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Top Biden ally Jim Clyburn pleads with him & Kamala to scrap filibuster for election reform...Biden will rally the troops Tuesday in Philly

basquebromance

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does Biden have the authority to do that, though?


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If the two voting rights bills before Congress don’t reach Biden’s desk soon, Clyburn said, “Democrats can kiss the majority goodbye.”

“I can see in a state like Georgia — where people stepped up in January in a way nobody thought they ever would — I can see the disappointment in the voters to the extent that [Sen. Rafael] Warnock would not be back,” he added.

In response to Clyburn’s comments, a White House official noted Biden’s respect and admiration for the congressman and the president’s support for a talking filibuster, which requires a senator or group of senators to physically be on the floor to stall a bill. But Biden has dodged questions about whether he believes filibustered legislation should no longer have to meet a 60-vote threshold to pass.

I hope that the president gets a little more aggressive,” said Rep. John Yarmuth (D-Ky.), who could lose his seat if Republicans decide to gerrymander the districts in Kentucky during redistricting. “Obviously they have a very full plate and they're trying to deal with a lot of things [but] there are many of us who believe that particularly after the Supreme Court decision that we really are at a critical juncture in terms of protecting Democracy.”

Yarmuth added that Democrats have a “deep fear” about “what happens to our democracy period. Not who wins in 2022, what happens to democracy.”
 

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Biden has nothing to do with the filibuster. It's a Senate matter.
 

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Yarmuth is another dolt, the word 'democracy' is not in the Constitution. We are a Republic, not a democracy.
 

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Biden has nothing to do with the filibuster. It's a Senate matter.
Yep. It's a simple rules change and can be accomplished on a tiebreaker vote by Harris. So far, Manchin and Sinema calculate they'd lose if they support it but with over a year to go, I expect the Dems to stop being nice about it and to "convince" them to do what's "best" for the country.
HR1 is a call to battle. It will effectively make America a single-party nation and there will be no end to the tyranny it will allow. Like-minded states should IMMEDIATELY begin consultations and negotiations for a secessionist movement the MOMENT HR1 is signed into law.
 

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This is going to sound crazy from me but I say get rid of it!
 
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"if Biden dies, and Kamala becomes president, will she do her famous cackle laugh upon hearing the news?" - Dick Morris
 

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Manchin would switch parties before voting to end the filibuster.
The dem's crazy agenda is toast.
 

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You're right, that is crazy.
The filibuster is one of the tools that keeps either party from driving the US over a cliff.
Nah, we are already over the cliff, so why keep something that is just going to get nuke sooner than later?
 

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Nah, we are already over the cliff, so why keep something that is just going to get nuke sooner than later?
I hope you are wrong that we are already over the cliff.
Sinema's vote to stop the dem's $3.5T "social infrastructure bullshit" is encouraging.
 

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