The Daily Rundown | November 26, 2012
>>> let's bring back the panel. brad, i put on you the spot about house caucus republican politics. roe dell, "new york times" laid out a very arcane thing but frustration among the amateur watchers of politics about senate filibusters and why can't it all be mr. smith? you have to stay there and argue on the floor until somebody says no. harry reid has been reluctant to change the rules and apparently this time he has to change the rules. explain what you believe he is going to do and how the rules will change and how they won't change.
>> i think there are two things. there is the filibusters of the large pieces of legislation. that will remain. it should. then i think there is the wasting time that happens in the united states senate . filibusters just to get on a bill. you filibuster to even decide whether or not you you want to debate a bill.
>> that he will try to pass ledge la i guess that gets rid of that something and that will allow, it is really about allowing the senate to work and actually taking stuff up and actually debating what you say. if you're filibustering, you're filibustering the bill itself and it used to be the radio you will that brought the bill to the floor.
>> it is about wasting time . are you talking about you have to file this motion and wait two days to do anything and you have to file this motion and wait another two days to do anything and it is doing barely anything in that time.
>> is harry reid playing with fooir? susan page , be careful what you wish for.
>> so much frustration, especially the newer members.
>> they all want to move this along.
>> and among the public they look at what's going on and think what in the world is washington thinking? there is not a silver bullet that will fix washington and make it work in some imaginary way. there are a series of rather reasonable steps you could take that would help things and this is one of them.
>> we could go back to the good old days and bring back caning.
>> that's probably more of a house thing.
>> that's the criticism. will the senate look more like the house? that is not --
>> i think one of the things that shouldn't take place is be more part sab and dig in more.