What ever happened to the filibuster?
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Mike A Mainello - 9/23/2007
The senators (both sides) don't have the toughness to conduct a real one.
Good luck on seeing one though.
Melvin Small - 9/22/2007
I was not discussing the role of the filibuster in protecting the rights of the minority. I just wanted to see a real one.
Mike A Mainello - 9/22/2007
Mr. Small, I remember when the roles were reversed and the republicans discussed this very issue the media came to the democrats rescue claiming the republicans were trying to squash debate and discussion.
Do you think the dems would receive the same coverage? I doubt it.
Also here is an article from the Harvard Crimson discussing the importance and moderating effect of the filibuster. Now the article was written with the thought that the republicans could achieve a 60 or more senate majority in 2006. I wonder if they still feel the same way now that the dems have the majority?
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