Posts Tagged ‘filibuster’

Protect the filibuster or preserve our democracy, which shall it be?

The filibuster is alive and well in the U.S. Senate and now appears to have become a permanent part of that government legislative body. Minority leader McConnell uses it as a club to “kill” any legislation that he determines is not in his best interests.  What’s ironic is that the Democrats have the power to […]

Texas state senator ends 15-hour filibuster; voting bill passes

She hugged her Democratic colleagues after finally putting down the microphone. Minutes later, the bill passed 18-11 in the Senate, although the measure is now once again stalled since Democrats continue to stay away from the state House of Representatives in a standoff that has now entered a 32nd day. Alvarado’s filibuster began hours after […]

Hank Johnson: Filibuster ‘A Relic of the Racist Past’ and ‘No Longer Effective in Advancing the Just Will of a Minority’

On Friday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Ayman Mohyeldin Reports,” Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) argued that “the filibuster, which is a relic of the racist past of this nation, is no longer effective in advancing the just will of a minority.” Johnson stated, “Well, that entire filibuster is hurting efforts on so many fronts. But certainly, on […]

We can have the filibuster or democracy, but not both

The American political system is complicated, but fixing it doesn’t have to be. Voters of all stripes broadly agree on the kinds of changes they’d like to see. We need less money in politics. It should be easier to vote — early, in person, or by mail. And voters should be able to pick their […]

CNN’s Lemon to Manchin and Sinema: ‘Don’t Hide Behind the Filibuster’ – Just Say ‘Black and Brown People’s Votes Should Be Restricted’

On Thursday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Don Lemon Tonight,” host Don Lemon stated that Sens. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) shouldn’t “hide behind the filibuster” and if they won’t support breaking the filibuster to pass voting rights legislation, they should just say “I don’t want to do it. I don’t want to do this. Because […]

Vulnerable Democrat Conor Lamb Makes Radical Left Turn: ‘Filibuster Has to Go’

Democrat Rep. Conor Lamb (PA) showed he is moving further towards the radical left in a statement Saturday, saying he believes “the filibuster has to go.” In the series of tweets, he explained his reasoning behind ending the filibuster after the voting that took place in the Senate this past week. Senate Republicans were able […]

Poll: 52 Percent Support Senate Filibuster to Block Tax Increases

A Monmouth University poll reported Thursday 52 percent of Americans support the Senate filibuster when used to block tax increases. The polls asked whether the filibuster should be used to block “tax rate change” legislation. In this instance, the majority of Americans support the filibuster. The poll’s margin of error is +/- 3.5 percentage points and […]

Lindsey Graham Slams Democrats: If Filibuster Is ‘Tool of Racism, Why Did They Use It So Much?’

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) defended the filibuster on Thursday, which his Democrat colleagues have routinely characterized as racist, questioning why the left has used the supposed “tool of racism so much” when they were in the minority. “The President of the United States … has called every Republican, every person who supports Georgia voting reform, […]

Senate Filibuster Is the Only Thing Protecting US From Demonic Evil, Claim Tony Perkins and Jim Garlow

Religious-right leader Jim Garlow appeared on Tony Perkins’ “Pray Vote Stand” podcast Wednesday night, where Garlow said that the possibility that Senate Democrats might do away with filibuster rules that allow a minority to block legislation is a question of “good versus evil, of the struggle of angelic beings against the demonic forces.” He warned […]

WATCH: All roads lead back to the filibuster

The ongoing debate over filibuster reform took center stage in political news this week. TARA and EUGENE look back at Biden’s response over eliminating the filibuster during his first official press conference on Thursday. They also discuss why the filibuster is the only way Democrats can pass legislation on gun control and voting rights. Watch […]

Fili-fix the Filibuster?

POLITICO Illustration/AP Photo Black civil rights leaders, voting rights advocates and elected officials are putting more and more pressure on Senate Democrats to nix the filibuster. The argument? Keep the filibuster OR pass voting rights legislation… ’cause you can’t do both! Playbook author Eugene Daniels and reporter Zach Montellaro dig into the politics behind the […]

‘End the filibuster and pass gun safety laws. Now’: Colorado massacre intensifies demands for action

After a gunman armed with an AR-15-style rifle killed 10 people in a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado on Monday, progressives intensified pressure on Democrats to use their slim majority in Congress to finally eliminate the legislative filibuster and approve substantial gun safety laws over foreseeable GOP obstruction. “We’re absolutely heartbroken for everyone who has been impacted,” progressive […]

To hell with the filibuster

[Before the Civil War] when Americans spoke of filibusters, they meant private armed groups mounting criminal military expeditions against foreign countries from U.S. territory…As filibustering faded away as a word for military aggression, it naturally morphed into political applications for aggressively stalling laws. ~Robert E. May, February 27, 2021  It’s no surprise that the word […]

Joe Biden Undercuts Democrats by Renewing Opposition to Ditching Filibuster

President Joe Biden undercut the leadership of his own party in the United States Senate on Friday by signaling his continuing opposition to scrapping the legislative filibuster. White House press secretary Jennifer Psaki was asked during a briefing if Biden still believed the filibuster should remain in tact even as members of Senate Democrat leadership […]

Manchin: I Will Not Support Ending Filibuster, Packing Court

On Monday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Special Report,” Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) reiterated his promise to oppose packing the court or ending the filibuster. After viewing a clip of his earlier vow, Manchin responded, “It’s all the same. Source 00

Democrats Ready Coalition to Kill Senate Filibuster Should Biden Win

A cadre of high-profile Democrats are assembling a coalition to kill the Senate filibuster should former Vice President Joe Biden win this November and the party take full control of Congress. NBC News reported on Friday that a new group called Fix our Senate was in the early stages of getting up and running. The […]

As the Filibuster Goes, So Goes the GOP By Patrick J. Buchanan

“After abolishing the filibuster, says Obama, Democrats should ram through statehood for Puerto Rico and D.C., thereby expanding the Senate to 104 members, and adding four new Democratic senators. That new Senate, says Obama, should enact every law possible to enlarge and expand the electorate, including extending the ballot to ex-convicts.” “When the people find […]

‘Monuments to Racism’: Anti-Trump activists and RNC attendees debate separation walls in the US and Israel

The first day of the Republican National Convention passed only with new heights of bizarre offensiveness, but not violence. But there are still three more days to go. Melania Trump looks like she plagiarized Michelle Obama’s 2008 DNC speech, Iowa Congressman Steve King went on MSNBC and said that white people have contributed more to […]

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