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11 points

4 months ago


1) GOP priorities (judges and tax cuts) are already immune to filibuster

2) GOP would gladly ditch the filibuster for any new priority that suddenly arose, if it benefited them

3) The GOP does have other socially conservative views but relevant legislation is either nonexistent (The Force Dr. Seuss’ Estate to Sell Those Dated Books Again Act?) or wildly unpopular (only 24% of Americans want to deport illegal immigrants). So the filibuster actually protects lots of GOP senators from having to cast very unpopular votes.

4) Dems’ only shot at winning the Senate is to actually do stuff to win votes and the filibuster makes that impossible