Biden's Argument Against the Filibuster Gets Eviscerated by...Biden, Obama, and a Few Inconvenient Facts

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Democrats are considering killing the filibuster to further consolidate their hold on power.

It’s questionable if they have the votes, when folks like Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) is saying that he’s not going to agree to it — although one can’t count on Manchin.


But Joe Biden made it clear during his press conference from his written notes that he (or his handlers) were all for blowing the filibuster up. He agreed that the filibuster was a “relic of the Jim Crow era,” when asked by CNN’s Kaitlan Collins. He had to look up in his notes to know what to say to her and then gave a canned, prepared quote.

Democrats are ridiculous. There’s nothing “Jim Crow” about the filibuster. Once again, they want to somehow tag “racism” to a political procedure that has nothing to do with race because they want to kill the procedure; because they have the slimmest of majorities, they want to be able to pass all their agenda items and lock up power for decades.

But if it was so horrible and racist, why have both Barack Obama and Joe Biden lobbied to keep it in the past? Of course, that’s when Republicans were in power and the Democrats were in the minority.

Indeed, Biden in 2005 argued it was one of the “pillars of our American democracy” and that killing it would “eviscerate minority rights.” Moreover, he prayed “to God” that, if Democrats ever took power back, they would not blow it up.


Such a difference in his “stutter” between then and now, right?

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) also called out a lie that Biden said during his presser on the filibuster.

Let’s check out the rank hypocrisy of what Obama is saying now “Jim Crow relic” — versus then.

So here’s another question for Biden, who denounced the rampant abuse of the filibuster last year. According to Fox’s John Roberts, it’s the Democrats who used it 327 times last year, Republicans only once.


So, if there was ‘rampant abuse’ last year, it wasn’t by Republicans. What the heck was Biden talking about? Plus, if it’s a relic of the Jim Crow era, why were the Democrats using it so much? Obviously, they must have been very racist!

Of course, this is about power, not race. The Democrats will do anything, blow up any rule, do away with any Constitutional process, if they can ensure their own power, no matter how much it shows their hypocrisy.

Related: “The Left Is So Desperate to Kill the Filibuster They’re Turning to Sharpton to Threaten Democrats” via RedState’s new YouTube channel:


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