Can the Senate Be Saved?

Can the Senate Be Saved?

There are 5 comments on the www.newyorker.com story from Nov 23, 2012, titled Can the Senate Be Saved?. In it, www.newyorker.com reports that:

The most important action the Senate takes in January may not involve any legislation at all. Early next year, when the latest group of senators convene for the first time, the “world’s greatest deliberative body” may finally do something worthy of its nickname: reform the filibuster.

The filibuster long ago shed its association with the principled stand of dedicated outsiders; Mr. Smith left Washington decades ago. Rather, the opposition parties of the past couple of decades—and especially the Republicans in the Obama era—have transformed the filibuster from a weapon deployed in extraordinary circumstances into a routine part of Senate business

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Crayz ox3thongy

Nha Trang, Vietnam

#1 Nov 23, 2012
dr. Bill_mr! dat is a E. Pluribus Unum SEAL!! butt U can earmarkin this one!!!Seal-crazy+lyric$ frum U-tubee;)
Crayz ox3thongy

Nha Trang, Vietnam

#2 Nov 23, 2012
Dr. Bill_mr! must see this tube n music!!

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#3 Nov 24, 2012
The only way to save the Senate is to fire Harry Reid.

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#4 Nov 24, 2012
Crayz ox3thongy wrote:
Dr. Bill_mr! must see this tube n music!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =_O-dkzrUtvcXX
Not me!
radiofreeamerica

Tampa, FL

#5 Nov 24, 2012
The democrats wont even get a majority of its own people to vote to change the filibuster rule.What happens when they become the minority in the Senate?You think they want to lose the only power a minority(of at least 40)has?Of course not.Gun nut Harry Reid is off his rocker.

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