Among the many things I tried to warn voters about before the 2020 election was that if the Senate were tied, Democrats would attempt to do away with the filibuster so they could cram a radical left agenda down America’s throat with just 51 votes. They did that with the “COVID-19” bill that did more to bail out corrupt blue state leaders than it did to fight the virus, but that was passed off as a “budget reconciliation” bill. That trick won’t work for everything, so now, the push is on to eliminate the filibuster.
President Biden is pushing for it. Democrats like Dick Durbin, who previously said it would spell the end of the Senate as the Founders intended it, are now all for it. And “moderate” Sen. Joe Manchin is already wavering under pressure, signaling that he would be open to “weakening” the filibuster, like making Senators who cite it have to keep talking 24/7, which would mean merely delaying the radical bills rather than stopping them.
Republican leader Mitch McConnell was unusually blunt in responding to this latest attempt at a radical left power grab. He warned Democrats that if they “break the Senate,” they can’t even begin to imagine the “scorched earth policy” that Republicans will put them through. He said the partisan gridlock of the Obama and Trump eras will look like “child’s play” compared to what will be unleashed. Mincing no words, he also compared it to a “100-car pile-up.” He’s previously talked about what that would look like, with Republicans using every parliamentary procedure and rule of order in the book to grind the Senate to a dead halt so that nothing could even get out of committee, much less make it to a vote.
It’s certainly not a recipe for effective government, but when the alternative is the kind of high-taxing, budget-blowing, freedom-crushing, government-bloating radicalism we’re seen from the Democrats so far, then gridlock would, indeed, be the best thing for America.
Joe Manchin is just as far-left as Ilhan Omar ( has she disappeared? ) Joe is a BS Democrat.
Out of this world.
Maher is a left-winger, but might be unwoking. He occasionally is funny.
The Enlightened Editor: Who is one of your top 5 cat-repulsive creatures, LL ?
Fact Checked Cat: The four-letter-word Nancy Pigleosi. She is the most evil, repugnant, toxic, sleazy, slimy, repulsive, smelly, slovenly, bad seed from a mating between Satan and his top Demon. She reminds me of an infected sore or cut that has become infected and is full of puss. After a while the surrounding skin turns yellow, green, purple, etc. Here are some interesting items.
Four-letter-word Nancy wants to give the MSM taxpayer money and remove them from monopoly control.
Four-letter-word Nancy is a dictator, and is destroying Congress. The dems follow her for the bribes she sends to their states, only 9 percent of the 1.9 Trillion just passed bill is for COVID 19 relief. She is trying to nullify a certified election in Iowa.
Nancy wanted the Capitol trashed.
The dems want power to start a nuclear war.
She wants to influence the military, which is a tad out of her corrupt HOR duties. She can use the 25th Amendment on Joe.
Joe is in charge of our vaccines. MST suggests that the technicians must be goofy, and trained by one of Nancy’s Impeachment personnel ( Schiff or Nadler ).
Nancy and the dems care about your future.
We should bring Chinese drivers here, and only let them drive when the Congress is adjourning. I saw Hunter in one crash.
Here is a past example of today’s troubles. I found protest, liquor, masks, 5 minority groups wanting the same thing, and several big time stars. Big stars, big sky, big monuments, big music, and big torches.
Explanation: Clouds of stardust drift through this deep skyscape, across the Perseus molecular cloud some 850 light-years away. Dusty nebulae reflecting light from embedded young stars stand out in the nearly 2 degree wide telescopic field of view. With a characteristic bluish color reflection nebula NGC 1333 is at center, vdB 13 at top right, with rare yellowish reflection nebula vdB 12 near the top of the frame. Stars are forming in the molecular cloud, though most are obscured at visible wavelengths by the pervasive dust. Still, hints of contrasting red emission from Herbig-Haro objects, the jets and shocked glowing gas emanating from recently formed stars, are evident in NGC 1333. The chaotic environment may be similar to one in which our own Sun formed over 4.5 billion years ago. At the estimated distance of the Perseus molecular cloud, this cosmic scene would span about 40 light-years.
Tomorrow’s picture: pixels in space