In response to:

What Filibuster ‘Reform’ Is Really About

LonfromPen Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 1:36 PM
So what Amendments were Republicans hoping to pin on all of the appointments that they filibustered? Appointments get an up or down vote when they are voted on. If Edwards was right then we would not have had filibusters of appointments. That suggests he is not right since we had large numbers of them.

As the current Congress wraps up, and in the after-glo of the election, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is proposing to limit the ability of senators to filibuster in the next Congress. Of course, we’ve heard the arguments about Republican “obstructionism” and not allowing measures to come to a vote. Having spent seven years as Senate staff, this is all spin. Reid’s attempt to ”reform” the filibuster is about one thing:  limiting the ability of Republicans of offer amendments that Reid doesn’t want Democrats to have to vote on.

First, let’s remember that the objective of every majority leader is...

Related Tags: Filibuster