Dems Threaten Filibuster, Promise Permanent Election Chaos
Their legislation represents the real threat to voting rights and our Republic.
For the rest of the week, Democrats and their accomplices in the Leftmedia are doing everything they can to hype the anniversary of January 6, making faux-somber pronouncements about “democracy” and issuing dire warnings about the “right-wing extremists” who supposedly threaten it. And then Democrats will turn right around and attempt to make permanent the very election fraud and chaos that brought a mob to Washington last January with legislation that constitutes the real ultimate threat to voting rights and our Republic.
The worst part is that Democrats know exactly what cynical game they’re playing.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer explicitly tied the two things together when he announced Monday that the Democrats’ new top priority after the crashing and burning of Build Back Better is to revisit their so-called “voting rights” legislation, HR 1 and HR 4.
“Let me be clear,” Schumer opined in a letter, “January 6th was a symptom of a broader illness — an effort to delegitimize our election process, and the Senate must advance systemic democracy reforms to repair our republic or else the events of that day will not be an aberration — they will be the new norm.”
He’s complaining because Republicans in numerous states have passed legislation to protect election integrity. Therefore, Schumer wrote, Democrats “will make clear that what happened on Jan. 6 and the one-sided, partisan actions being taken by Republican-led state legislatures across the country are directly linked.”
Indeed, those events are linked — but only because Americans of every stripe want (or ought to want) elections to be free, fair, and accurate. The people who rallied at the Capitol last January 6 were angry because the 2020 election was NOT free, fair, or accurate. Some may blame voting machines, but the real culprit was the Democrats’ fraudulent bulk-mail ballot strategy. They didn’t need machine shenanigans when they could flood the zone with mail ballots that came from either misinformed citizens who wouldn’t have otherwise voted or from heaven-knows-who filing fraudulent ballots that were never going to be actually validated by an underpaid election worker glancing at a signature.
Rioting led by a shirtless dude in a horn hat was a bad response, but that does not invalidate the complaint that the 2020 election was severely tainted, if not stolen.
Nevertheless, says Schumer, if Senate Republicans stand their ground against the Democrats’ blatant power grab, Democrats will vote on nuking the legislative filibuster. In other words, they’ll take a “one-sided, partisan action” so as to enable more “one-sided, partisan actions.”
The Democrats’ election legislation would invalidate numerous fairly and legally enacted state laws by commandeering the constitutionally prescribed election process and putting it under congressional control. Their aim is more Democrat votes, whether authentic or not.
Speaking of one-sided, Democrats aim to limit voter ID requirements around the nation, even though voter ID has as much as 80% public support. It would be even higher if the media would report honestly about it. Democrats, however, argue that requiring voter ID hurts minorities, apparently because they think minorities are inherently less capable of procuring one. Is it just us, or is that racist?
Notably, to justify his rationale for Senate rules changes, Schumer quoted the late Senator Robert Byrd, who cut his political teeth as a prominent member of the KKK.
As political analyst Rich Lowry points out, that’s not all. “We are to believe,” he writes, “that the only way to counteract the furies unleashed on Jan. 6 is by imposing same-day voter registration and no-excuse mail voting on the states, ending partisan gerrymandering, and requiring the counting of ballots that arrive up to seven days after Election Day, among other provisions completely irrelevant to events that day or afterward.”
This has nothing to do with “voting rights” or feigned concern over the so-called “insurrection” on January 6. Democrats want power by any means necessary.
We’ll close with two quotes:
“We are on the precipice of a crisis. A constitutional crisis. The checks and balances which have been at the core of this republic are about to be evaporated by the nuclear option. The checks and balances which say that if you get 51% of the vote, you don’t get your way 100% of the time. … They will change the rules, break the rules, misread the Constitution so that they will get their way. … They want to make this country into a banana republic where if you don’t get your way, you change the rules. That … is what we call abuse of power.” —Chuck Schumer, 2005
“The ‘nuclear option’ would eviscerate the Senate and turn it into the House of Representatives. It is not only a bad idea, it upsets the constitutional design and it disserves the country.” —Joe Biden, 2005
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