The filibuster hasnt been used to encourage debate or compromise in a very long time. If ever. Is there even one example of the filibuster being used and leading to a bipartisan, compromise bill? I very much doubt it and can think of none myself. The filibuster has always been used as a way for the minority to foil the majority by sending a bill to its death.

The whole thing has become an absurdity, if it ever was anything else: A device to require a super-majority to end a debate that is not happening. Sort of like praying to a deity that doesnt exist to get the deity to stop doing something it has no control over.


How eager they are to be slaves - Tiberius Caesar

Coulda tripped out easy, but I've changed my ways - Donovan