Oh, No, Not -- the FILIBUSTER!!!

Posted: Feb 09, 2010 3:13 PM
Over at The Fix, Chris Cillizza reports that Democrats, from President Obama on down, are prepared to make the Republicans' use of the filibuster a campaign issue in 2010.

Oh, no!  Not that!!!  Please don't throw Republicans in that briar patch!

It's a silly idea for two reasons.  First, for the American people to be angry at Republicans for stopping legislation through the use of the filibuster, they actually have to like the legislation that's being held up.  Sorry, but ObamaCare and "cap 'n tax" don't exactly qualify.

Second, they might want to have a word with their own members -- like Ben Nelson and Joe Lieberman -- who are participating in Republican filibusters or have threatened to do so.

Ultimately, the Dems might want to keep in mind that CNN poll that found most Americans applauding the loss of the Democrat supermajority.  It doesn't exactly line up with an approach that assumes voters will be furious at the thought of the Democrat agenda being held up in certain ways.