A Democratic Senate Chief of Staff writes in with this question …
I can’t figure this out, but if the Senate Democrats are going to take the heat for the “nuclear/constitutional” option on filibuster reform, what argument is there for enacting a half-way measure like the one apparently being advanced by Harry Reid? The political heat we’ll take will be the same either way, so why not enact the “talking filibuster?” I can’t figure it out, and I work here.
I can’t figure it out either. If you’re going to do it, why not really do it?
Josh Marshall is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com.