Since 2000, the GOP has fostered hyper partisanship in the Senate. The number signing on to Grover Norquist's pledge clearly illustrates this, as does the use of the filibuster to curtail the President's agenda. A simple 51 vote to end the 60 vote cloture requirement would end the filibuster threat and return the need for compromise to achieve the majority's passage of legislation. While the Democrats have a majority now, there is no guarantees that this will remain the case in 2013. Such a vote could work for both and certainly end some of the madness of party first, nation be damned!
That's who you're working for too, with such a proposal. We need super-majority voting, not this crap simple 50% majority, which insures that the maximum number of people's concerns will not be met. Super-majority means like 80 or 90% minimum. That would help prevent so many abusive laws from being passed.
Simple majority is for the Stone Age and for Fascists, Imperialists and Feudal Systems.
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