Why Democrats Have Lost The War

Well, let’s be clear…the war is far from over. As the bastion of conservative thought, Rush Limbaugh used to say, you don’t want to totally get rid of liberals because you need examples of what happens if you’re not conservative. And he had a point. But for all intents and purposes, let’s be clear on this other point as well. The war is never over, but the current battle certainly looks like it is. And because of the Democrats’ thought process, they don’t ever give in, they double down.

That’s what Chuck Schumer is trying to do with voting rights.

See, if Schumer fails at even bringing the voting rights debate to the Senate floor, he shows the world how weak of a leader he is. That’s something he cannot afford. But at the same time, he wants to point out to everyone in America what we already know. The filibuster rule isn’t going to be changed because Joe Manchin (D-WV), and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) are against changing it. And why are they against changing it? Well, Schumer would have you believe that they are going against their party’s wishes to pass a keystone piece of legislation that will not only help the Democrats, but will keep America’s democracy strong well into the future.

And it’s a bunch of bunk.

As most of you already know, but it does bear repeating…the House of Representatives was always viewed by the Founding Fathers as “The People’s House”. This is where rash ideas could be brought up debated quickly and passed (or not). It was meant to be a fertile ground for new ideas. The Senate on the other hand was designed to slow things down. There, the whole idea was ponder the idea. Poke holes in the idea. See if when you turn it over it still holds water, or does it leak all over the place. And that’s why when debating, it would take a “super majority” of 60 votes to shut down debate.

If you follow Chuck Schumer’s thoughts, he wants the Senate to be a carbon copy of the House. He wants to allow the whole voting rights bill thing to get passed, not because it helps America, but because it helps Democrats. And like Harry Reid before him, Schumer has as much vision as a blind squirrel. Except this squirrel can’t find an acorn.

And so, because there are at least two Democrats that actually pay homage to the Founding Fathers’ wishes of slowing down things and taking time to do the heavy lifting, it appears that the whole getting rid of the filibuster wish so they can pass what they want will wither and die on the vine. Just as it should.

So, what can we take out of this? Chuck Schumer is a very weak leader. He is a very partisan politician, who has been on Capitol Hill way too long. And he, along with his counterpart in the House, make great arguments for why we need term limits in this country. Poor leaders beget poor outcomes. It’s as simple as that. The over-riding problem is, I’m not so sure there’s anyone in the Republican side of the Senate that is capable of doing the job either.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

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