For many of us, we learned all we know about the filibuster by watching Jimmy Stewart take down Claude Rains in “Mr. Smith Goes To Washington.” But that’s not the political reality of the filibuster in modern-day DC. Since Scott Brown’s victory in the Massachusetts special election last week changed the makeup of the Senate by taking away the Democrats’ super-majority, the concept is being tested again.
Today on WHAS/Louisville, I talked with US News columnist Robert Schlesinger about how the filibuster has brought the tyranny of the minority, and how it has changed from its original intentions.
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