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The primary reason that the filibusterwill not be modified, and the rule of 60will not be changed is that somedaythe Democratic party will be the minorityparty again, and will need to have thesetools available for its use to avoid beingreduced to irrelevance.
The filibuster gives both parties cover in their mission to not get things accomplished. The Senate is where reform goes to die. That is why neither Democrats nor Republicans will vote to change the filibuster. As far as irrelevance goes, Democrats are proving day in, day out, that they don't need Republicans to filibuster to achieve irrelevance. It's just the icing on the cake. Happy holidays!
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