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My view is the next time the Republicans get in power they get rid of the filibuster so they can do what ever they want...

As the Republicans are not afraid of exercising raw nekkid power.


Well, they didn't the last two times they were in power. The GOP held a trifecta in both the W and Trump Administrations. But just like Schumer, McConnell probably doesn't have the votes to eliminate the filibuster if he only has a small majority. Trump was pushing him to eliminate it during the 2017-2018 Congress, but McConnell largely ignored it. He was able to get the votes to expand the judicial exemption to cover SCOTUS appointments vey easily, but stopped there. I suspect there are at least a few GOP Senators who like the limits that the filibuster puts on the deeply 'out there' base in the party - and as the recent experiences of Manchin and Sinema illustrate, it's a mixed blessing being the focal point of all of the pressure from your party's base.

If 2024 is a very strong GOP election, though, they might get a larger Senate majority than they had in either W or Trump's time. If they get a majority in the 54+ seat range, they might be able to ignore the handful of more center-leaning Republican Senators and push through a filibuster change on their own.

But regardless, it's much easier for them to start moving their legislative agenda if they don't have to have that filibuster fight themselves if the Democrats remove it.

Albaby
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