ATLANTA (Reuters) - Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss won a run-off election in Georgia on Tuesday, CNN said, denying Democrats the chance for a 60-seat "super majority" in the Senate that would have enabled them to pass legislation virtually at will.
So it seems that the Democrats wont have a supermajority after all. What do you think of this? Disappointed? Relieved?
I am not disappointed. As a democrat I would have welcomed it, but I never thought it was really going to happen anyway. I think with the way Obama wants to lead there will not be a need for the super-majority. He will reach across the aise much more than Bush, or any repbulican ever did.
The supermajority is symbolic more than anything. Neither party is monolithic.
If the Republicans abuse their ability to fillibuster I think the Democrats will have their supermajority after the 2010 election.
I am relieved. I do not think either party should have the ability to pass legislation without a chance for a filibuster. All opinions should be heard on an issue.
Imposing will and no checks & balances is never a good thing for America regardless of party.