The Senate is the problem. It has always been the problem. It will be the problem for as long as it exists in its current form.
On the bright side, after the 2024 election both Manchin and Sinema will be gone. Manchin replaced by a real Republican, Sinema replaced by a real Democrat. And with, in my opinion, the likelihood that the House MAGA Majority so pisses off the country with shutdowns and phony impeachments, Cruz is gone and with him one or two more obstructionist Republicans.
And then the filibuster can be eliminated or more likely, reformed. My opinion - bring back the talking filibuster. Let the obstructionist hold the floor for as long as he or she can. Then when he/she drops from exhaustion, proceed to the vote. And with this caveat - catheters and Depends are not permitted as a way to extend the time on the floor.
Mmm... CATHETERS & DEPENDS.
A performance duo, no doubt
Grow a pair and apply the 14th amendment, section three to the Senate renegades. Fixes the problem tout suite
💯 for “It’s time to pass the car keys to Amy Klobuchar, who at least understands what we’re up against.”
The Senate is perfect for a party that is anti-regulation and anti-legislation.
Billions of dollars continue to support a disinformation propaganda ecosystem that ensures at least half the country never finds this out.
When Kyrsten Sinema won in Arizona, progressives celebrated the election of the country’s first openly bisexual senator; turns out, she just wanted to fuck everybody.
Oh that picture...says it all! (Cringe)
America is a work in progress, and the archaic ECA and unrepresentative senate gotta go before we call ourselves a real democracy. 🤠
This might not be popular, but the sirens are sounding and red lights flashing all over the place that the US Constitution no longer serves the interests of the majority of the country. Trying to operate within a system that has so many poison pills baked in makes it virtually impossible that the obstacles can be overcome, no matter how much we articulate ways to do so. Example: Supreme Court Justices Thomas, Alito, Gorsuch, Kavanaugh and Coney Barrett should not be on the court for reasons we all know. But these people get to decide what’s legal and what’s not. It’s almost impossible to get rid of them. Expanding the court would dilute their impact, but trying to getting Sinema and Manchin to go along is as futile as getting them to eliminate the filibuster (which by the way is nowhere to be found in the Constitution).
Hopefully before our beloved America, currently hemorrhaging, lies beyond the grasp of resuscitation, enough people will wake up to the fact that the Constitution needs major surgery. As Jefferson said, “ On similar ground it may be proved that no society can make a perpetual constitution, or even a perpetual law. The earth belongs always to the living generation.”
Couldn’t have said it better myself and I’ve got a long memory of egregious mis-steps of Congress. The sell out of our government by those who desire power above all else is well underway. That much is getting clearer each day. If we don’t wake up from the fug of ineptitude this country will have quite willingly flushed itself down into the sewer of has-been states.
Enough to bring on another episode of apoplexy. Had so many, life is only brief interludes of sanity between apoplexy and berserk nonfunctioning. I have blamed Mitch primarily although the team of Hastert/Delay caused plenty of consternation. You are so right. Hope plenty of ears and eyes find this Prevail
Greg, your statement “bills sit on Mitch McConnell’s desk until they decompose like Strom Thurmond’s corpse” gave me a sort of funny pause. So many things like RBG not giving up her seat when she was ill and Chuck Schumer being too careful and uncreative in fighting against the R’s, really set us back. That and the fact that Dems are ridiculously shitty messengers! Without people like The Lincoln Project, Dems would sink.
I am totally in agreement with you about Amy Klobuchar. She is a bulldog while Chuck is a dachshund. No doubt he is smart but Amy doesn’t fool around and takes no crap off of anyone.
That photo, tho...After Judd Legum and Joyce Vance I needed to take a shower. Having read your post I need a decontamination system! Thanks to all y'all!
From across the Ocean,it appears America is 💯 money,and Lucre Oriented.The plebians just Don't matter anymore.Outrageous Lies are repeated over and over by bought out Corporate MassMedia.Please Gen Z,save America,Save the Planet.The Corporate owned politicians are CEMENTED in place just like Mt.Rushmore..Break the Corporate Fascist hold Dear Z-ers.that your elders refuse to progress from...Get a Sledgehammer if need be☑️💙🇺🇸
I had to force myself to read every word of this, because I am so damn tired of this shit (not you Greg, you rock).
I am not seeing any light at the end of the tunnel, and that is so depressing