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    If I recall correctly, the original idea behind a filibuster was that while the opposition was up there reading the phone book, no other business could get done either.

    Once you don’t require the opposition to actually – um – filibuster, it is just a silly procedural thing. Kind of like sending five percent of the striking workers to carry picket signs while the rest sit on the couch.

    If no other business could get done, they’d have to work something out fairly quickly.

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    • November 28, 2012 at 6:31 am