Rules of the Senate cannot trump the obvious intention of the Founding Fathers that legislation passed by majorities of both houses, except for the explicit exceptions for ratification of treaties, becomes the law of the land.
Sitting in for Arianna, Joan Walsh and Mary Matalin buoyantly clash about the tax 'compromise' vote, whether filibusters sabotage democracy and is Palin for real or just a reality show? They agree NYC should get over losing LeBron and Lee.
Next year the Republicans will have ironclad control of the House. It would be outrageous if Democrats allowed a minority of Republican Senators to use the current rules to limit what the Democratic majority can do in the Senate.
You can call what I am doing today whatever you want. You can call it a filibuster, a very long speech. I'm not here to set any great records. I am simply here to explain the fact that we have got to do a lot better than this agreement provides.
Let's be clear. The Republican Party has only one core value: massive economic benefits for the wealthiest Americans. And they'll sacrifice the welfare of everyone else who is gullible enough to vote for them in order to get it.