Texas Governor Perry has publicly chided Representative Wendy Davis after her now famous 11 hour special session filibuster. I’m confused.
At the federal level, it is a tactic of choice. The 111th Congress set a record for filibusters. The 112th broke that record. In so doing, they both set records for ineffectiveness that has spawned a 79% Gallup DISapproval rating.
Also called a faux filibuster, the 113th Congress is hearing calls to restore the need to stand at the podium and speak rather than just take a vote. This notion is going nowhere fast. Making every vote require a super majority is a fashionable minority trend.
Representative Davis restored the filibuster to its old glory. Criticize all you want, but this is what we the people want.
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