Rock on, Fallows

We have gone so far in recent years toward routinizing the once-rare requirement for a 60-vote Senate “supermajority” into an obstacle for every nomination and every bill that our leading newspaper can say that a measure “fails” when it gets more Yes than No votes.

So how about a headline that says plainly what happened:

“Obama’s Job Bill
Blocked by GOP in
Procedural Move”

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2011/10/a-modest-proposal-call-obstruction-what-it-is/246528/

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