Sunday, February 3, 2008

A Question for Senators Obama and Clinton

There's a death match going on between the two Democratic presidential hopeful finalists, Senators Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton, re who is more apt to be an agent of change - to change the tone in Washington, to get things done, to move beyond rancor, to reach across the aisle, blah, blah, blah.

Perhaps someone could ask each of them, "Senator, since the Democrats took over the Senate the Republicans have used the "silent" filibuster over one hundred times, thereby stymieing Democratic effors to pass legislation on topics that you feel strongly about e.g. FISA, SCHIP, and a host of other issues. Given your position in the Senate, can you provide even one solitary example of when there has been a serious philosophical difference between the two parties and you have been able to bridge the difference, or create a coalition, or "reach across the aisle" to defeat the silent filibuster and get the legislation passed?"

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