Governor Bobby Jindal has jumped on the bandwagon to kill the filibuster. This is insanity. It is probably the first time I disagree with him.
The filibuster is as much a protection of conservative interests as it is a protection of minority interests. How quickly the majority forgets. Republicans made great use of the filibuster in past years to stymie efforts by Democrats to advance a leftwing agenda.
The political map right now shows the GOP is in danger of losing its Senate majority next year. From gun rights to taxes to immigration — you name it, the filibuster is the last line of defense from a Washington, D.C. that listens to lobbyists, not the people. The filibuster does not, as Bobby Jindal contends, serve as “a large obstacle to good governance.” It serves as an obstacle to pay-to-play politics and as an obstacle to a well meaning group of legislators whittling down the rights of the American people.