Let me tell you something. If the Democrats win the Senate in November and take control in January, they are going to end the filibuster so fast Republicans’ head won’t stop spinning until July.
That’s because, in their moral righteousness and inability to see two sides to anything, Democrats are firmly in the camp of “might makes right.” They will do whatever they have to in order to enact their agenda. And Biden ain’t gonna stand in the way.
According to the Washington Examiner:
Joe Biden changed course on his position regarding the Senate filibuster, opening the door to ending the practice and allowing major left-wing legislation to pass the Senate with a simple majority after previously opposing getting rid of it.
The former vice president and longtime senator was asked about getting rid of the filibuster in a Monday interview with several journalists, specifically concerning whether he could enact the “most progressive agenda since FDR,” as Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders described Biden’s platform recently, without reforming the Senate tool.
“It’s going to depend on how obstreperous they become,” Biden said, referring to Republicans. He said that while he was previously optimistic about being able to work with Republicans, “I think you’re going to just have to take a look at it.”
The filibuster, which prevents Senate debate on legislation from ending and moving to a vote without approval from 60 out of 100 senators, is seen as a major impediment to far-left activists. They worry that if Democrats win the majority in the Senate but garner fewer than 60 seats, their policy goals will not become law.
Biden firmly opposed abolishing the filibuster in a January interview with the New York Times editorial board that was released just before Democratic primary voters and caucusgoers started casting ballots for their presidential picks.
If Republicans become obstreperous? Is one not allowed to object? Savor your democracy while you have it.