Saturday, January 13, 2007

Now that the Democrats have taken control of the Senate, the filibuster is merely a delaying tactic. But in 2005, it was a sacred part of Senate life. Then, they wanted to keep the filibuster (in danger of being eliminated by new Senate rules being written by Republicans) to use against Supreme court nominees. Robert Byrd (D-WV) was quoted as saying, “Country, institution, and next, us.”

In only two years, a filibuster is merely an arcane delaying tactic by the minority.

Nice to see that the party of tolerance and truth is so tolerant, ain't it?

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