Mr. Smith Wouldn't go to This Washington

May 17, 2013
By Seth Maloney | 3 comments

The GOP's War on Mr. Smith: 

Mr. Smith wanted to fight for something that mattered, and was not going to stop his filibuster until he spoke his piece (see the video here).

If he saw the modern filibuster, would he bother coming back to Washington? No. Fixing the Senate is going to take real people like Mr. Smith. Republicans don't want to govern, and we need filibuster reform now! Sign the YouPower petition and send congress a message.

The compromise on rules reform that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell agreed to at the start of this Congress is not working. We still do not have a functioning Senate that passes legislation and confirms nominations in a timely manner. Demand that Senators Reid and McConnell stop the obstruction and fix the senate right now.

The YouPower petition already has over 10,000 signatures. Help us send a message by reaching 15,000.


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Reform the Filibuster NOW!!

Kim Conder

Personally, even though I'm from Nevada and believe our State benefits from the fact that Harry Reid is the Majority Leader in the Senate, I firmly believe he should find the intestinal fortitude to END the abusive filibuster practices and it's Rule-by-the-Minority effect ..... or step down, so someone who does have the intestinal fortitude to fix it, can do it!

Vickie Rock

It is time to put control of the Senate back in the hands of the majority. Supermajority votes for every item is raw, unadulterated obstructionism. Enough is enough! We need government to get back to governing or turn in their pay and go home.

James Shimon
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