Blow Up the Fillibuster....

fillibuster imagesThe White House looks at passing health care without a new Senate vote if GOP wins in Massachusetts. The likeliest scenario would require persuading House Democrats to accept a bill the Senate already passed.  Another option is to do away with the fillibuster, and Vice President Joe Biden is talking about revising the Senate's cloture rules. He said, "This is the first time every single solitary decision has required 60 senators. No democracy has survived needing a supermajority." Yes!  Contact your senators and tell them to pull the nuclear option and blow up the fillibuster.  Not only will it free us from a small cabal of right-wing Republicans who represent small states with a tiny percentage of the American population, but it'll also free us from the half-dozen or so totally corporate sold-out so-called "moderate" Democrats in the Senate like Evan Bayh, Mary Landreau, and Ben Nelson.

In Strange News:  Jim Burroway at Box Turtle Bulletin is reporting that David Bahati, the author of the Ugandan "Kill The Gays" bill is planning to attend the National Prayer Breakfast, sponsored by the Fellowship Foundation, also known as The Family, on February 4th. President Obama is also expected to attend that breakfast. It doesn't get more bizarre than this...

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