Still crowing about blocking anything Biden tried to accomplish, Senate Minority Leader McConnell watched on January 19th the national voting rights bill go down to defeat on the eve of Biden’s first year in office.
Memo to the media: Senate Republicans filibustering voting rights bills isn't a setback for Democrats. It's a setback for democracy.
There is no middle ground between democracy and fascism. pic.twitter.com/f7wUNN23TW
— Robert Reich (@RBReich) January 20, 2022
The continuing failing of Democrats to pass two of Biden’s main bills rests with the two Senators who keep the Democrats’ slim majority from success.
Perhaps in pieces some of Biden’s BBB (Build Back Better) can get passed but the effects of Republican led state restrictions on voting rights should remain his main legislative objective before the midterms wipe out Democratic control of one or both houses. Our democracy depends on keeping the right to vote safe along with the safe counting of the vote.
This time with the voting bill defeat and the Republican haste to enact minority voting restrictions in the many states where they have legislative control, their racist fear again appears alive and well as they rush to fix a system which isn’t broken and worked perfectly in 2020!
So back to basics, as Biden asked in a recent speech, “What does the GOP stand for?”
— Reuters (@Reuters) January 19, 2022
Clearly not for rights delineated in our founding documents and grudgingly offered to all citizens since.
This is a big deal, Folks.
As Trump gains more barnacles, we see how hollow—and racist—the principles are of the party he controls.
Imagine 100 percent of those GOP Senators want to see our voting rights eroded so they can re-elect Trump or one of his do-nothing clones.
If you are among those in doubt about Biden’s victory all you have to do is send Trump or the innumerable other fakers like Rand Paul and the rabbit hole media sites money and go to one of those Liar in Chief rallies to reinforce your fantasies.
Or you could read or listen to the media (sans Fox and rabbit hole pals) on Biden’s long 1/19 interview. Two versions are here:
If, as a growing majority of us citizens must be, you are concerned about the consequences of ceding all power to the non-governing GOP who doesn’t want to let all citizens vote, then you might recall one of the most popular movies of all time “Gone With The Wind” which in effect lamented the abolition of slavery, a condition still underlying the primary fealty to Trump’s big lie, name the fear that immigration and African Americans are proliferating and taking away the “way it used be”.
Any reasonable analysis of the bounty from new arrivals and the new laws for negroes proves racism wrong.
The proliferation of human numbers remains inadequacy addressed by aid programs which emphasize the brilliant self-sustaining programs of social marketing which you can read about here.
Are you upset? In a funk? Ready to embrace dangerous felons so you don’t need to be vaccinated or politically active?
Okay, now to take a pause and take the strongest medicine I have taken over my 91 years, laughter. Tips on its many redemptive qualities appear here.
But it is not a laughing matter that our new civil war continues. Read here.
“If outright civil war still isn’t likely," @michelleinbklyn observes, “it seems to me more likely than a return to the sort of democratic stability many Americans grew up with.” https://t.co/uytYTOa1Pm
— Jamil Smith جميل كريم (@JamilSmith) January 6, 2022
And just be sure to vote in the midterms.
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