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Democrats Can't Get Much Done? It's because Republicans are Obstructionists
 


21 December 2007 at 9:56:20 AM
salon

from Supreme Irony of Life

....cloture votes since the 93rd Congressional session in 1973-74. The most striking figure from the graphic, is that in the 110th Congess (current session), cloture has been used 62 times as of 18 December of this year. Half the way through this session. Assuming Republicans continue their use of the filibuster (or the threat of it), by the end of the 110th Congress, there will have been a total of 134 cloture votes, more than double the highest, in 2001-02 session which recorded 61 cloture votes.

What does this mean? It means that Republicans have become the party of obstruction. The GOP in Congress is the direct cause of legislation not being passed. A situation has been created by the GOP leadership, where the only way to pass legislation, is not via the normal majority vote, but a super-majority.

In an ideal world, and the one envisioned by the Founding Fathers, is that the use of the filibuster would only be used in extreme cases where the majority would be acting in a manner inconsistent with the will of the people. However, as polls show, the Republican minority, is using the filibuster as a tool to thwart the will of the people.


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