Republicans return to the Senate majority after the 2012 elections. Republican leaders — who have been largely quiet in the debate so far — are planning to step up their attacks and portray any proposed changes in Senate rules as a power grab by Democrats.