May 4, 2017
Art, politics, angels, demons . . . and righteous dogs.

TOM UDALL: “THIS PLACE IS COMPLETELY CONSTIPATED.”

For one day every two years, the Senate can change its rules. Tomorrow is that day and Tom Udall (D-NM) is planning to reform the filibuster.  The filibuster is a grotesque perversion of the original once-in-a-while tactic against a majority action.  In other words, so movements don’t . . . er, pass.  Now the Republicans have seized on it as a way to block legislation.  This is a big reason so much has been broken, blocked and crippled in Washington. Here’s Ezra Klein’s graph:

Some simple reforms, possible only tomorrow, will change this rule and make it harder to block the bills that have needed passage.  What a totally cool idea this is.  Udall explains in this video.

Sign the petition HERE and send a message to your friends.  AND CALL YOUR SENATOR.