Monday, May 02, 2005

The Future of the Filibuster

The filibuster is eventually dead. Of that, there should be no doubt. Democrats revised the rule several times when it suited their political needs. Does anyone doubt that they will do so again if they retake the majority in the Senate?

This entire debate has shown everyone that the filibuster is simply a rule put in place by a majority vote. The folks at Moveon, Kos, and the Democratic Underground who now dominate the Democratic Party will not tolerate it, if the filibuster were ever allowed to defeat part of their pet legislation.

Bottom Line? GOP senators who are concerned about preserving the tradition of the filibuster are being extremely foolish. They won't have access to it when they return to the minority.


Blogger Ol' BC said...

The Democrats memory is quite short. I blogged briefly on the filibuster a while back. Why don't they have to hold the floor and actually talk like they did when the filibuster came into being? TOO MUCH EFFORT REQUIRED.
Todays filibuster is nothing like we studied when I took Civics. If they had to do a real filibuster the nation could see how truly ridiculous they are via C-span, etc.

12:45 PM, May 03, 2005  
Blogger Bachbone said...

A few may be concerned about the "tradition," but most are merely spineless.

9:15 PM, May 03, 2005  

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