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The Filibuster. Is it raciest OR does it keep politicians in check?

Go figure, from the left it’s racist as is everything today and from the right it’s a stop gap from a one party take over of the government.

Lengthy post, so are the articles but worth the time I think if you want to be informed and make a common sense decision, in my opinion.

From the left a good article from VOX with a misrepresentation of history if you care to research the history for yourself and come to your own conclusion. Missing from the “History” is Senator Robert Byrd, “He filibustered against the 1964 Civil Rights.”

Hears some excerpts from the article, it’s actually a interesting read I thought.

“The question of what to do about the filibuster — the once-arcane Senate rule that creates a de facto 60-vote threshold for major legislation — is arguably the most important topic in Washington, DC, right now.

It is the main thing blocking Senate Democrats from approving President Joe Biden’s sweeping policy agenda on party lines; as such, it has become a subject of fierce partisan (and intraparty) dispute.”

“Prominent Democrats, including former President Barack Obama and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA),have argued that the filibuster has been a tool used by racists to protect white supremacy. In a Tuesday floor speech, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell denied this entirely — accusing Democrats of lying about history for political purposes.

“These talking points are an effort to use the terrible history of racism to justify a partisan power grab in the present,” McConnell said.”

“In 1917, the Senate finally decided to reform the filibuster, adding a provision that would allow two-thirds of senators to vote on a “cloture” motion that would end debate — interrupting an individual senator who won’t stop talking.

This provision, called Rule 22, was designed to make filibustering harder. But it actually had the opposite effect: It was now possible for a minority of senators to block bills by voting down cloture motions. This is how the filibuster works today (albeit with a three-fifths threshold for cloture rather than the original two-thirds, thanks to a 1975 reform).

The defenders of Jim Crow pioneered this new filibuster, successfully deploying it again and again to block civil rights bills. Richard Russell, a leading filibuster practitioner and staunch segregationist, said in 1949 that “nobody mentions any other legislation in connection with it.”

Two political scientists, Sarah Binder and Steven Smith, identified every bill between 1917 and 1994 that they believe died purely because of the filibuster. Among these, half were civil rights bills, including anti-lynching bills proposed in 1922 and 1935.”

Why the debate over the filibuster matters

“It’s fair to wonder why any of this matters. The mere fact that the filibuster as we know it is a “Jim Crow relic,” as Obama once put it, doesn’t necessarily say anything about whether it’s desirable to keep around today.

To understand why the history of the filibuster matters, let’s take a closer look at the arguments in favor of keeping the 60-vote threshold. Of these, the most prominent by far is that the filibuster is necessary to protect minority rights. National Review’s Dan McLaughlin made this point clearly in a recent essay:” ( Read the rest of the article here, it’s actually a interesting read.)The filibuster’s racist history, explained

Now from Mitch McConnell: 03.23.21 U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the legislative filibuster:

‘If our Democratic colleagues really believe what they’re saying, did they themselves use a racist tool against Senator Scott’s police reform bill last year? Did they use a racist relic when they delayed the CARES Act or blocked legislation to protect unborn babies who can feel pain? […] Or is our colleagues’ story that the filibuster was not an offensive relic as recently as last summer, but magically became an offensive relic the instant Democrats came to have a majority?’

“While House Democrats try to overturn a certified election result from last November, some Senate Democrats are agitating to break Senate rules to ram through a partisan rewrite of all 50 states’ election laws.

“The 60-vote threshold is the reason why huge pillars of domestic policy don’t oscillate back and forth every time a different party wins the majority.

“Think of something like the Mexico City Policy, the executive-branch policy about funding overseas abortions. It has flipped back and forth every single time the White House has changed party since the 1980s. Republican presidents issue the memo. Democratic presidents retract it.

“The legislative filibuster is what keeps the entirety of federal law from working that way.”

“For a long time, Senators on both sides have recognized the Senate and the country are better off with some stability. Both sides have understood there are no permanent majorities in American politics, so a system that gives both sides a voice benefits everyone in the long run.

“That’s what 33 of our Democratic colleagues said just a few years ago, when they all signed a joint letter insisting that rules protecting debate on legislation be preserved.

“That’s what President Biden believed consistently throughout his long Senate tenure. About 15 years ago, then-Senator Biden said killing the filibuster would be, quote, ‘an example of the arrogance of power.’ He restated his long-held position during the campaign just last year.

“Here’s what my colleague the Democratic Leader said in 2017. 

“The ‘legislative filibuster’ is ‘the most important distinction between the Senate and the House… Let’s find a way to further protect the 60-vote rule for legislation.’ End quote.

“The Democratic Leader, less than four years ago.

“And Democrats didn’t just spend the last four years supporting the filibuster; they spent four years using it!

“We could have had federal legislation on the books since last summer putting more body cameras on police officers, requiring fuller incident reporting to the FBI, and finally making lynching a federal crime. Among other things. But Democrats stopped it.

“A few months before, they used the filibuster to briefly turn the bipartisan sprint toward the CARES Act into a partisan standoff. The press marveled that Senate Democrats had the gall to block relief — a tactic that helped tank the markets — in order to demand further changes.

“And back in early 2018, Senate Democrats used the filibuster to block government funding and force a brief government shutdown over immigration. One of the Democratic Leader’s first major acts as the leader of his conference was to wield the filibuster to shut down the entire government. 

“So the Democratic side just spent four years defending and happily using the same Senate rule that many of our colleagues now attack.

“About a year ago, former President Obama launched a new, coordinated, and very obvious campaign to get liberals repeating the claim that the Senate rules are a relic of racism and bigotry. 

“That came just a month after Democrats had used the filibuster to kill Senator Tim Scott’s police reform and anti-lynching bill.

“These talking points are an effort to use the terrible history of racism to justify a partisan power grab in the present. It’s not unlike what we saw last summer when some protest mobs ended up defacing statues of people who actually crusaded for justice — like Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, and the abolitionist Mathias Baldwin.

“Mistakenly damaging good institutions because of our troubled past. 

“Multiple fact-checkers have torn into this simplistic notion that the rules of the Senate are rooted in racism. ( Read the rest of his remarks here, Democrats’ Filibuster Threats Aren’t About Principle, Just Raw Power

Another good read from The Hill

“On September 30, 1788, Pennsylvania became the first state to elect its United States senators, one of whom was William Maclay.  In his 1789 journal Senator Maclay wrote, “I gave my opinion in plain language that the confidence of the people was departing from us, owing to our unreasonable delays. The design of the Virginians and of the South Carolina gentlemen was to talk away the time, so that we could not get the bill passed.”

“Our Founding Fathers intended the Senate to be a continuing body that allows for open and unlimited debate and the protection of minority rights.  Senators have understood this since the Senate first convened.  

In his notes of the Constitutional Convention on June 26, 1787, James Madison recorded that the ends to be served by the Senate were “first, to protect the people against their rulers, secondly, to protect the people against the transient impressions into which they themselves might be led… They themselves, as well as a numerous body of Representatives, were liable to err also, from fickleness and passion.  A necessary fence against this danger would be to select a portion of enlightened citizens, whose limited number, and firmness might seasonably interpose against impetuous councils.”  That “fence” was the United States Senate.

During this 111th Congress in particular the minority has threatened to filibuster almost every matter proposed for Senate consideration.   I find this tactic contrary to each Senator’s duty to act in good faith.

I share the profound frustration of my constituents and colleagues as we confront this situation.  The challenges before our nation are far too grave, and too numerous, for the Senate to be rendered impotent to address them, and yet be derided for inaction by those causing the delay.

There are many suggestions as to what we should do.  I know what we must not do.

We must never, ever, tear down the only wall – the necessary fence – this nation has against the excesses of the Executive Branch and the resultant haste and tyranny of the majority.

The path to solving our problem lies in our thoroughly understanding it.  Does the difficulty reside in the construct of our rules or in the ease of circumventing them? ( Read the rest of the article here, The filibuster and its consequences (Sen. Robert Byrd)

God Bless America and you.

How the Democrats went off the deep end.

I was thinking the other day, what the heck happened to the dem’s? Then I remembered how it started. It actually started long before this but that will be shared in a later post I’m working on. but for now, just a short thought.

In September we will come up on the 7 year anniversary of the 2012 Democrat Convention in Charlotte SC. Remember it? It’s where the Democrats denied God three times and tried to distance it’s self from Israel.

If it weren’t for the heads of the party and Obama himself stepping in they would have changed their party platform to remove God from it and distance itself from our Allie Israel by denying Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Here’s some reminders and different points of view, my two cents follows. Democrats BOO GOD At Convention

Democrats boo vote to restore ‘God’

Delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte today booed, jeered and shook their fists when the chairman, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, declared that an amendment to the party’s platform that restored a mention of God had been adopted.

The Party That Booed God

Sometime on Wednesday morning, panic set in when the head honchos of Team Obama, who I would argue can’t stand Israel or the God-language either, but who understand sales, marketing and branding; realized what had happened and rushed to rectify the move made by delegates.
That moment of intense stomach distress might possibly have coincided with the moment when distinguished Harvard Law Professor (aka “the Democrats’ brain”) Alan Dershowitz berated the Democratic Party for becoming the first major political party in the history of the U.S. to abandon Israel.
Now panic really set in.
The media reported that Obama himself made desperate calls to change the platform.
He must have realized that without God added back to the platform, his campaign for re-election was dead-before he even stepped on the stage for his acceptance speech Thursday.

Democrats Conventioneers Deny God “Three Times”

This is shocking, but does expose the majority of Democrats and their ideology.  God isn’t that important nor relevant.

It’s more than unfortunate, more than sad, but frightening that we have a political party in this nation openly mocking God.

Dems Quickly Switch to Include “God,” “Jerusalem”

The changes came after Republicans spent the morning criticizing Democrats for removing Jerusalem and God from their platform, which was adopted during the start of the convention on Tuesday. The Republican platform mentions God 12 times.

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Wednesday that taking the word “God” out of the Democratic platform proved that the party is “veering further and further away into an extreme wing that Americans don’t recognize.”

Democrats’ Efforts To Reinsert ‘God’ And ‘Jerusalem’ Into Platform Met With Loud Opposition (VIDEO)

A source informed on the deliberations told The Huffington Post that President Obama personally intervened to strengthen the language. Speaking with HuffPost, a senior Obama administration official also confirmed the president’s involvement.

But when Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, the convention chairman, came to the podium to ask for the approval of the delegates, those who shouted opposition to the language change were as loud, if not louder, than those who voiced their support.

Encase there is any doubt about their feelings on the issue on this 7th anniversary , yesterday “Democratic Party embraces nonreligious voters, criticizes ‘religious liberty’ in new resolution.”

Democratic Party embraces nonreligious voters, criticizes ‘religious liberty’ in new resolution

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) passed a resolution Saturday praising the values of “religiously unaffiliated” Americans as the “largest religious group within the Democratic Party.”
The resolution, which was unanimously passed at the DNC’s summer meeting on Aug. 24 in San Francisco, Calif., was championed by the Secular Coalition of America, an organization that lobbies on behalf of atheists, agnostics, and humanists on public policy.
The group celebrated the DNC’s move as the first time a major party “embraced American nonbelievers.”
“Religiously unaffiliated Americans overwhelmingly share the Democratic Party’s values,” said the resolution, which adds they should advocate for “rational public policy based on sound science and universal humanistic values.”

What comes to my mind is, Galatians 6:7 Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. What comes to my mind is, Galatians 6:7 Romans 1:24 So God abandoned them to do whatever shameful things their hearts desired. As a result, they did vile and degrading things with each other’s bodies. Romans 1:24

Think about it. Isn’t it true looking at the Democrat party now? Abortion and all the other crazy things they want for America. For those of you that are into numerology, This being the 7th anniversary, 7 being the number of completion, could this be the end of the party?

Well, that’s my two cents. God bless America and you.

I breath of fresh air in a insane world. (Caution), common sense and actual thought required.

I first became aware of this guy watching Tucker Carlson Tonight he’s been on a few times and I always say I’ve got to remember and look him up but always forget. Here’s the most recent one I watched. The Left, the truth and the ‘right’ not to be offended

H/T to PUMABydesign001’s Blog whom I’ve followed forever and I believe is one of the first Blogger’s I ever followed. Check out her About page on her Blog. If I remember right she writes for, manages or edits at Wow! Magazine where I came across this post from the Bookworm Room another great site I follow.

Bookworm Beat 1/29/18 — the Jordan Peterson illustrated edition

This post is mostly about Jordan Peterson, explaining his popularity and the great mass of memes in his name. I’ve added some funny posters, too.

I’d been aware of Jordan Peterson for some time because the University of Toronto psychology professor took a stand against Canadian law forcing people to put language to the service of transgender identities. As is true for me, Peterson is willing as a courtesy to use someone’s preferred pronouns, but government coercion is another thing entirely. So yay, Prof. Peterson!

I checked out Jordan B Peterson on Twitter @jordanbpeterson were I came across this post from another good site I enjoy PATHEOS . As I posted on social media earlier this morning, An absolute must read!!!

The Mischaracterization Of Jordan Peterson Isn’t New Or Special

Jordan Peterson has been all over the news lately from a viral interview with Cathy Newman. In the interview, Newman consistently mischaracterizes Peterson and tries to make his positions sound more extreme than they really were. Peterson easily deflected all of the aggressive “gotcha” questions with calm explanations of his actual positions.

This Atlantic article does a great job summarizing the problems in this interview. Let’s look at an example:

Here’s another video you might enjoy from Tucker.

Anti-PC prof: I’m guilty for the ‘structure’ of my thinking

As always, God bless America and you. MAGA

May Day. Communism, Socialism and Liberalism.

“A lot of people are talking about socialism these days, and believe that it will make our country better. But the reality of socialism does not match the picture in our minds. Socialism has always resulted in failed economies, police states, and loss of life.”  Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation

So let’s take a look at some interesting articles and fact’s.

“The term “communism” originated in France in the 1840’s but it acquired a modern meaning only in 1918 when Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, having seized power in what used to be the Russian empire, named his party Communist.

Communism is a variant of socialism. But differs from it in this important respect: while socialists believe in democracy and assume that they will come to power democratically and rule democratically, Lenin and his Communist followers did not.”  More here. WHAT IS COMMUNISM?

What is Socialism?

“May Day is a public holiday usually celebrated on May 1. It is an ancient northern hemisphere spring festival.[1] It is also a traditional spring holiday in many cultures. Dances, singing, and cake are usually part of the celebrations that the day includes.

In the late 19th century, May Day was chosen as the date for International Workers’ Day by the Socialists and Communists of the Second International to commemorate the Haymarket affair in Chicago. International Workers’ Day may also be referred to as “May Day”, but it is a different celebration from the traditional May Day.” More here. May Day

Continue reading

General Flynn. Liberal hypocrisy and the lonney tunes on the left.

The libs are losing their minds and are probably going to have a nervous breakdown before these four years are up. No one in thier right mind or anyone with an ounce of common sense can deny these people are on a mission to utterly destroy President Trump and sabotage anything he tries to do, or has it has been called a “Political Jihad”.

This is a pretty good article from The American Thinker about the hypocrisy I just read and shared.

“Besides the Department of Justice, the Central Intelligence Agency, and perhaps former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn himself, the latest name to emerge in the spreading swamp of connivers who did Flynn in this week is none other than the Obama administration’s former National Security Council Deputy Advisor for Strategic Communications, Ben Rhodes.”

“Glenn Greenwald has pointed out that Democrats have made it an ugly “narrative” (Rhodes’ specialty) to accuse anyone who speaks with the Russians as a Kremlin agent, and he cited the hypocrisy of Bill Clinton’s still-unexplained visit to Moscow during his student days. The left and its media minions, led by Rhodes, have seized on the idea of talking with the Russians as somehow dangerous, treasonous, and absolutely beyond the pale.

It’s the height of hypocrisy that Rhodes, Mister Dialogue himself, to now take to plotting political ruin for anyone caught in ‘dialogue’ with the Russians. Apparently, dialogue with America’s enemies and rivals is only acceptable … if Rhodes does it.” Read more here. The Hypocrisy of Ben Rhodes

All the talk about “Fake News” check out what the Dem’s fell for if you haven’t heard yet. From The American Thinker again.

“Democratic Reps. Nancy Leosi and Elijah Cummings issued statements calling for an investigation into the activities of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, citing a tweet that suggested  other people were involved in the incident. The New York Times also cited the tweet in their reporting.

The problem for Pelosi, Cummings, and the Times is that the tweet originated on a fake Michael Flynn Twitter account.”  Read more here. Reps. Pelosi, Cummings, and NY Times all fall for tweet from fake Flynn account

Here’s a collection of some great interviews I watched last night. Don’t get me wrong Flynn was stupid and the President was right for firing him but there’s a much bigger problem here and the lib’s are behind it all.

Kellyanne Conway Weighs on Micheal Flynn Resignation & The Media – Hannity

Brit Hume: Trump seeing resistance from inside and outside

Attacking The Trump Administration – Hannity

I posted a video from Dave Rubin a couple days ago on social media, you can check it out here. “WHY I LEFT THE LEFT” and Tucker Carlson interviewed him on his show last night. Even the left has had it with the left.

It’s being reported that Obama is behind a lot of this crap too. Here’s a few articles on it. How Obama is scheming to sabotage Trump’s presidency

Report: Obama’s Organizing for Action Is Training Army of Agitators to Sabotage Trump (Video)

Well that’s it, hope you enjoyed and maybe got a new perspective on things. God bless America and you.

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