The Rise of the Filibuster

In: Politics Source: Washington Post

15 May 2012

To understand this chart you have to be quite the congressional procedure wonk. I think they should at least have to go back to having to talk the whole time. While standing on one foot. In uncomfortable shoes. With their mom watching.

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3 Responses to The Rise of the Filibuster

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Scott from Ohio

May 16th, 2012 at 3:14 am

Considering the kinds of things Congress has been up to lately, slowing them down isn’t exactly a bad thing.

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lam

May 21st, 2012 at 12:17 am

except, scott, when you consider that congress has to do somethings just to keep this country functioning. You know, like pass budgets and raise debt ceilings. It’s pretty sad that a party that can’t sum up the support for their own agenda can block all others. Not exactly fair that a minority can hold the rest hostage until they get their way.

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Steve

May 23rd, 2012 at 3:07 am

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