At least one of those “delay tactics” sounds a lot like an Obama campaign promise:
GOP Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma had sought approval to require that any amendment considered by the Senate must be offered 72 hours in advance and with a full cost report.
When he was rebuffed by Democratic Sen. Max Baucus of Montana, Coburn invoked his right to require that an amendment by another Democrat be read aloud. That sent the Senate into limbo, since the amendment by Vermont Independent Bernie Sanders was 767 pages long.
Sounds like reading lengthy legislation aloud is the only way to get legislation read at all in the transparent Washington of Barack Obama, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi.
Kudos, Senator Coburn. Now, just make sure to invoke your right to require that any legislation be read aloud before the Senate votes on it. Wonder if he could require that all Senators be present for the reading lest their vote be tallied as “Nay.”