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The Fantasy of the Filibuster...

Filibusters are ridiculously easy to perform. You don't need to have someone stand up to talk all night. You don't need to have all members of the Senate be present. The minority party doesn't even need any more than one member of the party to be present and to say "I suggest the absence of a quorum" if anybody tries to force a vote.

I'd have expected that obstructing something would be far more difficult than that!