Friday, December 10, 2010

VT's @SenatorSanders actually has the cojones to stand up & #filibuster on the senate floor

the rules in the senate are confusing to say the least.
the days of mr. smith goes to washington are long gone.
current rules allow for minority senators to just threaten to filibuster a bill w/out actually standing up in front of the american people & speak her mind about her disagreement. a simple threat can railroad the passage of a bill and cause it to require a super-majority of 60 votes to pass.
every bill now has to pass w/a 60 vote majority.
whatever happened to a simple majority?!?!
in this waning 111th congress, the house of representatives passed an astounding 400+ bills thanks to the tireless work of Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
regardless of all those PASSED bills, the majority of them went on to DIE at the bottleneck that is the U.S. senate.
here's to Vermont's fearless senator Bernie Sanders and those who have stood in to help him in this TRUE filibuster, sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA):

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