Quote from Obama about our near future, the filibuster, and falling behind the rest of the world. Our chat with President Obama: He says Rand Paul supporter's violent attack was 'out of hand in ways that are disturbing' | Crooks and Liars "What keeps me up at night is China, Germany, India, Brazil -- they‚Äôre moving. They make decisions, we‚Äôre going to pursue clean energy, and the next thing you know they‚Äôve cornered half the clean energy market; we‚Äôre going to develop high-speed rail in the span of five years -- suddenly they‚Äôve got high-speed rail lines going; we‚Äôre going to promote exports, here‚Äôs what we‚Äôre going to do -- boom, they get going. And if we can‚Äôt sort of execute on key issues that will determine our competitiveness over the long term, we‚Äôre going to fall behind -- we are going to fall behind. And the filibuster is not part of the Constitution. The filibuster, if you look at the history of it, may have arisen purely by accident because somebody didn‚Äôt properly apply Robert‚Äôs Rules of Procedure and forgot to get a provision in there about what was required to close debate. And folks figured out very early, this could be a powerful tool. It was used as a limited tool throughout its history. Sadly, the primary way it was used was to prevent African Americans from achieving civil rights." When the tea-baggers get into power, this nation will stall more that it is currently snaling along. Those who wish to "Take our country back" will in fact be taking it BACKWARDS. Nothing will pass, no progress will be made, and more morons will be elected...this is the end of a once great nation.