Filibuster reform? That’ll be the day

Sounds great, Harry, but how to you persuade the party that benefits from abuse of the filibuster to surrender this weapon? From Huffington Post:

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) pledged on Wednesday to change the rules of the Senate so that the minority party has fewer tools to obstruct legislative business.

In his first post-election press conference, the Nevada Democrat said he wouldn’t go so far as to eliminate the filibuster, which requires 60 votes for the chamber to enter and exit the amendment and debate process. But in remarks meant to preview a more combative approach during the next session, he warned Republicans that obstructionism as a tactic won’t be tolerated — or as technically feasible…

Further down in the story:

…Even with Democrats set to control the Senate — indeed, even set to expand their current majority — the avenues for Reid to pursue rules reform aren’t entirely clear…

2 Responses to Filibuster reform? That’ll be the day

  1. Ron November 8, 2012 at 5:46 pm #

    Unfortunate, but true. Evil never dies, it just moves to a new host. Watch for Corporate bribes en masse flowing to the Democrats this coming session.

  2. lless November 8, 2012 at 6:54 pm #

    Be careful what you wish for because Social Security and Medicare are in the hands of millionaires now and the Progressive firewall might be the fillibuster.

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