Okay, so earlier I noted that today was the one day that the Senate had in which it would be able to change the filibuster rule. And that was true. What I overlooked (as most humans would, I think) is that the Senate has rules that make its life like the movie Groundhog Day, where you can live in a day that never ends.
In the Senate, if the Majority Leader decrees it, a day isn't over until the session is. And Harry Reid (D-NV) has so decreed. Channeling his best Bill Murray, he's told Republicans that they have 24-36 hours to reach some agreement on a filibuster rule they like, or he'll just go ahead and bring his own rule to the floor, one that's less-likely to meet with their approval, but with Democrats having the majority would pass.
So, we'll see what happens tomorrow. Or today. Or whatever it is.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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