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Civil rights leaders call Democrats racists for not ending filibuster

March 26, 2021

Over the last several years we have seen the filibuster whittled down to almost being nonexistent. Slowly but surely this process began with Harry Reid when he wanted to push through Barack Obama’s lower court appointees and it continued when Mitch McConnell needed to get Donald Trump’s Supreme Court and cabinet nominees through the Senate.

When doing this Mitch McConnell swore the filibuster on legislation would always remain in effect because the dangers to our democracy are too great, however now with the Democrats in control of the Congress and the Presidency and being unable to get much through the Senate with Republican opposition the talk is again beginning to circulate about ending the filibuster for legislation.

Now civil rights leaders are pulling out all the stops by playing the race card, basically calling Democrats who refuse to end the filibuster racists. Here is more:

Black civil rights leaders, voting rights advocates and elected officials are ramping up their lobbying of Senate Democrats to nix the filibuster, arguing that they can keep the rule in place or pass voting rights legislation, but not both.

Rev. Al Sharpton, the civil rights leader and former presidential candidate, said in an interview that he and others have begun talks to hold town halls and rallies in the home states of senators such as Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), who have said they oppose scrapping the filibuster.

“The pressure that we are going to put on Sinema and Manchin is calling [the filibuster] racist and saying that they are, in effect, supporting racism,” Sharpton said. “Why would they be wedded to something that has those results? Their voters need to know that.”

It is very rare indeed that you hear them admit they are using race as a strategy but there you have it. If you support the filibuster so that the minority party in the country still has a small voice in what happens they are going to call you a racist and as we have seen in the past they will go after you and try to destroy your life, they will not stop at simply voting you out of office.

It is always entertaining when Democratic policies come back to bite Democrats and it is always entertaining when they become victims of their own political correctness, however this will have dire consequences in the end and we know that these Democrats who as of right now oppose ending the filibuster will wilt under the pressure. It is only a matter of time before the filibuster is ended and we can thank Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell for their short-sightedness.

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

5 Comments leave one →
  1. March 26, 2021 6:48 am

    Racist. The word has lost it’s meaning.

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  2. March 26, 2021 3:57 pm

    Yes, the word has been so overused and misused that it means nothing. My new response if someone wants to call me a racist is: “Calling me a racist is like me calling you brilliant.”

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