Every so often Sen. John Hickenlooper’s staff will convince him to bust out his banjo and drop a few painful bars. Why Democrats think the world needs to see or hear this, we aren’t entirely sure.
But yesterday Hick dropped his latest banjo single in support of H.R. 1 on the steps of the U.S. Capitol.
The cringe-worthy performance itself sounded like a mix of drunken slurs and guttural cries.
Cringe won in 2020 and we are living with the consequences https://t.co/GXe1yPv3rg
— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) May 26, 2021
Unfortunately for the world, Belushi was nowhere to be found.
It isn’t often we’ll say something nice about Colorado Pols, but today they get half credit for admitting “Hickenlooper’s banjo plucking is better than his singing.”
— Colorado Pols (@coloradopols) May 26, 2021
If the comments in Pols are any indication it appears there is bipartisan consensus on the matter.
Thankfully the Washington Free Beacon’s Matthew Foldi produced another version that is both a little easier on the ears and more honest about what the bill actually does.
ft Dueling Banjos from Deliverance, as well as @HolmesJosh on @RuthlessPodcast, @Heritage_Action, @OneNationOrg, @SenatorTimScott, and @LeaderMcConnell https://t.co/vGeKDZkTtv pic.twitter.com/NfYerO4oN1
— Matthew Foldi (@MatthewFoldi) May 26, 2021
The bill itself is called the “For the People” Act, but the only “people” who stand to benefit from the legislation are politicians like Hickenlooper.
The legislation would invalidate state election laws across the country and send taxpayer dollars straight into the campaign coffers of Democrats.
Under H.R. 1’s prescribed 6:1 matching ratio, Sen. Michael Bennet’s campaign would have been eligible for $808,209 of taxpayer dollars in the first quarter of 2021 alone.
It’s hardly surprising Democrats are so excited about this bill.
In Colorado, the legislation would also completely rewrite state law and undermine the existing election system.
[HR 1] would push back the deadline to return ballots from Election Day, in most cases, to a week later, which Williams said would diminish voter confidence and delay results. He said the proposal also would overturn Colorado’s signature-verification process, a measure widely praised as vital to ensuring integrity of the ballot.
Luckily, H.R. 1 faces Democrat opposition in the Senate from West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin and Arizona Sen. Kristen Sinema.
If either of the two have second thoughts about the bill, we can only hope they take a moment to listen to Hick.