Late yesterday, Democrats failed to receive the 60 votes needed to continue debate on what Senate Republicans called "The Corrupt Politicians Act." Officially known as the For the People Act of 2021, S.2093/S.1 was widely criticized by the GOP as "a one-party takeover of our political system" that was "designed to ensure that Democrats never lose another election."
But in the aftermath of the 50-50 Senate vote (strictly along party lines), Democrats are -- once again -- railing against the "unfairness" of the filibuster, calling it a "threat to democracy." But the hypocrisy of the radical, unhinged Left's complaints is simply amazing. Why? Because Democrats reportedly used the filibuster 327 times against Republicans and President Trump in 2020 alone.
Now that they have control of the House, Senate and White House, Democrats (and their corrupt partners in the FAKE NEWS media) want to eliminate the filibuster, which has been in place for more than 100 years. Instead of the current 60-vote "super majority" required to pass legislation, Democrats are pining (and whining) for a simple 51-vote majority.
In 2005, then-Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE) said ending the filibuster "is not only a bad idea, it upsets the constitutional design, and it disservices the country." That same year, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) -- who's now Senate Majority Leader -- said eliminating the filibuster would put the nation "on the precipice of a... constitutional crisis." But now, both men (conveniently) dismiss the filibuster as racist, obstructionist and unnecessary.
What's changed in 2021? Democrats are now the majority. The party's far-left fringe wants to change the rules to suit their desires and accomplish their stated goal of "fundamentally transforming the United States of America." But in a 50-50 Senate, should Democrats be allowed to steamroll Republicans to enact Joe Biden's extreme, "progressive" agenda? Or should the GOP fight to keep the filibuster in place and protect against "mob rule" in the Upper Chamber?
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Grassfire wants to know what you think. So, we're re-launching this month's "Save The Filibuster?" QuickPoll to find out where you and other team members stand. Click here or on the "YES!" button below if you want to see Republican and moderate Democrat Senators fight to keep the filibuster. Click here or on the "NO!" button below if you want to see radical Democrats change Senate rules to a simple 51-vote majority.
After 130 years of allowing unlimited debate in the Upper Chamber, Senators adopted the Cloture Rule in 1917. It determined that a two-thirds vote of Senators was needed to end debate on a bill. Fifty-eight years later, in 1975, the number was lowered to three-fifths of the Senate (60 votes). Now, radical Democrats want to change it to a simple majority of 51-votes.
For life, liberty and limited government,
The Grassfire Team
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Democrats used filibuster 327 times, compared to only once by GOP in 2020: Report (Washington Examiner)
Why the 'Silent' Filibuster Is Unconstitutional (The Atlantic)
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