We can't have a country based on the 60-vote standard. This is serious.He's right. The Republicans' extreme obstructionism these last six years of Obama's Presidency really is a drastic departure from the Congressional practice since probably the Civil War. "That's a radical change."
We've never had to have 60 votes for appointments or day-to day-decisions. Really, you can't govern that way. That's a radical change.
How can you govern? Does England have 60? [JF note: Obviously a rhetorical question. His point is that the U.S. has the drawbacks of parliamentary democracy, including political polarization -- without the benefits, namely the ability to get things done.] I think that 60 votes could end America's ability to govern itself. We have to get rid of it.
That 60 votes is bad.
And the Republican Party today is a radical party.