The Real Reason Democrats Kiboshed the Filibuster?
n looking at the latest round of radical nominees up for Senate confirmation, I noticed that the new filibuster rule gives Obama and the Democrats room to let the red-state Democrat Senators like Landrieu (LA), Pryor (AR) and Begich (AK) oppose people their states would oppose while still getting 51 votes to gain confirmation. (I doubt Landrieu is going to fool anyone this time around. She has voted with Obama 95+% of the time and was the deciding vote for enacting Obamacare.) Maybe this is a theory that has been around since they changed the rule, but it would explain why they all-of-a-sudden went forward with it.