No Faux Filibuster for Wendy Davis

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.

Do you agree? Image

 

(AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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About JKL

Not so quietly retired.

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