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Old 08-23-2019, 04:46 AM
RTFirefly is offline
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Just from the standpoint of human nature, killing the filibuster would be much easier than modifying it. Once changing it gets on the table, the Senate would get bogged down in a debate between multiple proposals to modify the filibuster, and odds are none of them would ever come to fruition.

I, too, have my Perfect Pony Plan for limiting the use of the filibuster. But it won't happen, while killing the filibuster outright is at least a possibility. And if the choice is between keeping the filibuster for regular legislation, or killing it, it needs to go.