No! “Precedented”!

16 03 2010

Ezra is right on the merits here, of course.  The only sane way to proceed is to decide how our legislative institutions are going to work and then turn those decisions into rule-guided normative standards.  Unfortunately, we seem to have inherited a political system in which routinely enacting extraordinary measures has become commonplace, while efforts to correct the process will be—you can bet your bottom dollar—a new kind of media freakout.

Seriously, just wait until Democrats start talking about filibuster reform.  How many times do you think you’re going to have to see clips from Mr. Smith Goes to Washington?

—Jason

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