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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Friday, January 11, 2013

Filibuster Reform

Are the GOP Senators stupid?  Their threats to filibuster Jack Lew, Chuck Hagel and whomever Obama nominates for Labor pretty much forces Reid's hand to embrace filibuster reform.

Reid had been trying to come to some sort of BS gentleman's agreement with the Old Age Mutant Ninja Turtle (R-KY) over restricting the filibuster, rather than go with the "constitutional" or "nuclear" option of changing the rules with a majority vote.

The question is: are the GOP Senate obstructions threatening to filibuster these guys because they secretly WANT filibuster reform for when they regain the majority?  Or because they are just colossal pricks who can't help themselves?

I have to say, I'm leaning towards (B).

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