Apparently, neither Senator Krysten Sinema nor Senator Joe Manchin are permitted to deviate from the Democrat Party’s increasingly draconian line.
Both senators have expressed their continued support for the filibuster, which means that the majority of the Senate supports a supermajority, rather than simple majority, vote for major legislation.
Given that the so-called “voting rights” bill transforms elections in the United States to a potentially irrevocable degree, it is safe to say that moderate Democrats are well within their rights to prefer “thoughtful debate” over partisan attacks.
“This week’s harried discussions about Senate rules are but a poor substitute for what I believe could have and should have been a thoughtful public debate at any time over the past year,” Sinema stated emphatically during a speech on the Senate floor.
“As we debate these measures, the Senate will confront the critical question: Shall the members of this chamber do what is necessary to pass these bills and bring them closer to the president’s desk?” Schumer demanded.
Astonishingly, Schumer actually had the gall to proclaim that the voting “rights” legislation, which effectively diminishes, if not altogether robs, states’ autonomy over their own elections, will apparently force Republicans to “choose which side they stand on.
According to the illustrious wisdom of the constitutionally clueless Schumer, voting in favor of an effective federal takeover of elections is hilariously “protecting democracy,” whereas voting against a takeover apparently serves as “an implicit endorsement of Donald Trump’s big lie.”
Well then. Voting against a federal takeover of elections is “protecting democracy?” Taking away states’ power to monitor and account for their own elections is “protecting democracy?”
No wonder Democrats abuse the terms “democracy” and “freedom” so frequently. They clearly have no idea what either one means.
Which would certainly explain why Schumer is oftentimes short on facts but all too often high on melodrama and political theatrics.
“Today we have just taken the first steps that will put everyone, everyone on the record,” Schumer warned, not even bothering to hide his rather blatant intimidation of moderate Democrats, notably Senators Sinema and Manchin, along with a few others.
Mitch McConnell, who clearly takes issue with Schumer’s declaration that opposing radical Democrats is effectively akin to unilaterally backing Trump, was not terribly impressed by Schumer’s theatrics, particularly since the legislation in question was drafted long before Trump’s so-called “big lies” about the 2020 presidential election.
“The Democratic Leader is using fake hysteria about 2021 state laws to justify a power grab he began floating in 2019 and an election takeover that was first drafted in 2019,” McConnell remarked coolly.
Curiously, 2019 also happened to coincide with Impeachment 1.0, which was based on exactly nothing, though it served as a fantastic distraction from the then-newly spreading COVID virus.
Apparently, Democrats were also busy plotting a federal takeover of elections at the same time they were “impeaching” Trump for his supposed authoritarianism, in a nutshell.
McConnell also observed the rather glaring discrepancies between “voting rights” in generally conservative Georgia and ultra-liberal Delaware (ironically a mass tax haven, no less), further illuminating the smoke and mirrors that comprise the Democrats’ existence.
“10 days of early voting and excuse-only absentees in Delaware is just fine, but 17 days of early voting and no-excuse absentees in Georgia is racist Jim Crow?” McConnell asked in disbelief, further underscoring the Democrats’ general detachment from reality.
The lack of self-awareness amongst that lot buggers belief … and apparently, so do the Democrats’ so-called “supporters,” including the perpetually nefarious political action committees that oftentimes overtly influence public policy, sometimes for a remarkably small percentage of the population.
One such political action committee includes Emily’s List, an entity which has just pompously announced it will no longer support Sinema either.
“Understanding that access to the ballot box and confidence in election results are critical to our work and our country, we have joined with many others to impress upon Sen. Sinema the importance of the pending voting rights legislation in the Senate,” Laphonza Butler, the President of Emily’s List, sniffed.
“So far those concerns have not been addressed,” Butler continued indignantly, snidely adding that Sinema will “find herself standing alone in the next election.
Clearly, Butler didn’t bother to listen to McConnell or anyone else for the facts. Instead, she decides to do what’s simultaneously easy and popular:
“So, we want to make it clear: if Sen. Sinema cannot support a path forward for the passage of this legislation, we believe she undermines the foundations of our democracy, her own path to victory and also the mission of EMILY’s List, and we will be unable to endorse her moving forward,” Butler sneered.
Is that all? Good riddance …
Something suggests Sinema’s unflinching stand for the filibuster, especially critical given the Biden administration now, is a tad more important than the “support” of yet another fair-weather, and ultimately inconsequential, leftist …
Author: Ofelia Thornton