After suffering their obstruction in the 111th and 112th Congress, one would think Reid would get a clue, and a spine, and do his job as Majority Leader and end Republican abuse of the filibuster.
The problem with the Senate's new filibuster rules isn't that they won't be effective, but that the bipartisan agreement suggests that senators don't even understand the problem.
If Senator Reid needs more input on filibuster reform, let's make our voices heard right now.
Republicans are on pace, and appear pleased, to hold the distinction as the most unproductive Congress since the 1940s, and it looks as if that was their intention all along.
Republicans have managed to give the public Republican rule via the filibuster, even though the public elected Democratic rule.
Senate history may have been made today when GOP Sen Mitch McConnell attempted to filibuster his own bill on the debt ceiling. Reid called him out, 'I guess we have a filibuster of his own bill.'
President Obama looks like he's going to be re-elected, no African Americans will be elected to the Senate in 2012, but their support will be critical in Senate elections across the country.
On The Daily Show last night host Jon Stewart offered his take on Sen. Jim Bunning's (R-KY) filibuster of the proposed 30 day extension of unemployment benefits. Stewart said, "You hear that unemployed people in the middle of one of the worst recession in history, no 30 day extension of benefits until we balance the entire federal budget to Jim Bunning's liking."
Yesterday former President Bill Clinton advised President Obama to stand strong when it comes to a including a single payer option in the healthcare reform bill. Clinton advised Obama not to sell the store, just to get 60 votes to get a healthcare reform bill passed.
Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI) used the announcement that the Democratic Gov.