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John McCain's Confusion

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In reality, Paul's performance proved the minority can move the needle on big issues not by hiding behind quiet super-majority requirements, but by mobilizing public opinion from the well of the Senate. Filibuster reformers aren't invigorated today because they have another data point for Senate dysfunction. They're invigorated because they liked what they saw.