Saturday, November 23, 2013

"Filibuster" is an old Dutch word for "Free-booter or Pirate"

That is exactly what the unprecedented Republican obstructionalism and massive abuse of that rule is, piracy. It is the theft of the treasure of democracy: civil discourse and deliberation. The Senate should have dealt with these thieves the same way President Obama dealt with pirates, quickly and decisively.

And as abuse of the filibuster grew, effectiveness in the Senate fell to record lows.

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