Better late than never!
As many are aware, Mitch McConnell has not exactly served as an inspiration for American Patriots in recent times, particularly when he waffled on his vote in Trump’s impeachment trial and continued to bash Trump for quite some time in a public forum after the events of January 6.
One of McConnell’s most egregious errors was to blame Trump for the storming of Capitol Hill, especially when Trump had requested thousands of National Guard members and informed all of his supporters to peacefully protest.
However, it appears that McConnell has finally broken away, at least in part, from his Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) by taking on the Democrats instead.
Unfortunately, it took a pretty big shock for McConnell to refocus his efforts on where they are really needed (i.e., leftist land), rather than on Trump.
And what a shock it is: Democrats are now threatening to abolish the filibuster, which means that instead of having a supermajority vote in the Senate, a simple majority can vote instead. That means Biden’s asinine executive orders could be perversely passed into law much, much more easily.
In other words, given the current setup of the Senate, as well as ultra-leftist Kamala Harris serving as vice president, the Democrats will really have total control over the legislative direction that the nation takes.
Which is precisely why McConnell has suddenly become very loud and very aggressive against the Democrats for proposition the abolition of the filibuster.
“So let me say this very clearly for all 99 of my colleagues. Nobody serving in this chamber can even begin to imagine what a completely scorched-earth Senate would look like … None of us have served one minute in a Senate that was completely drained of comity and consent. This is an institution that requires unanimous consent to turn the lights on before noon, to proceed with a garden-variety floor speech.” [Source: Fox News]
Wow, McConnell! At last, some fire against the side he should have been counteracting all along: the Democrats.
And he is correct: a “scorched-earth Senate” would absolutely be problematic for the government, as well as millions upon millions of Americans, particularly the working, taxpaying Americans.
And as for the Senate apparently having to agree on appropriate times to turn the lights on and off? That’s rather interesting, though “garden-variety floor speech” is even more hilarious.
However, McConnell did not just stop there with his rampaging towards the Democrats; he also warned of what he himself would do if the Democrats continue to mess around with the filibuster.
“I want our colleagues to imagine a world where every single task, every one of them, requires a physical quorum. Which, by the way, the vice president does not count in determining a quorum. This chaos would not open up an express lane for liberal change … The Senate would be more like a 100-car pileup, nothing moving.” [Source: Fox News]
“A 100-car pileup.” Great visual, especially considering the number of rather directionless representatives in the Senate.
Unfortunately, other Democrats, as usual, had to turn the filibuster debate into … you guessed it … a debate on race.
Just ask Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin of Illinois (clearly a Democrat, especially upon reading below).
“Today, nearly 65 years after Strom Thurmond’s marathon defense of Jim Crow, the filibuster is still making a mockery of American democracy. The filibuster is still being misused by some Senators to block legislation urgently needed and supported by strong majorities of the American people … This is what hitting legislative rock bottom looks like. Today’s filibusters have turned the world’s most deliberative body into one of the world’s most ineffectual bodies.”
[Source: Fox News]
“Jim Crow.” Really? Could the Democrats, for once, ever use some more original thinking? Then again, since Democrats have ruined public schools, it is no surprise what they’ve done here.
Fortunately, McConnell finally spoke up, though one can only wonder how different the nation might look now had he spoke up more before.
Even more importantly, imagine how much better McConnell would be positioned now if Trump were in power … as the filibuster disaster likely would not be occurring now.