There is quite a bit of talk about getting rid of the filibuster. Of course this seems to come up on any change in the party of power in the Senate as the losers start their tantrums. (Yes, both parties) The filibuster has a long history in the U.S. Senate.
However much like all of US politics, religion, societal norms, etc. it has been bastardized. What was once a political protest where the speaker took to the dais just like Jimmy Stuart in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington has evolved. It has become a situation where the dissenting side asks for a cloture vote and if the dominant side cannot get 60+ votes, then the motion is killed.
C’mon you spineless pricks. The filibuster needs to be restored to it’s roots. If you wish to invoke it, you get your half fossilized ass up there are start speaking. If you and your allies do not have the ability to keep the floor, then you lose. It is a very simple concept.
Work is HARD… so do it! If it was easy, it wouldn’t be work, it would be play. We pay you far too much for you to play all day.