The Democrats already have the 60 votes to prevent filibusters in the next Congress, in practice, but let’s go for the gold. Applause to Al Franken for coming to Washington to work the system and keep the pressure on. Let’s go for 60 Democratic senators now and 64 in 2010.
Make no mistake, in governing I support the most bipartisanship, but in electing senators it’s time to push hard, keep the pressure on, move aggressively and go for the whole thing. These filibusters have done great damage to America and our economy and destroyed the capacity of the Senate to act. It is time to destroy the filibuster tactic by electing every Democrat. Bipartisanship should be pursued from maximum strength.