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GOP Promises "Severe" Backlash if Reid Nukes Filibuster Rules

cassedy00 Wrote: Nov 26, 2012 10:44 AM
Aint no filibuster rules in the constitution
Charles SWVA Wrote: Nov 26, 2012 11:18 AM
Doh! How about they make their own rules.
Primus54 from Ohio Wrote: Nov 26, 2012 11:07 AM
There aren't ANY rules for either house of Congress in the Constitution.

So what's your point?

As if Congress needed any more obstacles to resolving the fiscal cliff (and the expiring continuing resolution, and the looming debt limit), a brewing fight over filibuster rules in the Senate threatens to obliterate the upper chamber's traditional comity that has greased the skids of compromise for generations.  We've been covering this particular controversy over recent weeks -- and dating back years, really -- so feel free to brush up on what's at stake and why both sides are digging in their heels.  Cliffs Notes version:  Harry Reid is an obtuse and tyrannical majority leader, whose strong-arm...