Republicans should filibuster more oftenI normally try to keep this blog somewhat non-political on the weekends, but events in Nashville have compelled me to congratulate the Republicans on filibustering the Governor's tax proposal. The GOP isn't trying to kill the bill, but instead want an amendment to use lottery funds for school infrastructure added to the bill. The Democratic response is to-filibuster the filibuster!
Way to go! The Democrats make themselves look like jackasses by the hour. The Republicans filibuster a bill in order to have school funding increased within the legislation, and the Democratic response (the education Party, right...) is to counter the move with another filibuster. Brilliant move...
I sincerely hope and pray that the Republicans do not cave in here. Keep this going until the Democrats reinstate the Hawk Amendment. If the GOP stands united, our schoolchildren will be the real beneficiaries when all of this is said and done.
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