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Durbin’s anti-filibuster petition

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By Michelle Malkin  •  February 26, 2010 02:05 PM

“Nobody’s talking about reconciliation,” Harry Reid said yesterday at Oba-kabuki.

“Nooooooobody.”

So, er, what’s this? Why, it’s Dick “Nobody” Durbin launching an online petition to kill the filibuster and lower the threshold for cloture to a simple majority. Thunders Durbin:

It’s time to end the filibuster

The American people are sick of process blocking progress. They’re fed up with an arbitrary tradition that allows a minority of Senators to prevent popular, much-needed legislation from even coming to a vote.

Frankly, so am I.

Please sign this petition to my colleagues in the Senate, supporting the Harkin-Shaheen proposal or other similar proposals to eliminate the crippling 60-vote requirement to overcome a filibuster.

Don’t worry. “Nobody” but the nutroots are putting their names on it.

As I noted in my column today, the latest USA Today/Gallup poll shows that a majority of Americans oppose short-circuiting the legislative process through reconciliation tactics.

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