23 July 2007

The GOP and Filibusters

The Republicans have been much more ruthless about filibustering than Democrats. Also, historically, liberal legislation has fallen more often than conservative legislation to the filibuster's bite.

The current balance in the U.S. Supreme Court and United States Courts of Appeal indicates how ineffectually Democrats have used the filibuster to stop conservative judges.

Given that Democrats are often unwilling to press their advantage with filibusters, why shouldn't we go nuclear and prevent the Republicans from ruthlessly pressing their advantage?

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