Democrats move from Build Back Better to illiberal ‘voting rights’ bill
Unable to pass their welfare state expansion with a simple majority, Democrats set aside Build Back Better. Prepare now for the entire left-wing infrastructure – politicians as well as the establishment press – to switch from the bogus “social safety net” bill to the bogus “voting rights bill. “, which will quickly become the most essential bill in the history of the republic.
Last week, Senate Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders, who not too long ago called the simple Build Back Better framework “by far the most important piece of legislation ever passed in the country. world, “told reporters it was more important to get a” vote “from the Senate.
The “Jim Crow 2.0” slander – aimed at the Twittersphere because there isn’t a single competitive race in 2022 in which the “voting rights” attacks will make a difference – will only succeed in eroding confidence in the players. elections. The demagogic lie that “democracy” is under attack in states that use basic standards of voter integrity is an emotional appeal that does not stand up to scrutiny.
Republicans should embrace the debate. Democrats may continue to treat voter ID requirements as if they were voting taxes, but most Americans support the standard which, incidentally, only existed a few years before the 2020 election lawlessness. .
That said, the “voting rights” urgency is also supposed to continue to pave the way for blasting legislative obstruction. Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.), Who has been involved in more than 300 obstructions over the Donald Trump years and signed a letter in 2017 imploring Mitch McConnell to preserve the “existing rules, practices and traditions” of the obstruction – and only a few months ago was he criticizing former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid for attacking the process – spoke out in favor of removing filibuster on Thursday.
Here, too, it is very doubtful that moderates such as the Senses. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema – or even a number of other low-level moderates – are helping to explode a Senate standard to appease the far left. Manchin has been asked about filibuster “reform” about a billion times, and each time, to the dismay of progressives on Twitter, he responded with the same answer: no.
Indeed, even if blatant hypocrites such as Warner succeeded in killing the filibuster, it is not clear that Senate Democrats would be able to find the votes needed to pass a “voting rights bill.” Type HR 1, which would not only replace hundreds of existing laws. but require states to count postal votes 10 days after polling day to allow the collection of ballots, allow criminals to vote, ban basic voter identification laws and create councils to redraw the ballots. districts (while undermining the right to freedom of expression with a host of new electoral regulations).
Ultimately, Senate Democrats would almost surely be pressured into adopting a watered-down version, which would still likely face legal challenges from many states. Are Red State Democrats willing to dispense with a long-standing Senate standard for, if at all, fleeting partisan gain?
In addition to advocating the removal of filibuster and the annulment of state elections, the lawsuits are also making a comeback. In anticipation of Build Back Better’s abandonment this year, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) Has spoken out in favor of an illiberal judicial wrap plan. Of course, the chances of the Senate destroying the justice system are still quite low.
These are largely questions and debates that political types (myself included) might welcome, but they don’t even fit into the polls measuring the priorities of American voters. These positions simply serve to highlight the radicalism and tone deafness of many modern Democrats, deprived of the comforts of complaining about Trump every day.
And the closer we get to the mid-term of 2022, the greater the lift will be in getting the reconciliation bill passed. The more Democrats tried to sell it, in fact, the less popular it became. In neighborhoods that matter in 2022, it’s almost certainly quite unpopular. Instead, Democrats decided to win the vote on Twitter.