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It Begins: Reid Proposes Changing Filibuster Rules

anne343 Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 5:11 AM
..... Budgets only require a simple majority to pass. Democrats have held a simple majority in the Senate for six years. They haven't even attempted to pass a budget for the last three. The purpose, again, was to avoid putting their own unpopular ideas on paper, thus liberating them to simply criticize the other side's solutions.....Democrats want the luxury of passing their socialist policies with the complicity of Republicans. They want/expect 10 or more Republicans to sacrifice themselves on the altar of transformation, so that fellow Democrats won't have to go on record voting for unpopular measures!

No one should be the least bit surprised; Reid's been talking about this for awhile, and even moved unilaterally to alter long-standing Senate rules to shield his members from difficult votes last year (mission accomplished).  Filibuster "reform:" Coming soon to a Senate near you?

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Wednesday that he will try to push through a change to Senate rules that would limit the GOP’s ability to filibuster bills. Speaking in the wake of Tuesday’s election, which boosted Senate Democrats’ numbers slightly, Mr. Reid said he won’t end...