erik lundegaard


Sunday January 27, 2013

Why the GOP Sucks: Your Stat of the Day

“There’s no perfect measure of how frequently filibusters occur. The closest thing we have to a count is the number of cloture votes the majority mounts. From 1917 to 1970, the majority sought cloture 58 times. Since the start of President Obama’s first term, it has sought cloture more than 250 times.”

-- Ezra Klein in his New Yorker article, “Let's Talk: The move to reform the filibuster.” The full article is only available to subscribers so get with it already, people.

Mitch McConnell

Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell, providing no peace, has actually filibustered himself.

Posted at 10:16 AM on Sunday January 27, 2013 in category Quote of the Day