Barry SCHWARTZ (Barijo ŜVARC) (chemoelectric) wrote,
Barry SCHWARTZ (Barijo ŜVARC)
chemoelectric

More disconcertedness

It bothers me that a lot of people, who in the past would have lauded a good old Paul Wellstone filibuster, now are calling for an end to the filibuster. Habitual Federalist-reciter Thom Hartmann is one of them. The hypocrisy isn’t just bothersome, but sickening.

My view: Even when the Republicans had control of the Senate, there were more Americans represented in the Senate by Democrats. The Senate is a very ‘undemocratic’ institution, so better it be slow and difficult than giving it the capacity of tyranny by the likes of Trent ‘Segregation Forever!’ Lott or Mitch ‘Cabbage Patch’ McConnell.

But my view isn’t the point here; rather, I am talking about the ‘convenient’ rationalizations of others such as Hartmann.
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