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‘Those who would attack and destroy the institution of the filibuster…’

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Photo - WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 27:  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) answers reporters' questions during a news conference after the weekly Senate Democratic Policy Committee meeting at the U.S. Capitol November 27, 2012 in Washington, DC. Reid has introduced the idea of the "nuclear option," a change to the Senate rules to allow bills to pass with a simple majority, avoiding the filibuster.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 27: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) answers reporters' questions during a news conference after the weekly Senate Democratic Policy Committee meeting at the U.S. Capitol November 27, 2012 in Washington, DC. Reid has introduced the idea of the "nuclear option," a change to the Senate rules to allow bills to pass with a simple majority, avoiding the filibuster. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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In case you were wondering, Democrats used to love the filibuster. Watch the video above from 2005, when defending the filibuster was the next Civil Rights battle on the Left. The video was compiled by the industrious Andrew Kaczynski of BuzzFeed.

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