Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Dear Sen. Feinstein:

You're quoted as "probably not" wanting to change the Senate rules that require any vote to gain a 60 vote filibuster-proof majority.  Given that you're a lifer in the big house, I can see why you get nervous about changing its traditions.  I'd like to point out a couple of things, however:

  1. This particular 60-vote formula has only been in effect since 1975, so it's far from a tradition, and
  2. Gridlock is the wonderful new tradition you're embracing (see diagram).  

Don't be a sucker.  You're being played.  Americans don't give a crap about the rules of the Senate -- we care about results. Quit being part of the problem.  Fix the filibuster abuse.

Citizen Dylan

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