Democrats are desperate to raise trillions in new taxes to spend on
infrastructure the Green New Deal, stack the Supreme Court and give statehood to the occupied militarized zone known as Washington, D.C.
But with the U.S. Senate evenly split 50-50 and the vice president serving as the tie-splitting vote when she’s not ignoring the border crisis, Democrats want to make an historic power grab and eliminate the precedent of the filibuster that requires 60 votes to cut off debate and proceed with controversial bills.
Most folks remember Jimmy Stewart portraying Jefferson Smith in the movie classic “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,” in which the young senator conquers the evil plans of all the political fat cats and party bosses by utilizing the filibuster to persuade enough elected officials to his side.
That’s because Mr. Smith was a racist, and only racists use the Jim Crow racist filibuster to speak for the little guy, according to Democrats.
Anyone who opposes Democrat pork barrel spending or federal power grabs is now a racist, and Republicans who counter with more moderate spending proposals or legislation is pursing Jim Crow, which were segregation laws imposed after the Civil War.
Any state that wants to expand early voting and legalize drop boxes are creating Jim Crow 2.0.
Colorado’s Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet is one of those racists, because he supported the filibuster when it served his party’s purposes when Democrats were in the minority.
That’s what the filibuster does, it offers the minority party a voice, a seat at the table, a bargaining chip.
It was just last year that Bennet marched in lockstep with then-Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to use the filibuster to block the COVID-19 bipartisan rescue package, as well as police reform legislation sponsored by U.S. Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, who is a black man.
Bennet and Democrats didn’t think it was racist to use a filibuster to block police reform authored by a black man a year ago.
In 2017, Bennet signed onto a letter with 60 other senators urging leadership to preserve the tradition and practice of the filibuster and their prerogative to engage in full, robust, and extended debate when legislation is considered.
Regardless of our past disagreements on the issue, we are united in our determination to preserve the ability of Members to engage in extended debate when bills are on the Senate floor.
We are mindful of the unique role the Senate plays in the legislative process, and we are steadfastly committed to ensuring that this great American institution continues to serve as the world’s greatest deliberative body.
Remember this when Democrats move to end the filibuster so they can have absolute power over the Senate with only 51 votes.