Thursday, March 07, 2013

The Morning After: Arguing About the Filibuster

In the interest of fairness, here is an opposing view of yesterday's/last night's/this morning's Paulian Senate floor fireworks.  There's also this from the Economist.

I, here in the cold light of morning as opposed to the electrifying atmosphere of the filibuster as it was in progress, still think it was a good thing, by the way. According to a recent poll cited by Reason, plenty of people are concerned about drones and the abuse of power.  There's hope yet.

Here, take a look at 3 things we can take away from the filibuster.  In fact, it yields the Quote of the Day:
The filibuster succeeded precisely because it wasn't a cheap partisan ploy but because the substance under discussion - why won't the president of the United States, his attorney general, and his nominee to head the CIA explain their views on limits to their power? - transcends anything so banal or ephemeral as party affiliation or ideological score-settling.

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