"If you are going to filibuster, you should hold the floor and explain your obstructionism to the American people."It would appear the fine Senator automatically assumes any filibustering is automatically "obstructanism".
Well, how dare any obstruct Democrat majority?
Were a Republican be speaking so "cavalierly" about a Democrat "obstructtionist" , would it be less acceptable?As in the House, Democrats were always pleased to have a say on bills when in the minority. When Pelosi ascended to Speaker, she promptly canned such rules, which she had praised just a year before.
Now the junior senator lables any Senate filibuster with the common term for Republicans..."obstructionist".
Perhaps the Senator thinks his party will never be in the minority again. He is wrong.
Reid has dismally failed to bring forth a budget since the election of our current president. He avoids bringing bills for a vote. Democrat Senators are happy with his leadership, or they do nothing about it. The problem in the Senate is not with the filibuster rules, but the Democrat majority. It's a good story repeated again and again that the problem lies elsewhere.
Tell me again how many votes on a bill have been held up by a Republican filibuster. Name one.
One needs to guard the freedoms of another as closely as their own. Failing to do so ultimately finds both with no rights at all.