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  • Jun 27th, 2013 @ 8:58am

    Re: Filibuster Beside the Point

    Oh darn. My post deadline of 8:55 am Pacific time has passed. Can someone set it back to 8:54 for me?

  • Jun 27th, 2013 @ 8:56am

    Filibuster Beside the Point

    To throw my 2 cents in, I think both filibusters and midnight special sessions are pretty shady tactics, and both sides use them frequently for really important stuff that could really wait another day or two (e.g. Obamacare).

    Placing a deadline at, say, 7 PM rather than midnight would help curb this behavior, as would allowing calling/making votes electronically so protester noise is not an issue.

    That being said, the person who actually altered that date and the person who ordered him/her to do it needs to lose their job. I don't care which party they're in. Obviously it's likely an R in this case, but I'm sure a D or two has done this in other states or at the federal level at some point.