Dems Mount Another Attempt At John Lewis Voting Rights Bill | Talking Points Memo

Senate Democrats on Wednesday are trying once again to hold a vote on the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act — though like other attempts at voting rights progress this year, even a formal debate on the bill is a longshot, given Republicans’ use of the filibuster. 


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://talkingpointsmemo.com/?p=1393218

Why are they wasting time getting these voting rights bills filibustered? What they really need to get filibustered is the Giving Every Person In Arizona and West Virginia $10,000 Each Act of 2021.

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Sens. Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) are alone among Democrats for their opposition to changing the filibuster rules, at least publicly.

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Should just do it daily, give Manchin a regular reminder that everything is dead unless he and Sinema finally bend on the filibuster.

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Good luck with that.

Both recognize that they’re in deep water, but they also know that they hold the winning hand in a tied senate.

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I’d first like to make it formally clear that this is not ad any particular hominem, but if you deliberately ignore this situation, if you pretend that 48 is a bigger number than 50, if you do that in order to opine that the Democrats have a majority and haven’t “done anything” with it, you can GFY. Again, just an if-then thing directed at no particular person.

:innocent:

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Keep at it. Dont stop.

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BrandNewHeavies

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Someone give me a reasonable explanation, other than racism that the GQP has gone from passing renewals for decades to not even considering it?

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It’s DOA.

“Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), the lone Democratic hold out on the legislation over the summer, announced his support for a slightly-amended version of the bill on Tuesday”

No he did not. Unless and until he’s announced that he’s willing to kill the filibuster for it (this or anything else), then he has not announced his support for it.

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It’s just numbers. There are more Dem-leaning folks out there, of all races, than there are republicans.

In a 100%-participation election, Dems would win even in most of the severely-gerrymandered districts.

Therefore, it’s all about voter suppression. But it’s an equal-opportunity voter suppression, targeting the smorgasboard of Dem voter demographics vice being a simple binary decision about race.

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They’ve abandoned democracy.
They’ve embraced obstructionism for its own sake.
They crave power and will do anything to get it—including destroying the country.

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Just to lighten up the day after . . .

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I don’t get this though - if they destroy the country then they destroy the power they were seeking too.

and hahahahahahahahahaha

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Men who are that driven do not care.

It makes little sense to me, but it does to PowerMad people like McConnell

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Jayapal Says McAuliffe Loss Was Not About Congress

McAuliffe had a Mitt-Romney-47% moment in his campaign with the education bit. Somebody like Newsom or Obama could have side-stepped it (or worked to reverse it).

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Some of them want to use you
Some of them want to get used by you
Some of them want to abuse you
Some of them want to be abused.

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Yet again, the “world’s greatest deliberative body” refuses to deliberate anything of consequence. In The World According to the GOP, if “That government is best which governs least,” then that government which governs no at all is the height of perfection.

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No, it’s Mitch McConnell who refuses to allow it through his overt and continuing abuse of the filibuster and other Senate rules.

The solution is easy to see—but difficult to accomplish.

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