Dem response to GOP blocking ‘For the People Act’: We ‘have to start playing dirtier’

Dem response to GOP blocking ‘For the People Act’: We ‘have to start playing dirtier’
For the People (Image: LU Staff)

Let’s see. The Democrats, despite their claims to the contrary, have flung open the southern border. Their wish list includes statehood for the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, both reliable Democratic strongholds, and abolishing the Electoral College, depriving voters in smaller red state of a voice in elections. They also want to eliminate the filibuster while packing the Supreme Court. All of this is with an eye toward giving their party permanent control over the federal government.

Yet, with all this, MSNBC’s Elise Jordan shared her belief that Democrats “have to start playing dirtier.” Take a look. (A transcript follows.)

I think Democrats are going to have to start playing dirtier if they want to get anything done. This idea that the filibuster needs to be preserved just because it’s the body of decency and debate and bipartisan consensus. That’s just not where the Senate is right now. We saw insurrectionists storm the Capitol. We see plenty of Republican senators deny that that ever even happened. We see the continuation of the big lie. Democrats have to figure out a way to start moving something forward, because nothing is getting done. The American people are frustrated. They’re banking on if they get rid of the filibuster, then maybe Americans will possibly like what they’re doing and then Republicans wouldn’t win in the next re-election cycle. It’s really frustrating to watch when I think that we all can see what’s happening here, and it’s time to get tough.

So why do Jordan and countless other Democrats feel the party needs to get tougher? Because Senate Republicans had the audacity to use the filibuster to block debate on the Democrats’ “For the People Act,” a ruthless power grab in the guise of “election reform.” (“For the Democrats Act” would be a far more honest name.)

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Jordan was not the only member of the far Left to speak out on this grave injustice. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez also weighed in on Twitter, hilariously inviting readers to “call me radical,” adding, “but I do not believe a minority of Senators should be able to block voting rights for millions of people.” Her argument collapsed entirely when one Twitter user reminded her that she herself had engaged in a seven-hour filibuster.

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer and regular contributor to "Liberty Unyielding."

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