Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Harry Reid Threatens to Deceive

Finally, it seemed like filibuster reform might happen in the Senate, until Harry Reid lost his nerve and compromised on a Republican offer to allow up-or-down majority votes on a few of President Obama's executive-branch nominees (see here). Opportunity lost, not so much for the Democrats, but for Americans. Between rising filibuster abuse in the Senate and gerrymandered districts in the House, it's no wonder that Congress barely functions anymore.

And for those who might think that increasing abuse of the filibuster is a myth, take a look at this:

1 comment:

  1. Great post Dan. Indeed, this is yet another factor contributing to ineffectivess of our elected officials.


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