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Old 06-01-2019, 11:11 PM
tomndebb is offline
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Originally Posted by flurb View Post
And I'm simply dumbfounded by anyone who continues to view the Senate as the more "deliberative" body. Slower, sure, but point to a recent example where the high-minded deliberation of the Senate tempered the rash action of the House.
The point made was that was the designers' intent, not that the machinations of McConnell, using his arcane knowledge of the rules to destroy the nation, was a good thing.
I still believe that having two houses puts limits on the ability of various groups to railroad panic legislation on the country. It does rely on the members of both houses to act in good faith, but so does the presidency and it is currently in failure, as well. I am open to reform, but not if the baby splashes in the street alongside the bath water.