Since 2006, the number of cloture motions filed has exploded, from 68 just four years ago to at least 132 motions in the 111th Congress, according to Senate statistics.<quoted text>
Just wondering how many filibusters were successful in the 111th Congress and on what bills? Do you know? My guess is that maybe none eliminated any bills of importance to Obama's agenda and only a handful caused bills to be altered and probably not that much. this brings us back to ineffective leadership.
While the 111th Congress has been marked by more than 100 loosely described “filibusters,” in reality the mere threat of a filibuster has forced many measures to achieve 60-vote “super majority” support.