Thread: General Politics Filibuster Reform Is Upon Us
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:15 AM   #38
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Originally Posted by Direckshun View Post
I agree the filibuster is a positive influence on government.

Remember Wisconsin's union-busting law? They don't have filibusters in a lot of state legislatures, so the minority's last-ditch move is to leave the state and hide out to prevent a quorum from being met.

If you tossed out the filibuster, instead of Republican filibusters, Republicans could hop on a ship and sail to international waters to avoid quorum.

The filibuster is decidedly less insane.

Which is why nobody's suggesting removing it.
There would be a huge political price to be paid for doing that. Obviously a senator from Utah or Alabama could do whatever, but from a competitive state, I can imagine the campaign commercials now about lazy, do-nothing Senator Smith who cant be bothered to go to work and do the job you elected him to do.
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