Thursday, December 31, 2009

Don't wait

Ezra Klein lays out the case for Senate rules reform - specifically, of course, a drastic weakening of the filibuster. Then he goes off the rails:

[A]ttract Republicans to the project by phasing the filibuster out six or eight years in the future, when we can't predict which party will initially benefit.
No, there's already too much delay. When the new Senate is seated on January 3, 2011, change the rules by majority vote.

Stop running away from partisanship. The Republicans don't. Smack 'em down and show America what you can accomplish, Democrats. They'd do it to you. They've prepared to do it in past Congresses. Beat them to the punch.

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