Let's get rid of the racist-tainted filibuster

Republicans are apt to bluster

About the need to filibuster.

An antebellum knavery

Of Southerners defending slavery.

Post-Reconstruction, apropos

For those who would protect Jim Crow.

It isn’t in the Constitution;

So why oppose its dissolution?

Republicans may try to muster

Support to keep the filibuster.

But Democrats should seize the day.

It’s time to make it go away.

filibuster - Despres, Schwartz and Geoghegan, Ltd.

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  • This is well reasoned, as always. The whole question makes me want to watch perhaps the most famous filibuster, James Stewart in "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington."

  • In reply to Margaret H. Laing:

    Your last sentence points out that this isn't even a filibuster. Reportedly, it took 60 votes just to procede to a debate. They should have made Hawley stand up there to read the phone book (if such still exists) 24 hours straight until he drops. But so long as Manchin is happy with the status quo, nothing is going to happen.

  • In reply to jack:

    And Arizona's Kyrsten Sinema.

  • In reply to jnorto:

    Yep. The Republicans killed the filibuster on Justices with a point of order and a more than 50 vote to change the rules, but that isn't going to work with a 48 to 52 vote.

    On the other hand, McConnell is doing a poopy in his diaper over using reconciliation. IIRC, the Ohio River is entirely in Kentucky. The I-65 bridge is now a toll road. The I-71/75 bridge is supposedly in this infrastructure plan; maybe Mitch wants a toll on it, too.

  • In reply to jack:

    McConnell stated the governing philosophy of the current Republican Party on May 5: "One-hundred percent of our focus is on stopping this new administration." The politics of gridlock will control the legislative process as long as the Democrats allow it.

  • In reply to jnorto:

    ...and I thought 97% of their philosophy was venerating the turd about whom Bob Abrams is angry.

    As I indicated above, then Mitch doesn't get his bridge.

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