Thursday, January 13, 2022

About the Filibuster

 It seems that Senator Kyrsten Simema is letting folks know that she will not vote to end the filibuster.  That is good news, but we have to always guard against mob rule.

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema said Thursday that she will not vote to weaken the Senate's 60-vote filibuster threshold, bucking her party leaders yet again and dealing a major blow to Democrats' election reform effort. 

That is good news, but the Dems should be very careful about changing the rules of the game.  At some point, the Dems will be out of power, and if the GOP maintains those same rules, the Republicans will be able to do whatever they want to do. 

Be very careful with mob rule.  Eventually, the power shifts, and anything that one mob does can be undone by the next mob.


Mike-SMO said...

You are assuming that they will allow a "next time".

Old NFO said...

And Xiden is pissed... And said the quiet part out loud about how important it was as to WHO counts the votes.

TechieDude said...

You think they'd have learnt when they changed the rules for nominating judges, having the republicans restock the judiciary later.

Apparently not.

Then again, no telling how their endgame works.

Jonathan H said...

Power WILL change hands at some point. Depending on how they fix elections, it could be a while, but they will only last so long against the will of the people...

Justin_O_Guy said...

At some point, the Dems will be out of power,

Unless the theft of elections becomes entrenched and unstoppable.
It's obvious what happened. Trump Won. And in spite of the obvious, saying it is begging to be labeled as some kinda Krazee..