2.15.2005

Filibuster

Shouldn't us liberals (in coalition with we liberals), be against something as antimajoritarian as the filibuster? Wouldn't we have had health care and civil rights sooner in this country if it weren't for the filibuster? Wouldn't we like to have it gone if we ever take over the Senate 52-48?

Just asking. Maybe we could package f.b. reform as part of a Congressional procedure package that would also include an Iowa-style end to gerrymandering. (I guess this would take a Constitutional amendment, but that would both buy time in the short term and lead to a proper reform in the long term.)

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