Joe Biden and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer say they want to pass "voting rights" legislation this week, but the Upper Chamber's 60-vote rule is stopping them. Is their real goal to kill filibuster so Democrats can enact the radical, unhinged Left's unpopular, socialist agenda? Please see below and vote in our new "Save The Filibuster?" QuickPoll. --Grassfire
Radical Democrats are continuing to throw huge legislative temper tantrums because they can't pass Joe Biden's far-Left, socialist agenda. The Senate's 60-vote requirement to pass most bills in the Upper Chamber has become a frustrating roadblock for Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) -- and he plans to take action against it THIS WEEK. That's according to the office Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).
When Republicans were in power, Democrats LOVED the filibuster. In 2005, then-Senator Biden (D-DE) sang its praises, saying: "The Senate is not meant to be a place of pure majoritarianism." But now that their party controls the White House, Senate AND House of Representatives, Biden and Schumer have no problem trying to usher in an age of majority rule.
An email sent by McConnell's staff to Grassfire this morning warns: "The President of the United States and the Senate Majority Leader are colluding to destroy the institution of the Senate simply because they can't seem to handle their far-left/progressive flank and explain to them how terrible this is for the country."
The GOP insists Schumer is trying to "break the Senate and silence millions of Americans' voices so they can take over elections and ram through their radical agenda." McConnell's office said today: "Democrats continue to divert attention from their dramatically stuck $5 Trillion Reckless Tax & Spending Spree – Big Government Socialist Takeover by pivoting ... yet again ... to their bevy of election takeover bills."
Democrats' continued railing against the "unfairness" of the filibuster by calling it a "threat to democracy" (and other things) is the height of hypocrisy. Why? Because Democrats reportedly used the filibuster 327 times against Republicans and President Trump in 2020 alone.
Now that they control the House, Senate and White House, Democrats (with the help of their corrupt partners in Big Tech and FAKE NEWS) 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.
+ + NEW: Vote In Grassfire's "Save The Filibuster?" QuickPoll Now!
Grassfire wants to know what you think. Please vote in our new "Save The Filibuster?" QuickPoll. We want to know 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.
Also in 2005, Sen. Biden said ending the filibuster "is not only a bad idea, it upsets the constitutional design, and it disservices the country." That same year, Schumer insisted eliminating the Senate's 60-vote threshold would put the nation "on the precipice of a... constitutional crisis." But now, both men (conveniently) dismiss the filibuster as racist, obstructionist and unnecessary.
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.
What's changed in 2022? 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?
For life, liberty and limited government,
The Grassfire Team
P.S. Please note that our polls are not scientific, nor are they meant to endorse any candidate or official position. While they're for informational purposes only, we're confident our QuickPolls accurately reflect the views of "America First" patriots across this great nation.
Senate Update Jan 10 2022 (The Office of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell)
Democrats used filibuster 327 times, compared to only once by GOP in 2020: Report (Washington Examiner)
Why the 'Silent' Filibuster Is Unconstitutional (The Atlantic)
Obama: "Fundamentally Transforming the United States of America" (FOX News via YouTube)
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