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Magazine the editor in chief and I think that would.
Explains I think in some ways why people just -- roll their eyes and can't stand Washington this.
-- inside baseball back and forth all night long and especially when you consider that the two parties were in exact opposite positions on the same issue in 2005.
When the president was a republic can and the senate was run by Republicans back -- And public polling -- the same thing Democrats back in 2005 when they didn't have power.
Liked the filibuster by 65% to 20% and then in 2000 and that's exactly -- Republicans -- the same way.
And -- we know right now they're calling together a last minute deal on this Harry Reid and John McCain.
Are going to find some you know they're gonna save us from the nuclear option -- it's always the nuclear option right or -- -- Fiscal cliff for the debt ceiling as always this you know incredibly dramatic terms for things that ultimately it's.
That's at that point I think the berm that the Wall Street Journal -- -- -- article about this in today's paper was poised to something poison the environment and -- didn't -- Yeah up code like.
It can you really make it much worse than it is right now.
Yeah I mean and can you really make Congress's public approval ratings go even lower and napping maybe -- tea some kind of scientific experiment.
Going on right now.
Yeah you know it were the countries getting more polarized releases sorting more.
And you know the polarized ideological way and and certainly it's -- democratic representation.
Has also become mope more polarized and we have divided government I mean that's the way it's structured to be divided government is helpful and useful.
From you know having run away majorities tells what to do but it's also ugly and and not very pleasant to experience and you combine that with smug kind of irresponsibility that we've seen in the current congress of like careening from deadline to deadline -- crisis it's crisis and we get this -- I don't know if it's worse now than ever -- -- times -- used to physically kind of fight things out in -- sense obviously -- about that because they were talking all last night about -- there are meeting in the old senate chamber and everything and all these historical.
A reference is but it is worse now than in some time and people do you can retreat to their ideological corners and just about every single issue this speaks to the fact that.
You know nothing gets done and did the idea of the filibuster is that you can filibuster just about anything -- -- nothing.
Gets through on the merits is the time to change if they forget about parties for second or do you think keep -- the -- Well I don't know about filibuster exactly what should be the proper perfect level that it when it should be invoked I think it is -- useful obstructionists tool in -- by the government system.
What is required here and with the instinct thing -- -- yes we have this sort this polarization.
But we also have this defection of voters from those two tribes they are running away screaming from them so that 40% of the country now.
Doesn't affiliate with either Democrats or Republicans so they're gonna have to figure out some kind of way of working and doing business.
If they're going to get any kind of public support and stopped that bleeding and -- they wanna do anything like deliberative government like having a budget having hearings things like a little things like that yeah.
Or go nuclear.
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