Prepare for palpitations of rage from the Biden administration, as evidenced by Kamala’s little tantrum following a Senate vote.
After all, in spite of the fake news media and Democrats’ best attempts to shove through the ironically titled “For the People Act,” also known as H.R. 1 and S. 1, the Republicans resoundingly smacked down the bill in the Senate, which required at least 60 votes to pass through.
Needless to say, this act really isn’t for the people at all, but it sure is in favor of making elections even easier to “manage” in the future.
In April, the White House made rather remarkably strong statements regarding the state of democracy in the United States, which is rather ironic given the likely way in which the current president came to power.
“Democracy is in peril, here, in America … The right to vote – a sacred right in this country – is under assault with an intensity and an aggressiveness we have not seen in a long time.” [Source: Fox News]
Don’t worry Biden. Everyone is well more than aware of the fact that voter integrity has been under “assault” for quite some time … from your party.
Fortunately, Mitch McConnell decided to have a spine regarding this particular bill, and he called it out for exactly what it is: a federal attempt at taking over the election process while the Democrats are in power, which, of course, would strongly support the likelihood of effectively permanent Democrat leadership.
“Senate Democrats seem to have reached a so-called ‘compromise’ election takeover among themselves. In reality, the plan endorsed by Stacey Abrams is no compromise … It still subverts the First Amendment to supercharge cancel culture and the left’s name-and-shame campaign model …
It takes redistricting away from state legislatures and hands it over to computers … And it still retains S1’s rotten core: an assault on the fundamental idea that states, not the federal government, should decide how to run their own elections.” [Source: Axios]
Thank you, McConnell, for calling out exactly what the “For the People” Act is: “rotten.”
Now, if only such strong language had been available earlier this year, though
Some Democrats, of course, will be chomping at the bit even more for the filibuster to be removed, as the removal of the filibuster would mean only a simple majority would be necessary to pass legislation that permits the federal government to screw around in other states’ elections.
However, a couple of other Democrats, Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema, a more “moderate” Democrat like Senator Manchin, already made it clear that they are not in favor of eliminating the filibuster purely to ram through Democrat-spearheaded legislation.
“To those who want to eliminate the legislative filibuster to pass the For the People Act (voting-rights legislation I support and have co-sponsored), I would ask: Would it be good for our country if we did, only to see that legislation rescinded a few years from now and replaced by a nationwide voter-ID law or restrictions on voting by mail in federal elections, over the objections of the minority?” [Source: Fox News]
Fair point, and though she is clearly supporting the wrong horse, she at least has enough sense to not arbitrarily eliminate the filibuster for one victory.
Unlike perpetual whiner Chuck Schumer, who has already thrown a predictable fit over the Republicans protecting the nation, namely by blocking such legislation.
“I want to be clear about what just happened on the Senate floor … Every single Senate Republican just voted against starting debate … on legislation to protect Americans’ voting rights …
This vote, I’m ashamed to say, is further evidence that voter suppression has become part of the official platform of the Republican Party.” [Source: Fox News]
Sure, Schumer, sure.
Showing ID is apparently “suppression,” huh? Try that approach next time you go through TSA … or are you likely above that as well?
However, Biden predictably made another stunningly dangerous claim, namely that the Republicans’ vote signifies “an ongoing assault of voter suppression that represents a Jim Crow era in the 21st Century.”
Like that’s not going to already inflame sky-high racial tensions across the United States. Thanks, Biden, for “finishing” the Obama administration’s horrible job, as stated directly by Obama himself.
Quite the “unifier,” Biden turned out to be, didn’t he?
Author: Jane Jones