Monday, January 25, 2010

Who Needs 60 Votes?

Good piece at Slate discussing the so-called nuclear option--trying to get rid of the filibuster in the Senate or changing it so that the Republicans cannot stymie everything.  Check out the piece. 

And yes, the Dems will not try anything like this because they are gutless twerps.  Office-seeking for mere office-seeking is, albeit a useful assumption for political scientists, a crappy way to govern, I am beginning to think.


Chris said...

Couldn't it be that Dems want this option when they're in the minority again at some point in the future?

Steve Greene said...

Good article. "Gutless twerps" is accurate, but a little weak. Does anybody think that if a similar thing happened to R's, they would not have just passed the legislation with 60 before the new Senator was seated, rather than unilaterally disarming.