Thread: General Politics Filibuster Reform Is Upon Us
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:08 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by Direckshun View Post
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.
Why would they need a poison pill to block legislation when they could use the filibuster? That makes no sense.

Do you refer to amendments you don't like as poison pills?
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