Chuck U. Schumer lived down to his nickname this week as he got angry about his non-existent Senate mandate being thwarted by little things like …the rules.
How can he exert unearned one-party control of the country if the rules keep getting in the way of his power? Simple — he’ll just change the rules so that he can do whatever the hell he wants.
But he’d have us believe TRUMP is the grave threat to every institution of our Democracy. That’s going to be the talking point going forward, and Dems will be leveraging the media’s coming exploitation of the anniversary of Jan 6 to do exactly that.
Pay no attention to the party trying to (unconstitutionally) federalize state voter laws, or openly discussing packing the courts, or refusing to enforce existing immigration laws, or running rogue investigations subpoenaing the personal communications of pretty much any Republican they don’t like?
No, they want us to think REPUBLICANS are the threat to Democracy.
That’s strange because Chuck’s latest statement sure sounds like an ‘or else your precious democracy’s gonna get it’ kind of threat.
Schumer is leveraging the emotion of the January 6 event — for which even WaPo has walked back their Trump ‘incitement’ allegations — as an emergency in which new federal measures need to be put into place.
(You DO notice it’s always about the centralization of power into FEWER hands with these people, right?)
Chuck is going to hide behind MLK — whose ‘colorblind’ vision his party’s obscene race essentialist policies expressly repudiates — to push his socialist agenda.
“Our Caucus has fought back against these assaults, uniting behind comprehensive legislation that would address these threats to our democracy,” Schumer went on. “Sadly, these common-sense solutions to defend our democracy have been repeatedly blocked by our Republican colleagues, who seem wholly uninterested in taking any meaningful steps to stem the rising tide of anti-democratic sentiment still being stoked by the former president today. In June, August, October, and once more in November, Republicans weaponized arcane Senate rules to prevent even a simple debate on how to protect our democracy.”
Schumer argued that the Senate “must adapt” and “evolve, like it has many times before” and quoted one of his predecessors as majority leader, Democrat Robert Byrd of West Virginia: “Congress is not obliged to be bound by the dead hand of the past.”
“We hope our Republican colleagues change course and work with us,” the majority leader concluded. “But if they do not, the Senate will debate and consider changes to Senate rules on or before January 17, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, to protect the foundation of our democracy: free and fair elections.” —NYPost
Quoting an actual KKK leader — he was an ‘Exalted Cyclops’ actually — for a cynical ploy being made while lurking in MLK’s shadow is a BOLD play, Chuck. Even left-wing hacks over at SLATE called him a KKK leader.
Sure he denounced them after the fact. But that means he STILL has a more direct connection to white supremacy — than the Republicans, including black Republicans — who are routinely accused of being secretly ‘white supremacist’.
And Democrats would never, EVER, under any circumstances accept any apology from a Republican.
As for Republicans ‘weaponizing’ the Senate? He’s so full of crap.
Remember in the closing days of 2018 when Republicans got a budget bill that funded the wall through Congress? Schumer filibustered until the clock ran out on the 115th Congress, triggering the Schumer Shutdown.
When Congress came back, Pelosi was holding the gavel and the bill that was passed in the House died in the Senate.
Schumer has the GALL to blame others for ‘weaponizing’ the Filibuster?
We need to shut him down.
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