The filibuster is a tool that both parties have used against the majority, but in the recent congress it has been abuse excessively. So, soon to be retired Senator, Olympia Snowe (R-ME) may be focusing on filibuster reform.
“In her final months in office, Snowe is now talking to some of her Senate colleagues — Democrats, she says — about what, if any, procedural reforms could deter the chamber from turning routine votes into weapons of mass political destruction. She explained her rationale Monday at a Bloomberg panel for soon-departing politicians.” according to the Washington Post
“Snowe didn’t go so far as to suggest that she’d introduce legislation for filibuster reform. But among the soon-to-be-departed, she has some company. Conrad heartily agreed with Snowe that the filibuster would be the one thing he would change about Washington. “The process just breaks down of its own weight and can’t get to a conclusion,” he said.
At this point, however, the most Snowe may be able to do is hand off a filibuster reform proposal to a colleague willing to forge ahead.” the Post continued.
So Senator Scott Brown, here is your chance. Senator Snowe wants to hand this off to someone, like a “moderate Republican or Democrat”.
I understand you were elected on the notion to filibuster the ever creeping socialist take over of our Government (snark), but now you are trying to win an election and sell yourself as a moderate.
Here is your chance. Let’s fix this and break down the Senate log jam!