Com'on Rick, why do you always throw out "filibuster" like it means stop and can never contenue? You know as well as all the other members that it only means they can delay the vote to have it further discussed, not do away with it all together. Even with that delay if it was to even be thrown out there by the right, the left can still vote for what ever and get it passed with shear number of votes even with delays. The problem is the delay draws attention to the issue and gets it more air time and more time for public outrage/cheer. Now the other side of it is the dems are scared to put only there name on any bill because if it fails or has a negitive affect on the public it can only be 100% their parties fault. They refuse to do it and delay there own votes because there trying to get some rebublican support so they won't be soley to blame.
As I said previously, please go look up what a filibuster actually is/does.
on an issue...............is not the impediment.
The effort to overcome, and the wasted resources it takes..........is the impediment.
Without the votes, it never comes to cloture.
And that goes for whichever party is doing/threatening the filibuster.
So tell us, do you have any idea how many times a filibuster has been used, or threatened................. in the last two years?
Do you know how that compares to previous years?
I'll give you a hint....it's unprecedented.
To be honest though, I understand why it's being done.
The Repub's figure the more they can block, the less gets done and the majority party can be publicly blamed.
It only works for those who don't understand how government really operates of course, but as we've seen.............there's plenty of that out there.