Democrats, Please Throw Us in the Filibuster Briar Patch by Kurt Schlichter for Town Hall
Chuck Schumer, the Inspector Clouseau of Senate Majority Leaders in comparison to Mitch McConnell’s Sherlock Holmes, has decided to try to strong-arm Joe Manchin and Kristin Sinema into dropping their opposition to killing the filibuster by making a big public show of it. Hey, that’s plan has worked great so far. I sure hope he succeeds – for once – for three reasons.
Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, and Barrett.
As so often happens with the Dems, Napoleon’s injunction to never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake comes to mind. So does Br’er Rabbit’s plea to Br’er Fox not to toss him into the briar patch.
Please please please lift the filibuster, Chuck. It totally will not come back and bite you on your Swalwell valve like it did Harry Reid after he did it for circuit court judges. No, your initiative to give the incoming GOP majority and incoming GOP president unlimited power is a smart plan that will cement your reputation as a strategic genius. And don’t worry, this cheesy expedient cannot possibly boomerang.
We totally do not want us conservatives to have the unfettered power to enact our whole agenda.
We don’t want national concealed carry.
We don’t want to ban teachers’ unions.
We don’t want to regulate Big Tech.
We don’t want to repeal whatever pro-cheating laws you pass and then implement a real voting rights agenda of in-person voting only, on one day, with photo voter ID.
Really. Trust us, we will definitely not do these things if you end the filibuster. Pinky swear!
Now, you might point out that the potential downside assumes that the GOP will retake the House and Senate in 2022 and the presidency in 2024. Good point. Ignore that possibility! You should go forward on the assumption that a desiccated old pervert polling on par with cholera is not going to drag down all your marginal seats. Hey, it’s possible that a midterm election with a massively unpopular president of the majority party will go well for the incumbents. It’s also possible that Ted Lieu will win the Nobel Prize for his pioneering work in the fields of string theory and quantum mechanics.