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Kill the filibuster.

Pass your damn legislation.

Then re-invent one more to your liking.


Geez, Chuck. This ain't rocket science.
I can't believe we actually pay these people money.


The above won't work. Chuck doesn't have the votes to kill the filibuster. The reason he doesn't have the votes is that if you kill the filibuster you can't put it back. Either the original one or the filibuster.

Oh, sure - you could always amend the rules to provide the filibuster. But the Senate rules are written on water, except to the extent that there is a shared recognition of history and past practice. That's what has kept the filibuster in place through several Congresses when one party held all the authority (Clinton's first, Bush's second, Obama's first, Trump's first) even though the majority party has always had the power to kill it. Once you kill it, it isn't coming back.

Manchin knows this, so your idea won't work. It ain't rocket science, but it's still quite complicated.

Albaby
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