Matt Yglesias fails to understand that the founding fathers put the filibuster in the Constitution for a reason
>> Friday, December 11, 2009
They understood that the best way to protect minority rights via legislation was to employ a three-step process.
Step One: Create a system of legislative rules so inherently dysfunctional that nothing could be done about serious national problems until blood was on the verge of running in the streets.
Step Two: And then a miracle would happen.
Step Three: Ponies!