March 10, 2010

Harry Reid, sports fan

"The filibuster has been abused. I believe that the Senate should be different than the House and will continue to be different than the House," Reid said. "But we're going to take a look at the filibuster. Next Congress, we're going to take a look at it. We are likely to have to make some changes in it, because the Republicans have abused that just like the spitball was abused in baseball and the four-corner offense was abused in basketball."

Senator Harry Reid, today.

Every year when Congress convenes it can change its rules, which is why this might be significant come January 2011. Let's hope so, for the sake of the country. When the majority is faced with a united minority bent on obstructionism rather than good governance, there has to be a way to get around that minority. "Majority rules," we were taught in high school; the government teachers didn't bother to tell us about the filibuster because it happened so rarely back in the 1960s. Not anymore.

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