Thursday, January 24, 2013

"Filibuster reform?  That's a clown idea, bro!"


Grung_e_Gene said...

Turning the Senate into the Polish Seym

The Golden Freedom, which the magnates defended with every bit of chicanery and power they commanded, was the freedom of the few to oppress the many... ~ James A. Michener's, Poland

In the novel Poland, Michener describes how the "incredible liberum veto, by which one man in a Seym (parliament) of hundreds could negate and prorogue the entire work of the Seym by merely crying 'I oppose!' was a major cause of Poland's disappearance from the map of Europe".

Fearguth said...

And it takes the cooperation of both political parties to keep this anti-democratic system in operation. It's all such a turkey dance.