The Patriot Post® · Biden's Fili-Bluster — Turley Slays His Party Hypocrites

By Mark Alexander ·

This week, in analysis under the title, “Kyrsten Sinema’s courage, Washington hypocrisy and the politics of rage,” legal scholar Jonathan Turley, the Shapiro Professor of Public Interest Law at George Washington University, took on members of his own Democrat Party.

What follows are key excerpts from his analysis:

Both [Sen. Kyrsten] Sinema (D-AZ) and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) have refused to be bullied into changing the filibuster rule — a rule that forces the parties into dialogue and compromise. …

Liberal commentators this week went after Sinema with sputtering, blind fury, many mocking that she became emotional as she described the anger and divisions in the country.

MSNBC host Lawrence O'Donnell wrote: “Sinema delivers the Senate’s stupidest speech by a Democrat in an edge-of-tears voice to give childish words a melodramatic effect.‘ One-time MSNBC host Keith Olbermann tweeted that Sinema 'needs to resign or be removed from office immediately … [she] has become a menace to the continuation of American democracy.’ MSNBC’s Malcolm Nance went further and said Sinema’s staff should ‘resign at the shame of being handmaidens to the death of Democracy.”

Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin, who previously called for burning down the Republican Party, tweeted: “Sinema is effectively asking the authors of Jim Crow and vote-rigging to give their permission for her to stop it. This is worse than incoherent or cowardice. It’s a moral disgrace. Ask the segregationists for permission to vote for Civil Rights Act?” …

The “Jim Crow on steroids” reference to the Georgia election law was voiced by President Biden, who has now yielded entirely to rage politics. …

The president, who once insisted he would be the nation’s unifier, has discovered the license of rage politics — the same license shown by those who chased Sinema into a bathroom last year. Likewise, after Sinema’s floor speech, ACLU staffer Sarah Michelsen was thrilled to see Sinema close to tears and encouraged activists to “keep going” with the attacks because they are “breaking her.”

In the age of rage, civility is repulsive and intolerable. Sinema made herself a reference point that exposed how unhinged many of her fellow Democrats have become.

For his part, Joe Manchin stood his ground, making his position on Biden’s so-called “voter rights” legislation clear, and reiterating there is no infringement on voter rights: “The law is there. The rules are there… The government will stand behind [voters] and make sure they have the right to vote. We have that… We act like we’re going to obstruct people from voting [if Biden’s bill does not pass]. That’s not going to happen.”

Turley isn’t the only one who pegs Democrats. The late Rush Limbaugh said some things about elections that might be more pertinent now than ever.

Recall that before the 2020 elections, Limbaugh warned about Joe Biden’svoter rights” legislation — which is actually an effort to institutionalize voter fraud and, in effect, as Limbaugh noted, “end elections.”

According to Rush:

[Democrats] resent the whole premise behind elections. Look, they don’t believe they should have to persuade anybody to agree with them. Therefore, they don’t believe in campaigns. They don’t believe in the free, open exchange of ideas. …

Elections are the result of persuading millions of people to support you. They resent having to do that. … They can’t persuade a majority of Americans to support Black Lives Matter. … They can’t persuade a majority of Americans to go along with their ideas on guns and eliminating free speech. …

Those are things they’re gonna have to force on people, and they are more than willing and eager to force that stuff on you, but they need the power to do it… The modern-day Democrats have to go through the motions of campaigning, and they have to go through the motions of trying to win the hearts and minds of voters. But they resent the hell out of it.

And in their world, it’s the one thing standing in their way: This need, this requirement to win elections. And I’m just telling you: As soon as they can figure out a way to eliminate elections, they will do it.