Thursday, September 20, 2007

"pointless exercise"

David Kurtz at Talking Points Memo stirred up a bit of controversy over whether the Democrats are foolish to let the Republicans "filibuster" costlessly.

Reader, AC writes: "Politics is the art of the possible. And when nothing concrete is possible, that leaves theater. I am baffled at Democrats' continual willingness to concede the stage. Veto or no veto, making the GOP filibuster a bill like Webb's is not pointless. It puts vulnerable GOP moderates on the hot seat, it puts the blame for obstruction on the minority where it belongs, and it may force a series of unpopular high-profile vetoes from Bush."

I agree with AC and the several other readers quoted by David Kurtz.

The great political storm is underway, and it needs drama. Does anyone know how to play this game? Cause 25 Democrats in the Senate voted to condemn an newspaper ad by

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