Monday, May 02, 2005

Conservative Filibuster Cheat Sheet

If you only read one blog posting today -- after mine, of course -- please take a look at a wonderful piece called 5 Filibusters Conservatives Wish You Would Forget by Elana Berkowitz of Campus Progress.

It's the perfect set of talking points to slap down your conservative coworkers and friends who keep talking about Democrats using the filibuster in ways that have allegedly never been seen before.

It has everyone's favorite -- that good old boy, Strom Thurmond's filibuster against the 1957 Civil Rights Act -- along with Orrin Hatch standing firm against a minimum wage increase and Republicans siding with Big Tobacco.

Please check it out.