Thursday, April 21, 2005

What's So Hard About a Real Filibuster?

A story in The Hill reports:

Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.), a leading advocate of the “nuclear option” to end the Democrats’ filibuster of judicial nominees, is privately arguing for a delay in the face of adverse internal party polls.

Apparently the American people aren't so convinced that the Senate needs to be silencing debate. We agree. But we've said it before and we'll say it again: the Senate should have a real filibuster. Make the Dems get up and actually talk until their voices go hoarse. That's the intent of the filibuster rule. And that's the proper resolution to this conflict. Why shouldn't we expect our Senators to have to truly fight for something they believe?

Dean's World agrees. As does Pennywit.

Thanks to Charging RINO on the tip on The Hill story.


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