The following two charts (courtesy) illustrate my point.
"The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president." Senate Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell (R-KY), 04/11/2010, the National JournalWhile he failed to achieve that objective, his filibuster strategy (circa 2009-11) was a cold and shrewd move on his part. Now, it's up to Kentucky voters (in 2014) to determine if that move will go unpunished.
Meanwhile, voters, in general, ought to be asking themselves why - in a body where a majority vote passes a bill - is the threshold now suddenly 60-votes?
I use the term "sabotage," because that's what this is. In a nutshell, we've got a president who entered the White House (twice!) with a solid mandate; but - due to this abuse of the filibuster (and inaction by the House) - has been unable to govern as he was elected to.
Understand your vote!
Tuesday, November 4, 2014!