Thursday, November 06, 2014
Thought of the Day
Harry Reid Should Kill the Filibuster, for Real This Time. Democrats have all the leverage. Why won’t they use it?New Republic, November 21, 2013: Stupid filibuster!
"And that’s where the hypocrisy comes in: Senate Democrats began judicial filibusters in 2003, when they were in the minority and a Republican was in the White House; they ended the practice when Republicans were in the minority and a Democrat was in the White House. If there’s going to be a rule, it’s got to apply equally—few “meta-rules” are more basic than that."