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Pat Oliphant for January 26, 2010
O, great Obama, we, your disciples, are becoming disillusioned. You said you would fight for our jobs, you said you would fight for our homes. You said you would fight for our health care. You said you would fight for change, you swore to fight for the common folk, You swore to fight for us!! What went wrong o' great inscrutable one? Obama Statue: I don't have a dog in that fight. Bird: Don't liken him to no common folk!
wjlott wrote: and the Senate requires 60 votes except for reconciliation. That is a rule per the constitution.
No, that’s not correct. A super-majority vote is only required when Senators notify leadership they intend to filibuster. tpenna is correct, the constitution doesn’t mention filibusters. (Unfortunately, the Senato now allows filibusters without actually have to filibuster by talking.)
for a chart that display the incredible increase in filibusters in recent years.