Earth-Shaking Filibuster Reform
Whoa! Did Harry Reid kick those filibustering Republicans’ asses or what?!? Sorry, all you stalling blocking constipating human speedbumps — fun’s over. From this point on, the United States Senate will once again run smoothly and efficiently.
For openers — brace yourself! — if it’s the fifth Friday of the month and there’s a flood in Death Valley: No filibustering! OOOOOOOHHHHHH!!!!
Boy, is he strict! And you said Harry Reid didn’t have a spine. Take it back!
And that’s not all. When the president nominates someone for the position of Assistant to the Assistant Undersecretary of Bureaucratic Affairs, a filibuster can NOT last more than forty days. And this ball-busting restriction also applies to the nominations of all clerical personnel for the Department of Consumer and Environmental Education.
All Right! I just KNEW we could count on Harry Reid to clean house, kick ass and take names.
As the linked article sums up:
“The new rules would permit a Senate majority to bypass the filibuster on a motion to proceed to debate with the condition that either a group of senators on each side of the aisle agrees, or the minority is guaranteed the chance to offer amendments.”
Huh? Oh. OK, I guess that’s good.
Er, I mean Full Speed Ahead!