After Sandy Hook, 86 percent of Americans supported bipartisan legislation requiring background checks.
46 senators representing just 38 percent of the country were able to block it.
You guessed it: The filibuster.
@RBReich Trying to understand the impact of a filibuster. is this right? Filibusters allow the Republican Party to hide behind their capitalistic ties by avoiding votes that actually hurt who they represent? What am I missing/don’t know?
@RBReich I'm truly losing hope that our government will ever change for the better. As a child, I naively believed society would be closer to Star Trek's ideas of equality but it no longer seems possible. I just don't know anymore what we can do to change things.
@RBReich BUST filibuster.
Pretrial detention without bail.
Civil seizure of personal & organizational wealth.
INSANE to appease enemies of Our Republic who claim authority from Republic they seek to destroy.