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Old 08-23-2019, 10:36 AM
Velocity is offline
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I've never liked the filibuster. It's either 1) an attempt to delay something that's inevitable (if so, then what purpose does the delaying do?) or 2) an attempt to game the system by preventing something from passing in the amount of time allotted, in which it's rather underhanded. It would be akin to a football defensive player deliberately sitting on top of the football to prevent the opposing offense from being able to snap the ball before the game clock expires.

If a Congressional minority wants to object, then object so legitimately. If you don't have the votes to stop the majority, then too bad, but a filibuster is a rather childish and petulant way of trying to obstruct.