Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Shmillishuster...

I remember there being a specific name for a minority in the Senate blocking legislation or a nomination by voting against cloture of debate.

But in all the discussion about the cloture vote that is The Most Important Vote Ever in Kausfiles and the Corner, I see not one mention of this term.

Maybe it's because when the shoe was on the other foot, the Corner was busy calling fillibusters undemocratic tools of sore loser obstructionists.

But now, anyone who opposes the immigration bill has a positive duty to vote against cloture, and shouldn't be allowed to fool us by voting for cloture and against the bill.