Originally Posted by donkhater
My understanding is that the prolific use of the filibuster by the GOP was in response to Reid not allowing amendments to bills in by Republicans before they came out of committees. If Reid is shutting them out of the process of creating bills, why shouldn't they filibuster?
Republicans were attempting to put in poison pill amendments to make bills unpassable. Reid oftentimes shut that out.
That's a common tactic by a minority, and a common tactic by a majority.
What was uncommon was how frequently that led to a filibuster.