Mazie Hirono Goes for Maximum Cringe With New Argument Against Filibuster

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It’s often a challenging race to try to figure out who is the dumbest Democrat in Congress. There are so many people from which to choose. Every time one looks like he might have a lock on the crown, another one rises to the challenge.


One person who always seems in the hunt for the crown is Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI). She of course has a lot of prior entries in this contest. There was the time that she let the cat out of the bag about impeaching President Donald Trump because whoops, he might get reelected.

Here she is telling men to just “shut up” during the Kavanaugh hearings.

There’s this from our friend Guy Benson.

But today, Hirono reached for the crown in a very cringey way. It’s hard to believe that this came from an elected legislator.

Hey, if there are sound effects, I’m sure that we’ll believe Hirono more! Seriously? Did she truly go to the trouble of doing that? Can we talk about the pure cringe here?

The bottom line here is that Democrats are desperate to consolidate their power. They think they can do it by doing away with the filibuster to prevent their bills from being held up and lock out the Republicans.

Toward that end, they’ve accused the filibuster of everything from being “broken” to being somehow racist. They haven’t been successful because not all the Democrats are on board with that tactic. Folks like Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), among others, have a big issue with doing away with it. But Hirono certainly is on board.


However, Hirono seems to have forgotten both about the Democrats’ prior position on the filibuster as well as her prior position on it. As we previously reported, Democrats are fond of calling it “Jim Crow” — yet they used it 327 times last year when they were in the minority party. So by using their logic against them, they’re big flaming racists. Then, Hirono herself was all for the filibuster, when she thought it was helping the position of her party.

According to reports, she was all for it to fight the nomination of Justice Neil Gorsuch in 2017.

Of course, the filibuster isn’t broken when it helps them.

Their problem isn’t the filibuster. The problem is their policies. They can’t even convince all their Democrats to sign aboard them, so how they think they can convince any Republicans? That’s the real problem here — that their policies are so awful but they don’t want to change that because they want these awful policies to pass.

Editor’s note: this article’s content was edited for clarity after publication.



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