What is wrong with the Democratic Party – ‘The Morning Plum: Skittish Democrats putting filibuster reform in peril’
‘Presuming Republicans vote unanimously against any changes, if Harry Reid loses six votes, filibuster reform is toast’.
‘The problem: Some Dem Senators are leery of changing the filibuster via the “constitutional option,” i.e., a rules change by a simple majority’.
‘In one sense, it’s apt that this is what is driving their reluctance: After all, what these Senators are really doing is reinforcing a status quo in which there is no longer majority rule in the Upper Chamber’.
‘The Hill reports this morning that senators Dianne Feinstein, Mark Pryor, and Carl Levin are uncomfortable with a simple-majority change’.
‘Senators Max Baucus and Jack Reed have yet to be persuaded’.
‘Senators John Kerry and Jay Rockefeller say they’re undecided but leaning towards a change. Senator-elect Joe Donnelly is uncommitted’.
From : http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/post/the-morning-plum-skittish-democrats-putting-filibuster-reform-in-peril/2012/11/30/153f11f2-3af7-11e2-9258-ac7c78d5c680_blog.html